We’re always very busy in school …..
I’d like to think about our Year Six children’s last week in school because I think it sums up everything that we are about as a school.
I think the children in this class have had the chance to experience more things in the last week than most primary aged children would experience in a whole school year.
At the start of the week the children handed in a 500 word creative writing task which was worked on in school and completed at home over half term, along with science based topic work on Atomic Structure and Mass – so please don’t think that it’s all play and no work !!!
The children also performed the “five minute Macbeth performances” which they have been producing in school as a part of our English work.
They have had the opportunity to attend a huge range of clubs including: football, netball, running, climbing. Multi-Sports, rugby, gardening, rock band and textiles.
On Wednesday evening our class went to the Plough Theatre in Torrington to watch a performance of Macbeth.
On Thursday our indoor athletics team competed against twelve qualifying schools in the North Devon Finals – finishing in third place.
And, as if this wasn’t good enough we had lunch at MacDonald’s on the way back to school.
On Friday we took part in a fourteen mile walk on Dartmoor which took us to Fur Tor which is one of the most remote places in England.
This was a training walk on the way to our “Ten Tors Dartmoor Challenge”, which involves a twenty five mile walk and camping, and which takes place in July.
This Sunday we were competing in the final race of this season’s cross country running league, with over thirty children taking part.
Every single runner should be incredibly proud of their efforts, wherever they finished and, secondary to this, we also won two gold medals, two silver medals and a bronze.
After all of this you’d think we’d be ready for a few quiet weeks …..
No chance – we’ll be working hard in class next week, involved in even more sport in, and out of, school, back on Dartmoor next Friday and also taking two teams to the National Gymnastics Finals in Stoke next weekend.
As we said at the start of this report we’re always wonderfully busy in school …..