On Tuesday 27th March, Years 5 and 6 went to Warwick Castle as part of our thematic unit on castles. It was really exciting to see for ourselves all of the sights that we have been learning about back at school. Have a look below for photos and quotes from the day!
This is what some of the children had to say about the day:
On Tuesday Years 5 and 6 had a fantastic day at Warwick Castle. They all got to see a birds of prey show and climbed 500 steps when walking the ramparts and the towers. All of them had great fun in the maze where they had to get lost in time during the event. Everyone was outstanding! - Valerie
My favourite bit was when the eagles came out and did a show. I liked the Bear Tower too as we had learned all about it. The funniest bit was when we were running around the maze. - Amaia
It was a great day going through the maze and meeting the amazing birds. We especially loved all of the stairs (not really!). We were astonished by the birds of prey flying around - or should I say 'Team Eagle'? It was an exciting experience. -Leelas
On Tuesday Years 5 and 6 had an adventure thanks to you parents - you made your children experience fascinating things! Some funny moments were when the eagle made a loud noise which made us jump! we had a great time
First we went up some steep stairs and had an amazing view! Next we went to the Great Hall and saw realistic, cool waxworks in amazing, enormous rooms. Aftter, we climbed the mound and enjoyed the view through a telescope. We went to see the birds of prey - one of them had my name! After that, we saw a show with eagles and owls. Finally, we had to solve the maze (it took Mrs. Joyce's group a long time!).
- Seeing the birds
- the maze
- the steep stairs - they were kind of scary
- the waxworks - they were even more scary!
We went up some very steep stairs - the view was amazing but a bit frightening at the same time because it was so high! Next we looked around the castle and saw some waxworks which were very realistic. There were huge swords, magnificent armour and even horse armour! After lunch we visited the birds of prey before going to the maze where we learned interesting facts (including one about diarrhea in WW1!). Our last destination was the gift shop which we all loved. We all went home wanting to go back. -Emily and Charlie
A highlight of our visit was visiting all of the humungous, amazing towers with such towering views. Amazingly, we got to see the remains of bear paws in the Bear Tower which was fascinating. Excited and thrilled, amazed and exhilarated, we spotted wondrous birds with extraordinary properties and then we ended the day by walking through a confusing, befuddling, fun maze. Abdi and Anton
Spring Term 2018
On World Book Day 1st March, the theatre group West End in Schools spent the day working with each year group to put together dance sessions and fun activities all themed around Alice in Wonderland. All the children had a grea time and really entered into the spirit of the day. Have a look at their pictures:
Dol y Moch
At 1.30pm ,Year 6 left Stretton C.E. Academy to get to Dol y Moch . Around half past five, we arrived. Everyone got so excited as we got off the coach. We were greeted by two Dol-y-Moch members of staff and they showed us to the dining room. Next it was time to see our room - the girls’ room was on the top floor and the boys was the middle. That night we learned all of the safety rules, had a fire drill and got all of the equipment we would need for our stay. We also had to make our eds – some of us were quicker at this than others! At 9.30pm it was time to get our first night’s sleep at Dol y Moch.
Day 1 - unaccompanied walk
We woke up bright and early, but for the girls’ floor some people didn't wake up in time . Morning duties were to be done before breakfast . We were allowed cereal , toast ,tea and orange juice before we had to make our own sandwiches for lunch. For group A they were off on their first activity ... THE UNACCOMPANIED WALK!!! Despite losing a few wellies in the mod, we all managed to use our maps and make it to our destination – a beautiful location high on a hill where we ate our sandwiches overlooking the beautiful countryside. In the afternoon we went to Criccieth where we explored the rock pools: we managed to find some crabs and shrimp and nobody fell in! After that we enjoyed an ice cream before heading back to the centre. At night we did a night line which was a teamwork challenge. We had to navigate our way around the forest while holding a rope which made a route from tree to tree. To make it extra challenging, we had to do this in the dark! We had to remember the items which were attached to it.
Day 2 mountain climbing / night line
The very next day we went mountain climbing. We were very exhausted... It took quite a while with our group. We all used sticks as staffs to help up climb up the steep parts. On our journey up the mountain we stopped off and built a shelter out of branches and leaves. Also, we made a campfire and toasted marshmallows and hotdogs. Before we headed back to the centre we even fitted in a game of ducks and drakes by a river. At night we did a night line which was a teamwork challenge. We had to navigate our way around the forest while holding a rope which made a route from tree to tree. To make it extra challenging, we had to do this in the dark! We had to remember the items which were attached to it. When we had finished our day of activities and refueled with pizza and chips, it was time to solve the labyrinth. We moved from pod to pod in teams answering Maths questions to get clues which we used to solve to code and escape from it.
Day 3 mountain biking / canoeing / labyrinth
It was a rainy day and we had to do canoeing first. After we had finished canoeing we did the DOL-Y-MOCH SLIDE !!!! All of the group slid from a canoe into the river. It was very cold and we couldn’t wait to get dry and warm! After we had dried off, it was time for mountain biking - it was very fun (even in the rain!). Our last night at Dol y Moch was spent preparing for our journey home and visiting the all important gift shop.
Autumn Term 2017
As part of our work on the evolution of the eye, Whitley Academy kindly invited Y6 to learn more about this amazing organ on Wednesday 18th October. Working in groups, we dissected an eye. We had to identify the pupil and the lens. It was quite literally a tough job, but we all learned lots about the eye’s structure and the function of the different parts. Thanks to Whitley Academy for giving us a secondary school Science experience! Here are a couple of photos:
The children were fortunate enough to be sent home with goodies to make their own Christingle orange. Ask us about the symbolisation of the orange, candle, ribbon and sweets on sticks! and have a look at our pictures from the day:
UPDATE 5th DEC: we are so pleased to be able to inform you that our short stories have gone national! The Literacy Shed has published them this week on their website. Please go and have a look - http://www.literacyshedshowcase.com/girl-in-the-war
We have our fingers and toes crossed that the Literacy Shed website will choose to features our stories. Watch this space....
Please follow the link to watch the moving film.