Kingfisher Class (Year 6)
Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed the visit from Daniel Lewis, an international Triple Jump athlete. We took part in a carousel of exercises and then had the opportunity to ask Daniel questions about what it is like to be an athlete. What an inspiration!
During Book Week, Year 6 loved attending the pop-up bookshop, set up by Kew Bookshop. They had an amazing range of books for sale, including books from some of our favourite authors: Emma Carroll, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Maz Evans, Abi Elphinstone and Michael Morpurgo, to name just a few!
Stride Enterprise - Tech 21
The winning Perfect Pitch team, Colour Splash, were rewarded with a trip to Tech 21 (our sponsor for Stride Enterprise). The children had a tour around the company on Eel Pie Island, meeting and speaking to the finance, marketing, sales and design teams. As a surprise, the children were asked to design a phone case for mothers' day and the winner had their design printed - on a 3D printer - on to a phone case to take home!
In Music, Year 6 have enjoyed listening to 'The Carnival of the Animals' (the fourteen movements written by Camille Saints-Saens). They then had a go at composing their own pieces in groups, selecting and using instruments to represent a chosen animal. The rest of the class had to consider the group's choice of instruments, tempo, pitch and beat to guess which animal the group had attempted to represent.
Year 6 Enterprise Fair
Finally the day came where we could sell our products and services to customers, including mince pies, reindeer cupcakes, smoothies, popcorn and slime! Each class had the opportunity to come to our fair and then it was open to parents after school. Each stall sold out! What a success! We can't wait to hear which team won the pitch and which team made the biggest profit!
We have learnt everything that we need to know about setting up a mini business and have been working hard over the last few months creating business ideas. Today we had to pitch our business ideas to judges including Mrs Bos and the marketing manager at Tech 21 (the company that has sponsored this whole programme). We had to share our team, budget and promotion ideas.
Hindleap Warren Day 4
We’ve had a wonderful day including orienteering, archery, obstacles and the leap of faith! We’re going to a relaxing evening, packing our bags and finishing our class book, ‘Letters from the Lighthouse.’
We also had a camp fire last night with marshmallows and hot chocolate!!
The children took part in team exercises today where they had to guide their blindfolded partner through an obstacle course!
Hindleap Warren Day 3
We’ve had a great morning learning how to survive in the wild including den building and making fires!
Hindleap Warren Day 2
We’ve had a fantastic day climbing and crate stacking! I’ve been so impressed with everyone’s resilience and how they are beginning to conquer their fears. Looking forward to forest adventures and swimming this afternoon!
We love mud! The children enjoyed their forest adventure today where they were able to roam the forest, play ‘Hindleap and Seek’ and jump in muddy ditches!
Hindleap Warren Day 1
What a fantastic first day on school journey! We had a go on the zip wire, crate stacking and abseiling! We are looking forward to taking part in Mr Gilbert’s quiz tonight before hot chocolate and a story then bedtime!
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Year 6 have started their Stride Enterprise workshops where we will be working as a team to create a product to sell at a fair in December! We have already learnt about the 4 step Entrepreneurial Journey, the Economic Cycle and split into teams based on our individual skills. We're already looking forward to next week when we get to design our product!
Year 6 have had a fantastic start to the year! They are already reasoning and problem solving in maths and are thoroughly enjoying reading our class book 'Letters from the Lighthouse' which links nicely to our new topic, World War 2. What a wonderful class of responsible learners!