Year 5/6

Year 5/6- Anglo Saxons                                                                                                                     January

The children began this week investigating and creating their own jewellery in the style of Anglo Saxon jewellery. They found out about the layouts of the settlements that would have been around at that time and used natural materials to create their own model. As the children are just embarking on their journey as our oldest members of the school the games we played focussed on trust and leadership. The children have also planted their own daffodil bulb to celebrate the school turning 50, we look forward to seeing them bloom in spring!

 

 

Year 5/6- Vikings and Orienteering                                                                                             November

The week started with a bang on Bonfire night! The children focused their dynamic risk assessment looking at potential hazards that this may have left. The games that we played this week focussed on cooperation and resilience skills, both essential for the future. Continuing to build on their topic of Vikings the children then learnt and practiced how to tie a clove hitch knot and how to use square lashing. They then used these skills to create their own photo frames and Viking long ships. During the afternoon we had a lot of fun learning some basic orienteering skills and then using these to compete in a head to head race. There was some excellent team work observed throughout the week and we are looking forward to hearing how the children have transferred these skills to the classroom.

 

Year 5/6- Teamwork                                                                                                                November

This week was a different week as the Year 6 children were visiting Robin wood. The weather was rather challenging this week and we really had to battle the elements. We spent a lot of our time this week practising our knot tying. Firstly, we used these skills to erect some shelters to help us with the weather. We also used these skills to create stars as Christmas decorations, they were very fiddly and this really tested our perseverance skills. We also participated in a number of team challenges, which tested our communication skills. One of the favourite games this week was trying to transfer pinecones across the field using only drainpipes.

 

Year 5/6- Map Work/South America                                                                                             January

This week we started our sessions thinking about 4 and 8 point compasses. The children worked as a team to create their own compass and then we used this to play some games. We then set about creating our own maps of the school grounds, there was great discussion about the number of trees on the field that needed to be included. When the maps were finished we then used these to mark where some of our woodland friends were hidden, and then challenge our friends to find them. Thankfully all the animals were rescued! We then looked at the ancient Mexican tradition of making God’s Eye’s and had a go at making some of our own.

 

Year 5/6- Map Work/South America                                                        January

This week we started our sessions thinking about 4 and 8 point compasses. The children worked as a team to create their own compass and then we used this to play some games. We then set about creating our own maps of the school grounds, there was great discussion about the number of trees on the field that needed to be included. When the maps were finished we then used these to mark where some of our woodland friends were hidden, and then challenge our friends to find them. Thankfully all the animals were rescued! We then looked at the ancient Mexican tradition of making God’s Eye’s and had a go at making some of our own.

 

Year 5/6- Animals in our environment                                                                    March

Unfortunately, the rain and particularly the wind made it unsafe for the children to be outside in our environment this week. This however didn’t stop the children learning about our outdoor environment. We looked at the animals and insects that we find in our outdoor learning space, researched to find out facts about them, made detailed drawings of them and created some outstanding pieces of work. The children enjoyed the quiet working environment and demonstrated great concentration and perseverence.

 

 

September 2019

The children had a great time during their first Froest School sessions of the school year.  They derived fact files about each other with the task being to find out new facts about our firends.  The children were then able to share the information during reflection time around the fire circle.   Games were played and they whitttled their own sticks to toast marshmellows on in order to make s'mores.  Flints and steels were safeky used to light cotton wool buds and we even managed to start our own little fires!

Fun was had by all!!!!

 

October 2019

The years 5 and 6 had a great time this week exploring their topic on the Mayan people.  They made Mayan clay masks which they attached to the trees, they made painted hand prints which they printed on to the fence like the Mayans would in the caves.  They chopped vegetables to make Mayan Stew  which we ate around the fire circle and played lots of games.  

 

 

 

 

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