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Year 6 is a very important year in education for these children. Not only do they have SATs, but it is their final year at primary and so we spend time getting them secondary ready. We have really high expectations and look forward to the children rising to challenge and striving to reach their potential.
During our visit to the Arboretum, we took part in an act of remembrance. The act was very respectful and meant a lot to us.
As part of our WW2 project, we were lucky enough to visit the National Memorial Arboretum. We were given a tour of some of the many memorials but think we would need another couple of days to see everything properly. We learnt about different people during WW2 and how they were heroes, or their lives were impacted on. We also learnt about British Heroes of the Holocaust, focussing on one person and presenting back to our group.
It was a fantastic trip and I think we have learnt a lot.
Make do and Mend Project
We have been participating in forest schools over six weeks. The class has split in half. On alternate weeks, children have either taken part in activities at school or at Chestnut Farm. Forest Schools is a great opportunity for children to explore the outdoors and learn new skills.
We began a session with a random object on the table. The children had to recreate what was in front of them. As they did, we noted down some of the responses to the challenge...
'It's impossible', 'This is so annoying', 'I hate this', 'What even is this?' 'I give up', 'I don't get it.' To name a few. When they started to succeed, there was lots of excitement and some even said they felt a sense of relief.
We discussed our feelings about when things weren't going to plan and decided on alternative things we could say to help us succeed and not give in.
During transition, we were able to go into the woodland area and develop our teamwork skills. We made friendship bracelets and woodland 'creatures' (fairies/elves/pixies etc...) dens- small scale- and had lots of fun.