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Year 6

Crucial Crew

On Friday 15 March, Year 6 went to Morgans school to attend Crucial Crew.  Crucial Crew is a set of activities that has been set up by members of the emergency services.  We went there to learn about keeping yourself safe, anxiety, crime, first aid and many more interesting things.

Firstly, we got split up into groups and went to one of the 10 stations.  The first one was about anxiety, and how to deal with it.  We also learnt about how famous people make their lives look easy and stress-free but they also deal with stressful events.  After finishing our first station, we went off to our second station in which we watched a video and learnt all about railway safety and all the dangerous things that can happen.

In our third station, we learnt about knife crime.  One of the many facts that we learnt about was that 3% of young people in Hertfordshire carry a knife for self-defence.  You should not carry a knife for self-defence because it is more likely that you will get hurt with your own weapon than somebody else’s.  After that, we talked to volunteers from the Samaritans.  We were all given an emotion and we had to hold it up when it was called out in a story.  We talked to them about what they do and what to do if you feel like you want to talk to someone about something that you feel trouble with, but don’t feel like you can tell anyone, you can always phone the Samaritans and they will talk your worries through with you.

In our 5th station, we learnt how to do first aid.  We were taught how to put someone in the recovery position if they had fainted, fallen or stopped breathing.  Next, we had to find as many fire hazards in a bedroom.  The biggest fire hazard was mobile phones and laptops.  This is because if you leave your phone or laptop charging on a soft surface, it could overheat and cause a fire.  After that, we learnt some more interesting information about railway stations and trains.  Did you know that overhead wires have 25,000 volts in them and train tracks have 750 volts in them?  We touched a real overhead wire, but of course it was disconnected!

Later, we learnt about cyber bullying and what to take from strangers.   We learnt a lot in both of these activities.

We all really enjoyed the morning and learnt a lot about our safety.

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World Book Day

On Thursday 7th March it was World Book Day. In Year Six we read an extract from the book ‘War Horse’ by Michael Morpurgo and created some striking ‘blackout’ poetry using the extracts. We looked closely and chose our favourite vocabulary and phrases within the text to create the poems. We think they are very dramatic and striking!

Eucharist

The children of the school have been learning about the elements of a Eucharist Service in a workshop delivered by Reverend Ann and how team of dedicated volunteers.

Each element of the service was explained to the children, including repentance, forgiveness, peace, and the symbolism of the bread and wine.

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Yr 6 Make do and mend

Make Do and Mend

In year 6 we did some needlework to find out about what it was like to make do and mend in World War 2, when clothes were rationed.

Christmas preparations

On the 23rd November Class 6 had lots of fun colouring in a Christmas decoration for the school Christmas tree.  We used bright colours to colour in our decorations.  We all enjoyed it and we really want to do this activity again.

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Yr 6 Music

Music

On Tuesdays we are lucky enough to have Mr Wright and teacher to Richard Hale School to come in a help us develop our musical skills.  We have learnt all about beat and rhythm and we have had the chance to play some new instruments, which we have never seen before.   We have really enjoyed having this opportunity to build up our confidence and music skills.

School Activity Week

Those of us who stayed in school enjoyed a fun week too. We visited the Amwell Nature Reserve to do some bird spotting, we made a camp fire in the forest school area, learnt how to dye fabric using berries collected around the school grounds and enjoyed making rice crispy cakes.

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School Residential - Gaveston Hall

We spent 4 fantastic days at Gaveston Hall in West Sussex. we enjoyed lots of different activities: Orienteering, night hike, river walk, shelter building, art and craft activities, a camp fire, disco and a trip to Lewes Castle.

School Activity Week

Those of us who stayed in school enjoyed a fun week too. We visited the Amwell Nature Reserve to do some bird spotting, we made a camp fire in the forest school area, learnt how to dye fabric using berries collected around the school grounds and enjoyed making rice crispy cakes.

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