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Year 6

Year 6 Caving Trip - With thanks to the PTA

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Year 6 Visit Wells Cathedral & Glastonbury Tor

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Royal Tea Party

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Royal Tea Party 3 Year 6 suitably dressed for the Royal Tea Party

BUDE RESIDENTIAL

The final group photo!

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Thursday - Our last full day at Bude and after a successful night at the football tournament and talent show, we’ve been kayaking, canoeing and team trailing. Presentation show tonight! 
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Wednesday - After a restful night, we’ve woken up to glorious weather and have spent the morning climbing, abseiling, caving and body boarding. As if that’s not enough, dragon boating, high ropes and team trail await us this afternoon.  
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Tuesday 22nd May - The sun is still shining and we have had an amazing morning kayaking, mountain boarding and dragon boating. Caving, surfing and canoeing are next! 
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Pupils got off to a flying start yesterday after arriving in Bude!  After unpacking their bags they were straight out onto the water taking part in surfing and kayaking activities (see below).
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11.30am - Pupils and teachers have arrived safely at Adventure International in Bude!
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Year 6 SATs Breakfast Club

We enjoyed a relaxing start to the day during National Assessment week by attending SATs Breakfast Club. This let us chat with our friends whilst enjoying a nutritious breakfast. The best part was our teachers waiting on us!
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Year 6 Easter Activities

Year 6 have had a really busy last day of term. During the day, we have made Easter biscuits, designed a box to hold them and created a recipe card. In addition, the children had the opportunity to use their French vocabulary during a French Food Tasting session.It was great to see the children trying  foods outside their comfort zones. It was also Sport Relief Day! Some children brought in their bikes to cycle around the playground, whilst other children ran.

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Year 6 Visitor

Peter Ginn, a TV historian (Wartime Farm/Victorian Farm) and archaeologist visited Year 6 last week to speak about his experiences.  We had many questions to ask Peter about farming during WW2 and his archaeological digs.  He spoke enthusiastically about his memorable finds (a Roman shoe shop & a variety of tools & weapons) and the discoveries that his team have found.  We really enjoyed his visit and learned lots from his first hand experiences. By James, Mulberry Class

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Yeovil Federation Gifted and Talented  Programme 

2 of our Gifted and Talented Year 6 pupils have recently graduated from the Yeovil Federation G&T Programme having studied Science, English, Maths and ICT at the local secondary schools. Fantastic work! 

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Yeovil Magistrates Court Visit

 Children from both Y6 classes enjoyed a trip to Yeovil's Magistrates Court to see how our judicial system works.  We talked to magistrates and actually saw the court in action.

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Internet Safety Show

Year 6 have been lucky enough to have a visit from The Space (Somerset Performing Arts College.) They were treated to an Internet safety show and workshop based on The Wizard of Oz.  All the children were really engaged and made some good choices about how to stay safe online.
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World Book Day

Despite freezing temperatures, Year 6 have enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book characters! Some children swapped books with each other and are excited about reading books written by a different author.
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Enrichment Day

Sycamore really enjoyed pairing up with Willow class on Enrichment Day. Not only did we develop our sewing skills, but we also learned to play songs on the recorder. Both activities took lots of perseverance and concentration!

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Year 6 Star Table

Mulberry Class have a star table! Every week, 2 children are selected (for exceptional work, great behaviour etc) to sit at the star table where they enjoy a drink, a few sweets, time on the virtual reality headset and most importantly sitting in comfort, on a cushion! Here are this weeks recipients Charlie and Isabelle (below).

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Christmas Activities

Pupils perfecting their needlework skills making cross stitch Christmas Trees.

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Christmas Lunch

Yesterday, Year 6 prepared and cooked a roast dinner as part of their DT work.  We all had the chance to peel potatoes and carrots; it was quite tricky!  When the food was cooked, we went out to play, so the adults could set the tables up!  When we returned the aroma hit us instantly; it smelt amazing. Pulling the crackers with our friends was such fun! Our special guest, Mrs Green, really enjoyed sharing our Christmas lunch.  For dessert we were treated to a delicious slice of Chocolate Yule Log!

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Photography Competition

Following their recent photography workshop, pupils in Year 6 all entered photos they had taken into a competition which was judged by local well-known photographers.  Isabelle Davey won the overall competition with

Kadyn, Jessica, Charlie, Harvey, Sophie and Willow being 'highly commended'.  Third places were awarded to: Evie & Isaac. Runners up: Ben & Fraser.

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Year 5 & 6 Aeronautical Visit

24 selected children from Years 5 and 6 were chosen to take part in an aeronautics day at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton. After a presentation by university students, the children were tasked with making a helicopter prototype and an aerofoil. The helicopter was dropped from 6 metres to test how slowly it descended and the aerofoil was placed in a wind tunnel to gauge the lift it created. All the children had a fantastic day and really enjoyed themselves.

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Photography

This week, Mulberry & Sycamore class were privileged to have Mr Pritchard (a photographer) visit our classes to deliver a workshop on ‘How to take a perfect portrait’. One of the main skills we learnt was that you must focus on the eyes. In addition we found out that you have to be very aware of the space around the model’s head. We then used our iPads to use what we had found out and took some individual photographs.  We now have the opportunity to enter a competition to show off our new skills.  Keep a look out for more information as we will be displaying the entries in a gallery for you to admire.

