We are delighted to have been invited by the Diocese to be part of their Intergenerational Project. This involves linking with a local care home and then spending time throughout the year getting to know the staff and residents and sharing activities with them. Year 6 have made a start by making some pictures that show the kind of things we like to do and are waiting to hear back from the residents who live there.
Year 6 led a whole school worship for World Peace Day – exploring how we might be peace makers.
Year 5 and 6 worked with partners and then together as a whole class to write a psalm and a litany giving thanks to God.
Year 5 & 6 spent the day at Weymouth sailing centre. Activities included sailing, indoor wall climbing, outdoor climbing, escape rooms and tunnelling. Lots of team work, trying new things and overcoming nerves!
Year 6 spent a very enjoyable and informative morning at West Mills in Wareham today. We carried out some geography fieldwork linked to our learning, last term, about rivers. We were able to measure the width, depth and flow rate; compare the size of the sediment found on the riverbed; complete a labelled field sketch of the river and explore what freshwater invertebrates are living in the river and then assess the water quality – what a busy morning – we even managed to get a bit wet! Many thanks to the Leeson House staff for their support.
Year 6 have been designing, making, testing and evaluating bridges in DT.
Year 6 are studying evolution and inheritance in science this term. They researched the life of Charles Darwin and prepared presentations.
Year 6 brought great joy to the residents of York House Rest Home today when they stood outside and sang Christmas songs and carols. The tennis players at Beach Gardens seemed to have enjoyed the singing too!
Year 6 enjoyed a very atmospheric walk around Wareham’s Saxon walls. Our friend Chris Copson met us for a guided tour of the walls and St Martin’s Church.
Year 6 visited the Shire Hall Museum in Dorchester where they found out about how we know about the past? What are artefacts? What kind of sources might one use?We also learned about Saxon Crime and Punishment and compared to our previous learning about the experiences of Elijah Upjohn in Victorian times.