Monthly Archives: September 2016

Leadership

This week has been all about developing leadership skills for the group who did not attend the France trip. The Macmillan coffee afternoon and a mini-Olympics have been organised completely by the children as well as organising to take on more responsibility around school in the weeks to come.

On Thursday, we spent the morning setting up and rehearsing our mini-Olympics ready for Wiggins to take part in the afternoon. Welly wanging, bottle flipping, target penalty shoot out, darts, table tennis and tag rugby were among the activities on offer. All of the children had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon topped off with ice-lollies, kit-kats, apples and popcorns that Wiggins class provided. It was amazing to see the collaboration between Year 6 and the younger children; the adults were completely superfluous to requirements!

Our final day was spent assisting Mrs Fennelly with the whole school assembly before a trip to Tesco to purchase French delicacies that we had to ask for in French before Mrs de Board would let us eat them! Brie, camembert, baguette, croissants, brioche and madeleines were all enjoyed before we danced them off in an exciting afternoon of dance. Mrs Evans showed a clip from West Side Story and then asked us to choreograph our own sequence of moves to depict two rival gangs confronting each other.

Well done team, it’s been a great week.

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Mini Olympics

We have had a great morning chatting with Wiggins class about our mini Olympics that we are hosting on Thursday. We talked about a range of important things: what sports we enjoy, whether we like individual or group events and even what to have as a snack to keep our energy levels up! We are all working hard in groups to plan what the afternoon will look like and to make sure we have a range of events for everyone to enjoy! Keep checking the blog this week to see how it goes!

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Today we shared the summer holiday home learning projects. There was an amazing array of research, art work, models, power points, acrostics, posters and even some stamps. We enjoyed sharing some of Churchill’s most memorable quotes, deciding he was a very humorous, quick-witted man as well as an inspirational leader.

Included in our detailed research was:
-Churchill was captured in South Africa and escaped from a prisoner of war camp.
-Winston was an MP for more than 60 years, holding the post of Prime minister twice.
-Despite facing many defeats as Lord Admiral of the Navy in World War One, he was determined to have a successful military career.

One of the inspiring quotes attributed to Churchill is:

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

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This work will be on display in the Year 6 corridor and in our classroom: please come and visit.

Year 6 Churchill Class