Welcome to Year 6
Monday June 20th Saxon and Viking day
Today, Years 5 and 6 experienced what life was life for people living during the Viking era. They came to school dressed like Vikings, met their leader Phil, and began working in their village. They worked throught diffferent tasks throughout the morning, which included using clay to make pots and faces, broach making, creating ink to write with, producing medicine bags and plent more.
In the afternoon, the children became archaelogists and imagined that they were digging thorough their village from the morning. They used techniques to explore different items and discussed what they might be and what building they might have come from in the village.
A really great day; the children were so well behaved and really enjoyed themselves. A big thank you to the adult helpers.
Art and Design Project - Viking clay sculpture
Tuesday 21st June
As part of our Saxon and Viking history topic this term, Year 6 have been revisiting their portrait skills in sketching a viking face. Mrs Corke was able to use her expertise and get the very best out of the children in her art lessons. Today, the children learned sculpture techniques to create and combine shapes when producing a 3D clay face of their sketched Viking face. I was really impressed with every child in the class and their newly found skills.
Tuesday 24th May
Today started with brilliant sunshine after yesterday's relentless rain. It didn't stay all day but at least when the heavens did open again, we were safely inside doing an indoor activity. Perfect timing. The children all reported that they had got a good night's sleep and they were raring to go.
After breakfast our morning activities were Jacob's Ladder and Archery. Jacob's Ladder was a climbing activity where the children supported each other to get as high up the ladder as they could. Every time they went higher the gap between the rungs got wider making it more and more difficult to reach the top. Every child who had a go did their best and many went higher than they thought they would. Some shown real determination and perseverance to get the top and it was great to see such an attitude. Archery required a slightly different set of skills. Time, balance and coordination were all needed to fire the arrows and hit the target. Every children got better and better as they had more goes and we even got a few bullseyes. Just like yesterday there may be some budding stars of the future and they all enjoyed the activity.
After lunch the children all took part in some team games as we avoided the downpour and all learnt some new games and worked hard as a team. This evening we have had robot wars where each group turned one member of their team into a robot using cardboard and sellotape. They showed great creativity! We now have some very weary looking children but they are still up for every challenge. Here's hoping for a good final night's sleep before our final activities tomorrow morning.
See you tomorrow!
Monday 23rd May
After a fairly good night's sleep, the children were awake bright and early for today's activiites. The children divided into their two activity groups and set off in different directions. Before lunch the two groups tackled the orienteering course and tried their hands at canoeing. The weather was not too kind to us, but this did not seem to deter the children. During the orienteering challenge, the children sped off in their groups trying to follow a map and find their markers quickly. A few quirky challenges were set along the way and if the children failed to stay together as a group, they had to go round the course holding a hoop to ensure they all stayed together. Many markers were successfully found by the children and I think they all did a pretty good job. Next was the canoeing. After a bit of time getting to grips with how to paddle and control the boats successfully, the children went on a duck hunt (I will let them tell you all about this). Clearly there was no need to get any wetter than the rain was making them, but given the option to be dropped into the water, the vast majority of the children jumped at the chance and so at the end of the session lots of very soggy children trapsed back to their rooms to get warm and dry!
After lunch, we had fencing and the giant swing. I was so impressed with a few children who were clearly nervous about tacking the giant swing as it hoisted you high into the air. The shouts and screams of delight (well I hope it was delight) rang out and I was proud of how some children had really faced a fear and conquered it. Fencing brought an entirely new skill to most of the children. This time they needed to display balance and coordination. We may even have a few budding Olympic fencing champions of the future, who knows!
The evening activity was another one which required a lot of running around. We are all secretly hoping that this will tire them out and they will go to sleep a little earlier than last night. Judging by the tired faces I have a feeling they will.
Sunday 22nd May
After an eventful start before even getting on the coach, Year 6 have have enjoyed their first evening at PGL. A campfire activity, full of singing and stories, followed by some well deserved free time. We hope all the excitement of the day will enable a quick and full nights sleep!
We will have more news tomorrow as we go canoeing, try our luck at orienteering and lots of other fun activities.
SATs week 9 - 12th May 2022
Please click here to read our SATs Week leaflet.
Here you will find advice on what to do before and during SATs week to help your child, as well as information on the free Year 6 breakfast club we will be running on these days and a timetable for the week itself. A hard copy has gone home with the children, but if you didn't recieve it and would like one just let me know.
Welcome back to the Summer Term
Please find here our parent leaflet for Summer 2022, letting you all know about the wonderful things your children will be learning this term.
