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Aquila – Year 6

Mr Yeldham (Class Teacher)

Mrs Johnston (Support Staff)

Summer 2018

Year 6 were lucky enough to be visited by The Hertfordshire Magistrates’ Service. The children learnt about the organisation of the British Legal System, had a quiz on their knowledge of common British Laws and then conducted a mock trial presided over by two real life magistrates. The children had the opportunity to consider the evidence and debate the outcome and then our three appointed Year 6 magistrates made their own final decision.

In June, Year 6 had the opportunity to play in the annual rounders tournament at Redborn Primary School. Mrs Booth was proud of the good spirit of the team and the excellent attitude that was on display throughout the day.

With SATs fast approaching (on the week beginning 14/5/18) the children are working hard and staying focused. They are also looking forward to what will be an exciting end to their time at Manland. We will be visited by a team of Magistrates who will explain to the children the basics of the British legal system. They will also take a trip to ‘Hazard Alley’ to learn about all elements of safety (in the home, on the roads etc). The children are already excited about our end of year production and we will soon be starting to practice the songs. More details about this to follow!

Spring 2018

This term Year 6 enjoyed a visit from History Off the Page. They spent the morning experiencing life in a 1940s classroom, running through their air raid and gas mask drills and learning how to add pounds, shillings and pence. In the afternoon the children were able to role play life in a war time village, buying and selling common goods, checking their rations and keeping an eye out for a local spy!  The children had an excellent day and the experiences will help inform a range of further work this term.

Year 6 also enjoyed what will be their last school visit to All Saints Church. The volunteers treated Year 6 to faithful recreations of significant scenes from the Easter Story and finished with a discussion on the significance of Easter to Christians.

 

Autumn 2017

After a really focused start to the school year, the Year 6 children enjoyed an excellent team building opportunity when they visited Caythorpe Court PGL site. The children took part in outdoor and adventurous activities that included abseiling, quad biking, fencing, raft building and a variety of climbing activities.

Many of the PGL staff commented on the politeness of the children.

The children remained enthusiastic all week (despite the odd bit of rain) and many really pushed themselves to overcome and exceed their own personal targets.

Year 6 put the carrots and beetroot that had been grown by our gardening club to good use. We found an old WWII recipe to create beetroot and carrot cup cakes. The children were surprised by how good they tasted!

Thank you to all the hard work put in by the Gardening Club to grow and harvest the ingredients.
Year 6 have worked hard on creating an incredible range of topic projects. Biomes of the world have been successfully explored using detailed Power Points, represented in collage and modelling – we have even had a faithful Lego recreation of a Biome!