Upper School Gallery
Year 6 Leavers 2023
Year 5: STEM Day at QE Grammar School
Year 6 Kingswood Residential
Monday: Day 1
A busy first day for the children. After lunch and a little rest, they regrouped ready for their first activity. Lots of team work required for this challenge: Nightline - a blindfolded assault course trail. Though muddy and wet, the children had lots of laughs. A quick shower before dinner and then a mini Olympic competition where six competing teams ran, bounced and hopped against each other.
Tuesday: Day 2
Wow! What an amazing day we have had. Teams 1 and 2 started the morning with raft building; with team 3 taking up the challenge after lunch. All groups braved the lake testing the stability of their rafts. Some were more successful than others - lots of fun walking the plank and swimming. While teams 1 and 2 were riding the waves of the lake, group 3 were testing their team work on Jacobs ladder. Strength and a strategic plan were key to this giddy challenge. Teams 1 and 2 tested their climbing skills after lunch. During the day all teams created their bush craft shelter - some had sleeping quarters others a toilet! At the end of the day we regrouped for the scrapheap challenge of building a ‘cardboard armour’ to withstand the onslaught of water ballon’s. What an exhilarating day we have all had.
Wednesday: Day 3
Another busy day for the Year 6s. Archery for 2 teams in the morning. All the children showed great archery skills and qualities including: balance, drawing, loading the arrows and accuracy. Scrambling along the obstacle course took place for all teams - with some games added in to create extra fun challenges. Mid morning they regrouped and were all very excited to try the quick zip, this is one of the highest platforms in the centre - so good practice for the leap of faith tomorrow! After experiencing yesterday‘s bushcraft shelter skills, they completed their survival skills by learning how to light a fire from flint. Team 2 were challenged with a nail biting, knee knocking climb up the High Equilibrium - a test of nerves to reach the seesaw at the top. The evening bought a campfire with silly songs and games. It was a joyous day, again with so many laughs and wonderful memories created.
Thursday: Day 4
We have had another wonderful day. In morning, the teams tested their brain power with lots of problem solving challenges including: Team Tech, Problem Solving assault course, Orienteering and Aeroball. After lunch, we all headed back to the high towers to try the daunting ‘Leap of Faith’ where the children climb to the top of the tower and leap onto a swing bar. Those high winds didn’t make it easy for them!
Friday: Day 5
Year 5: Young Leaders Charity Success
Year 6 Workshop
Thank you to all the parents and carers who were able to come along to the Year 6 children led workshops this week. They took part in a maths lesson, a science quiz and creating volcanoes.
Walk 4 Water
Year 6 took part in WALK 4 WATER today; a rain and sunshine filled 6K charity walk. So far they have raised a huge £1,239.97 in sponsorship money, with more due in by 30 March. Well done Year 6!
Year 5 Parent Workshop
Monday 16 January
On Monday afternoon, Year 5 parents and carers were invited to come into school for an afternoon of learning led by the children. They took part in an Art activity based on our new unit 'Just an Illusion,' a science experiment that required them to create their own paper airplanes and they also considered how they could raise money for a charity of their choice. We hope that the adults enjoyed the experience as much as the children and more importantly, we hope that they were taught something! Thanks for coming everyone. Mr Baker & Mrs Cutts