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K-Nex Challenge April 30th 2019
Today, Year 5 and 6 participated in our annual K-Nex Challenge. The children were introduced to David, our technician, who introduced the task and judged the finished articles. The children worked together excellently to develop mechanical engineering skills, as well as teamwork, communication and problem solving in designing and creating their flying machines.
It was very close with the final scores, however our deserved winners were, Zac and Lena.
A huge 'well done' to all of the upper KS2 children, who were a credit to Ladbrooke School during the day.
Stansted Airport March 2019
On Thursday 7th March 2019, Year 5 and 6 went to Stansted Airport for the day.
This was part of our topic on Flight and the children were able to apply their learning on this subject to a number of activities that they participated in.
We were fortunate enough to have a talk by a working pilot, Matt, who told us what it was like to fly.
The children saw different aeroplanes taking off and landing. The pilots and passengers waved to us as they taxied to the terminal.
We then heard from a Ranger, Nick, who told us all about his different roles and responsibilities.
The children's excellent questioning and behaviour was commented on by several of the adults who helped us today.
Well done Year 5 and 6, we hope you had a great day.
Class assembly 22nd November 2018
Well done Year 6 for working so hard towards our assembly. Your excellent interpretation of the poem helped us to produce a puppet show which supported other children in their understanding.
Trip to the British Museum
Today Year 5 and 6 were able to use their knowledge and understanding developed in our Topic work, as they explored the galleries at the British Museum. They participated in an excellent workshop, enabling them to see how Historians and Archaeologists find out about Greek life. All the children behaved brilliantly, as always.
Year 6 have been working extremely hard to further develop their writing skills in our English lessons. They have thought carefully about how to engage the reader and make their writing interesting. We used 'Alma' (Literacy Shed) to write a detailed narrative and demonstrated stamina when writing several pages!
Please come and look at our wonderful display of the children's writing.
Well, after a smooth journey down to Knapp House, we are finally here. The sun is not quite shining but it is dry so we are not complaining. As soon as we arrived, the children were shown to their rooms and they were introduced to some of the instructors. The customary fire drill summoned the children to the assembling area and then they were off for a tour of the site.
The tour ended and it was time for the first activity - the assault course. Made up of several different rope challenges, the children had the opportunity to work as teams to try and get around the course as quickly as they could, with touching the ground. Looking around it was clear that this was not as easy as it appeared. At some points there were more children lying on the floor or tangled in cargo netting than anything else. At least there was a lot of laughter too!!!
After this activity, there was time for a quick group photo before the childen went for free time and some dinner. After dinner we split into two groups. One half went off to tackle the climbing and abseiling tower whilst the other half prepared for the canoeing session and took park in some initiative exercises. Many of the children surprised themselves with how well they did in the climbing and abseiling, pushing themselves beyond what they thought they were capable of. The initiative exercises proved problematic and at one point we were concerned that 8 children and Mrs Corke would be permanantly tied together as they struggled to find a way to unattach themselves from a set of ropes. You'll be pleased to know they did eventually though!!!
It is now bed time (well it is supposed to be) all the children are in their rooms and it is beginning to quieten down. Fingers crossed we have a calm first night. See you all tomorrow for our next installment!