10th March 2022
Year 6 have been learning about Fair Trade for our Rainforest work this term. As part of our Design Technology project, they have spent the week designing and combining ideas on their ideal cookies using Fair Trade products. They wrote their own method, worked out the weight of the ingredients to be used and then measured accurately in groups. The class thoroughly enjoyed this project, working well together. I was particularly pleased with their honest evaluations. The whole school enjoyed the smell of cookies wafting through the corridors for the afternoon! Well done Year 6.
8th February 2022
Today, Year 6 demonstrated their knowledge of adaptation and evolution through their STEM skills. They were given the task of creating beaks that would be able to pick up seeds of differing sizes. This put into practice their ideas of how birds' beaks have adapted to suit the environment and availability of food, which we have een studying in our science lessons.
31st January 2022
Staff and children in Years 5 and 6 were pleased to welcome back Ben from Spirit of the Wild today. Ben brought in many of his wonderful animals to show the children and talk to them as part of their Topic and Science work. I was particularly impressed with how behaved the children were, even though they were all very excited! The chlidren learned about animal adaptations, as well as where in the rainforest these animals can be found.
What a great afternoon and lots of fun had by all.
Happy new year to you all
Please find here our parent leaflet for Spring 2022, letting you all know about the wonderful things your children will be learning this term.
Elstree Film Festival
During the half term, three children from Year 6 were invited to participate in the Elstree Film Festival. Here they learned about a things 'film', including, writing, directing, acting and filming a short movie. The children enjoyed the experience, in particular, finding out about the things that go on behind the camera. Well done to Panos, Sam and Ansh for representing Ladbrooke so well and for a producing (alongside two other chidren from different schools) a fabulous, although slightly scary short film.
STEM - October 19th 2021
Today, Year 6 have used their engineering and team work skills to build a free standing tower from spaghetti and marshmallows.
I was really pleased to see the children working together, some taking the lead in their chosen groups, to try and achieve the challenge of building a tower.
Year 6 have worked hard to write their own poem to perform in our class assembly.
What do you think?
Our Class Assembly October 2021
For those parents who couldn't attend our class assembly, please watch the video of the shortened version of our performance poetry
Welcome to a new year at Ladbrooke.
Year 6 have made it to the top of the school! They have settled in well and have all impressed me very much in our first week together.
Please click on the link below to see what we will be learning during the Autumn term. A copy was sent home earlier this week or can be found in the reception at school.
Forest Schools - July 13th
The children were so lucky to have a 'Forest Schools' experience today.
Kevin and Lucy came to school and gave the children opportunities to develop outdoor learning skills, such as Fire lighting, Toasting marshmallows/ cinnamon apples and Whittling wood to create wands.
The children had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed their time outdoors.
End of Year Sewing Project - July
Year 6 have worked really hard to create their own pillow style keepsakes from old uniform.
They could choose from a small/large elephant or an owl to create.
Using sewing skills and patience, the children were able to produce some beautiful work.
Well done Year 6, I hope you look back on these in years to come and they remind you of your time at Ladbrooke.
Year 6 Art Project
We were so lucky to have Charlotte back, after 10 years, to work with the class on their creative skills.
They worked in small groups to create a mosaic picture that is going to be placed on the new school building.
Charlotte was so impressed with the whole class and how well they worked, even when it was really hot!
If you want to see the final amazing piece of art, you'll find it on the new building.
Well done Year 6, this is something that will always be here for you to come back and see.
Well it is almost the end of our first day, but we may be being a little optimistic that they will all go to bed early!!! We arrived safely at around 1.30pm and after dropping off our cases and being taken on a tour, we all met to start our first activity.
Two groups set off on their coastal walk. They began by creating sand masterpieces and then set off to explore the rock pools. Your children decided the best way to do this was to immerse themselves completely in the rock pools, hence 14 soggy wet children returned triumphant after spotting crabs, anemones, jellyfish and periwinkles.
The other two groups went to complete the canoe drill. Into the swimming pool they went and learnt how to use the paddles accurately and what to do if they capsize. After plenty of practise (not always taking the most direct route!) the children began to get the hang of it.
Dinner was very welcomed when it arrived as we were all very hungry. Lasagne, sausage casserole or ratatouille were the main choices with many other extras on the side.
After dinner, two groups tackled the low ropes and two groups went on the ringo ride (Miss Webster’s favourite). There was some great team work on the rope course, with children supporting each other brilliantly. The children on the ringo ride all had great fun and everyone managed to stay on!
So now we sit and wait and pray to the sleep gods that the children all settle down quickly and we all get a good night sleep ready for the fun tomorrow. Wish us luck!
(Hopefully we will add some photos tomorrow but we are struggling with the internet currently)
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