As the academic year draws to a close, the Yr6s enjoy one last exciting adventure as Primary school pupils before embarking on their journey to Secondary school – a day out at Crealy!
In the alleyways and backstreets of the city, a gang of wily cats and a group of fearless dogs prepare to do battle to decide who gets to control the turf at the back of the bakery! When Jack (a dog) meets Melody (a cat), they become firm friends and this changes everything! Perhaps cats and dogs really can find a way to live together and get along? Only if they avoid the Animal Catcher and if Fury, the leader of the cats, doesn’t get his way!
After months of preparation, we performed our KS2 Production, ‘Paws & Claws’ to the school, family & friends, supported by the Robin’s choir.
As part of Eco-week, the whole school enjoyed a day trip to the seaside. Laden with buckets, spades and raincoats, the children & adults enjoyed playing games on the beach, building castles, creating sand villages and digging moats & rivers. After a rather soggy lunchtime, we queued for ice-creams before embarking on the journey back to school. We had a fantastic day, even though it rained heavily!
The yearly celebration where the whole school comes together to perform traditional maypole & country dances to parents, friends and community members was extra joyous this year, as we combined our event with the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of our wonderful Queen achieving 70 years on the throne.
Here the Woodpeckers' children are performing the 'Jubilee Crown' maypole dance.
Woodpecker's danced the 'Gypsy Thread' and 'Lucky Seven'.
Well done to all classes for their wonderful dancing and especially to Woodpeckers for your spectacular maypole displays & dancing, especially the 'Flamborough Sword Dance'.
Woodpeckers spent an action-packed week at Kilve, participating in a variety of activities, some of which we had never tried before; these included: rifle shooting, grass sledging, climbing wall, abseiling, stream walking, archery, mountain biking, low ropes and pond dipping. We also enjoyed: a pleasant walk to the beach to hunt for fossils and explore rock pools; a muddy walk on the Quantocks, where we worked together to build shelters; a night walk through the maze (some of us took the wrong turning!); and a morning of team-building games.
Not only were the activities amazing but the food was plentiful & delicious, the instructors were exceptional, the children were brilliantly behaved and the fresh air tired us all out. The weather was mostly favourable...until a storm warning on Thursday meant we had to cut our stay short. It was a fabulous experience and we wish we could go again!
The Space Dome visited our school and completely filled the school hall. We all sat inside to wonder at the vastness of the universe, the millions of stars twinkling in the night sky and the beauty of the planets in our Solar System. Our Science topic in the Spring Term will be 'Earth & Space' so we can take this amazing knowledge away with us ready for next term.
We were fortunate to take part in a sports festival at The Taunton Academy, against many other Year 6s from local primary schools. We had the opportunity to play a selection of invasion games, such as Handball, Netball, Tag Rugby and Ultimate Frisbee. We worked well together as a team, encouraging each other, respecting our opponents and generally having a great time.
The weather was kind to us as we walked, ran & skipped round the school field to raise funds for our school. Our class walked for 75 minutes and raised over £400. Wow!