Year 6 final days

It was lovely to have the majority of year 6s back in school. To finish the end of term, we had a barbeque and a water fight. We hope to see you one day in September when we can celebrate properly. Good luck Year 6.

13.03.20 Year 6 Homesteading

It was a beautiful morning and we got lots done. We planted the herbs we had harvested last year into our wild garden, we cleaned out the animals and made sure that they were warm enough. A group of us worked on making the fence around the tree circle, this taught another set of new skills. We are looking forward to next week, when the guinea pigs will come outside.

13.03.20 Year 6 Circus (Team Rocket)

We had a great time today, we played lots of games to warm up and stretch, then we went straight into the planning of our final show. We learnt that it is hard to stay in time and that we have already learnt so amazing things. We worked hard and can’t wait to show our final performance to the rest of the school.

7.02.20 Year 6 Homesteading

We had loads to do and a beautiful day to do it in. We split into 3 groups, this meant we could have a group in the garden, a group digging out our beds out the front and a group dedicated to cleaning the animals out. We got loads done and the beds at the front are coming along nicely. The animals got cleaned out (and cuddles). The gardening group continued planting seeds, chitting potatoes and we also started to plant some seeds into our hanging baskets. It was a very productive morning and we can’t wait till next week.

7.2.20 Year 6 Circus Skills (Team Rocket)

Today we started to look at the acrobatic side of circus, we played some games and then started to work. We managed to balance on each other (it was about trust and finding the right spot). We then went on to work on tumbling. Its fun but we are beginning to realize that some things will challenge us.

6.12.19 Year 6 Outdoor learning

We had a great time this week, some of us learnt how to use a flint and steel and how to make a fire that would actually stay lit. We found good sticks roasted marshmallows and then we made smores. We teamed up and made/played with the rope swings. Everyone joined in and it was a lovely year group moment.

Science Festival day 2 – Wednesday 4th December

Following an amazing day yesterday which saw our young scientists presenting their investigations to each other, we opened our doors to inspirational scientists (educators, entertainers, experts) and families for day 2 of our festival of science. Over the course of the day, children:

  • took part in one of four Q&As where they got to put their science questions to a panel of experts from the world of science
  • presented to families
  • enjoyed two workshops with our visiting experts with options including a visit to the inflatable planetarium; science and story telling; virtual and augmented reality; Sphero coding; Mad Science; CEFAS, Anglian Water, Norfolk Wildlife Trust; Do Different with Dr Ken Farquhar, and carrying out amazing science experiments with GCSE science students from CNS High School

It was a truly inspirational festival where our children shone brightly! I’d like to end with a quotation from Alan Denton, STEM educator, who chaired our Q&As: ” I have always been a scientist because I have always asked questions and tried to answer them. That is the most important thing we can do as scientists and ALL of you are doing it. ” Enjoy the gallery.

Thanks to the following who made our day so special:

  • Dr Ken Farquhar from Inspirational Science Theatre Company
  • David Carlin, CEFAS
  • John Best, Best Proactive
  • Dr Laura Wilkinson, John Innes Centre
  • Dr Mandy Hartley, The Little Story Telling Company
  • Isabelle Mudge, Norfolk Wildlife Trust
  • Richard Park, Anglian Water
  • Kate Monaghan and Catherine Thorpe, Floranova
  • Simon Mobbs, ICT Solutions
  • Kinetic Science
  • Dr Dee Enay, Mad Science
  • Alan Denton, Aspire to STEM
  • Debbie Spinks, Nathan Kelly and the CNS STEM students