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Remembrance Day Service

On Friday 10th November we held our annual Remembrance Service in the school playground.  Charlie started proceedings by playing the 'Last Post' on his trumpet and this was followed by Phillippa, Felix, Willow, Isabella & Edie reading poems & prayers.  The whole school then stood for the two minute silence.  We were joined by a special guest from The Royal British Legion who came into the Year 6 classes and spoke about his experiences in the Armed Forces.

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Nothe Fort Visit

As part of our World War 2 topic, we became evacuees for the day at Nothe Fort, where we went to a 1940s school, shopped using our ration books, did the washing using wartime equipment and experienced a mock bombing raid in an Anderson shelter.

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Modern Foreign Languages

The poem below was written, translated and performed for the European Day of Languages.
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Year 6 Science Lesson

Pupils from Mulberry examine a pigs' heart
On Wednesday 20th September, Year 6 had an exciting lesson learning about the circulatory system.  We were discussing the main parts of the human heart and how it helps the rest of the body, but the best part was still to come!   Hearts belonging to three pigs were brought into class for us to examine; one was cut in half so we could see the inside. Despite being gross to some people, I thought it was really fun!
Oliver - Sycamore

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Yeovil Marathon Medal Competition Runner Up

Isabella in Mulberry came runner up in a competition to design the medal for Yeovil Marathon.  Below is a photo of Isabella being presented with her prize by the competition organiser Bryn Phillips.

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Film Review Winner

Isabelle of  Mulberry Class has recently won an award for her film review of The BFG.   Children who attend Film Club write reviews, which are then uploaded to the Film Club website and are judged on their quality of writing. Well Done Isabelle!

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Fun in the Snow 

Snow didn’t stop us from coming into school and although it was lessons as normal, we did also have some fun in the snow on the playing field. 

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Mother's Day Cards

Continuing the theme of their topic work on China, Mulberry Class used watercolours and a cherry blossom design to complete their Mother's Day cards.

 

Sycamore class used quilling techniques to make their lovely Mother's Day cards. 

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Shang Dynasty Topic

We started our Shang Dynasty Topic this term by learning how to write our names in Chinese which we then decorated with Cherry Blossom trees. 
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Yeovil Marathon Medal Competition

Isabella is one of three finalists in this year's Yeovil Marathon Medal Competition. 

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Christingle

As part of our RE topic of Christianity, we studied the significance of Christingle which celebrates Jesus being the Light of the World and we made Christingles using an orange, a red ribbon, a candle and sweets.

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Watercolour Workshop

On Wednesday 29th October, a selected group of children had the opportunity to work alongside a local artist, Charlotte England.  This enrichment activity gave the children the opportunity to observe an artist at work and to develop their own personal skills.

The topic of the afternoon was to paint in the style of Claude Monet, using watercolours.  Using their newly taught skills, every child who attended the workshop was able to paint a local landscape scene.  Many of these will be displayed around the school for the enjoyment of everyone who visits.

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Year 6 Bushcraft

This November saw Preston Primary Year 6 students enjoy a terrific bushcraft session involving challenge tasks, team building and group problem solving skills all delivered by experts from our partner school Sherborne Girls. Led by Tom Fremlin and Vicky Tapsell, our children built viable shelters using tarpaulins and Leki poles as well as natural features such as trees and wood. Other activities enabled our Year 6 children to see how working together in a collaborative way helped them to solve problems in the outdoors. All enjoyed the session immensely.

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Mock Trial

Ten children from Sycamore and Mulberry class were nominated to take part in this year’s mock trial which was held at Perrott Hill School. The trial was between Preston Primary School prosecuting and Ash Primary School who were defending against a case of graffiti vandalism.

They started to prepare for the mock trial with Mr Cable back in September and worked hard to learn their prospective roles for the case. These roles included prosecutors, witnesses and magistrates as well as a court reporter, courtroom artist and legal advisor.

All the children enjoyed the experience and their hard work was visible during the trial.

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World War 2 Project

During their Topic work on World War 2, Mulberry & Sycamore Classes have designed and made their own Anderson Shelters.

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Children in Need

To raise money for Children in Need, we all came to school in non uniform. There were also a few Pudseys and Blushes in the playground!

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Fencing

Over the last few weeks Mulberry class have been learning how to fence.  At the start of the session, we were shown how to put the protective armour on.  This is really important as it prevents injuries.  We learnt how to stand engarde, block (parry) and attack.  It has been an amazing experience and some students have reported that they would like to join a fencing club.

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Visit from the Magistrates

Ahead of the 2017 Mock Trial, a group of Year 6 students put their legal knowledge to the test with an inspiring visit from two experienced Magistrates. The Magistrates kindly attended to assist in preparation for the trial, which is to be held at Perrott Hill School on the 14th of November. Preston Primary School will be prosecuting the accused Ash Primary School in a court trial regarding graffiti.

Pupils were trialled and tested as their preparation for the event intensified, with the visit proving an opportune hour to display their ability. The 10 pupils, whom had been judiciously selected by staff, displayed great enthusiasm for the challenge and engaged conscientiously.

On behalf of the school, I would like to thank the Magistrates for their time and support.

Mr Cable (Teaching Student)

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Year 6 Stained Glass

In Year 6 we have been writing our own class prayers in RE and also designing a stained glass window.

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Year 6 Poetry

Pupils from Mulberry Class (below) working on their interpretation of the poem 'Tyger' by William Blake.

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