Class Teachers from September 2018 are:
Miss J. Hall (6Pegasus), Mrs J. Bredenkamp/Miss M. Cresswell (6Andromeda) and Mrs A. Barton [3 way split in the mornings]
Assistant Head - Upper Phase: Miss J. Hall
HOMEWORK AND INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Monday - Reading Comprehension | Tuesday - Grammar and Spellings | Friday - Maths
P.E. lessons: Mondays and Tuesdays
Snappy Maths - mental maths programme to help raise your child's attainment
Year 6 Kingswood Trip
Each year we take our Year 6 children to an activity centre for a residential trip. The children really enjoy the activities but it is about so much more than having a fun time.
Through the trip, the children develop more independence as they have to get themselves ready each day and ensure that they have the correct clothing and equipment with them. They also learn that they can do more than they think they can – instructors on activities such as the high ropes encourage the children to go higher and further than they previously thought possible. In other activities, children have to cooperate and work as a team to create a vehicle or to solve a problem. In low ropes, they learn to trust each other when completing difficult challenges. Perhaps the biggest challenge was the weather! The children managed to persevere in very wet conditions.
So that the children could apply the benefits of the trip – greater independence, trust, teamwork and confidence – to their challenging year at school, we went earlier than usual in the year. We look forward to seeing the greater impact this will have on the year group over the course of their time in Year 6. A big ‘thank you’ to trip leader Mrs Barton and her team for making the trip possible.
The high ropes were a real challenge! The Year 6 each set themselves an aim for how high they would climb. The instructors and other children gave them lots of encouragement and many went higher than they thought possible, even though it was quite nerve-wracking!
Without safety harnesses, children had to trust their friends to keep them safe as they tried all the low rope challenges. Whilst one person attempted the challenges, two others walked alongside to help them if they started to fall.
For nightline, the children were blindfolded and had to follow a course. To do this successfully they needed to help one another, trusting the person in front of them and giving instructions to the person behind them.
On the lake at the Kingswood centre, the Year 6 children paddled their kayaks. They attempted challenges such as standing up (or even performing a headstand!) in their kayak and played a number of games. They also endured the wet and cold pond water and learned to keep going even when it was tough – tolerating the cold and discomfort to keep on playing!
Buggy Building and the Scrapheap Challenge
These two activities required plenty of teamwork. To create a buggy big enough to carry people using some very basic pieces of equipment, it required children to listen well to instructors’ advice, cooperate on planning their vehicle and work as a team to put the buggy together.
For the Scrapheap Challenge, groups worked to create a structure that would protect a water balloon when dropped from a very great height.
Here are some highlights from Year 6 in 2017-18
A Packed Hall for the Year 6 Leavers' Play
Year 6 put on a polished performance of their musical production which brought us reminders of the life of a Year 6 child - trips, PE lessons, SATs tests, registration, Kingswood... Here are some photos from their dress rehearsal.
Year 6 Trip
Year 6 had a funpacked trip to Wardown Park at the end of the July term. They participated in numerous activities including badminton, tennis, rugby and a tug of war - the staff won! Bubbles and noise were much in evidence throughout the day and a water fight resulted in some very wet staff......
Year 6 put on an impressive performance to show how their percussion skills had developed this year. Billy, their drumming teacher, lead the children as they played their various different percussion instruments. The noise was deafening as they skilfully pounded out a complex rhythm built of different parts. The result was a fantastic display of their musical prowess.
Year 6 Kingswood Residential Trip
From June 15 to June 18, fifty of our Year 6 took part in an activity based residential trip at Dearne Valley, near Doncaster. They had a very full time taking part in a number of challenging and exciting activities. Our staff team of Mrs Buckley, Mr Hunt, Mrs Barton, Miss Smith and Mrs Cox were proud of how positively the children approached the challenges and supported each other to overcome their fears - putting their Growth Mindset to good use!
Kingswood Trip - fire making and campfire
One of the activities was "bush-craft" where children learned how to start a fire from a spark using kindling and wood they created. This was much harder than it looked - especially after a thunderstorm left the ground and wood rather damp!
On the last night we had a group campfire where Rob, our lead instructor, lead us in some songs about buttons and bananas and where some of the children shared their worst jokes.
Kingswood Trip - rafting
Each team had to assemble a raft capable of carrying all members of the teams. They applied the cross-lashing rope techniques that they had learned in buggy-building to tie together their set of logs and barrels. Each team managed to make a craft that could carry them - but they all seemed to end up in the water anyway!
Kingswood Trip - high ropes, leap of faith and zipwire
Many children worked hard to overcome their anxiety and fear of heights to go higher and higher up the high rope equipment! Enoucrage
Kingswood Trip - around the site
This site was an improve on previous sites - and worth the journey to get to it! Set in the beautiful Dearne Valley, the site was large enough to provide pleny of space for accommodation and activities.
Stockwood Park Trip
The Year 6 children who were not on the Kingswood trip had their own trip to Stockwood Park. There they played in the park, visited the transport museum and enjoyed an ice lolly in the sunshine!
The Year 6 hoodies have arrived!
Bridge building - Science and team-building
December Drumming Performance
Year 6 Class Assemblies