My amazing crew walked over 8 miles on a hike from school to Brockadale Nature Reserve as part of our immersion week for our new and exciting expedition ‘Walking and wildlife’. The sun was shining and everyone showed huge determination and resilience.
What an achievement! I was so proud of each and every one of you!
Continuing from epic hook week, 6CC took to the outdoor space to paint the surface of their papier mache planets. The completion of the planets on Friday afternoon was made all the more sweeter by the sunny weather which all the children enjoyed. Great effort guys, the planets are out of this world (couldn’t resist!).
Students engaged in a range of discussions surrounding kindness… whilst in the outdoor classroom! In Crew 6CC, we explored many different scenarios where kindness could have a profound impact on the situation where a negative result may possibly have been avoided. Using their voices, each pupils gave an insight into how they would react and how they would want to be treated in their chosen scenario. Before returning to the safety of our cozy classroom, the crew undertook a teambuilding challenge of passing around a musical instrument with the aim being not to make a sound.
Year 6 students took to the lectern in the Big Bangs! hook week and voiced their arguments in a wide variety of space related topics, ranging from ‘Is space exploration a waste of money?’ to ‘Have aliens visited planet Earth?’. All teams used the internet to build background knowledge about their topic before compiling their best points in the form of a written argument. Bravely, each group delivered a well-structured argument, equipped with a broad range subject-specific vocabulary and statistics to hopefully sway their peers towards their point of view. Well done, Year 6! 👏🏻🏆
This year has been extremely tough on everyone, particularly our children. In 5RS, we thought that our Crew deserved a reward for their resilience and hard work during these unprecedented times and so we decided to revisit Shrove Tuesday. It is safe to say that our children had a flipping good time!
Our Crew definitely made a splash in their English Channel virtual challenge! The children have walked an astonishing 21 miles during lockdown, which has supported the Eden Project in planting an additional 5 trees! Incredible job 5RS!
Both the children in school and at home thoroughly enjoyed getting dressed up as their favourite book characters. The staff in school also had lots of fun recording themselves reading their favourite stories for the children to guess.
Year 3 and 4 have fully embraced the Victorian era this week! We have evaluated the differences in how the rich and poor lived, focussing on clothing. Check out these poor children, their teachers look super strict!
Well done to all the children in years 5 and 6 for their tremendous hard work this term. They have been on a journey, exploring the development of the camera and how the world has changed as a result of iconic events, remarkable people and even several disasters!
Watch the video here to gain insight into their expedition and let them introduce you to the culmination of our journey: their rather impressive final product!
If it’s good enough for our children, its good enough for our staff too… Everything that you are doing in class, we are doing too!
We have also be revisiting our Core Values that we set together as a whole community 5 years ago. Here we are unpicking exactly what it looks like to embrace our values and identify our own HOWLs – Habits of Work and Learning. HOWLS help us demonstrate how we are working to be the best version of ourselves or as we like to say, “Being the BEST version of ME!”