Welcome to Class 3!
What have Year 5/6 been up to I hear you ask ... take a look below ...
On Friday 12th July we had our whole school camp. Luckily the weather stayed dry for us and we were able to have a picnic tea in the back field before taking part in games and a talent show. When we had toasted our marshmallows around the fire pit we got ready for bed and watched the Emoji movie with hot chocolates. After this we were all feeling quite sleepy from our long day at school so made our way back to our tents for a quick chat before lights out. After we had all gone to sleep, our adopted hedgehog even made an appearance to check what we were up to!
In the morning, which was quite early for some(!), we had breakfast before beginning to pack up our camp site.
We had a beautiful, sunny sports day this year on Monday 8th July. Everybody, from Nursery through to Year 6, participated in a range of sporting events to win points for their house team. I think everyone's favourite activities were the team water relay and water balloon catching.
What an amazing time we had on our residential to Robinwood! We traveled to Alston on Monday 1st July to begin our two night adventure. When we got there we had to walk for around an hour to finally reach the centre before being given a delicious lunch and split into our two groups: Stream (led by Gareth) and Avalanche (led by Sam).
We quickly got going with our activities, which included archery, trapeze, quest and zip wiring. After team we had our team challenges; we even included a dance off with Mr Pegg!
Day two - After a massive breakfast we began a whole day of activities which saw the two groups participate in the giant swing, night lining, climbing and the dreaded piranha pool to name just a few. Everyone was exhausted at the end of it from so much adrenaline, excitement and laughter.
The final day saw just as much activity slotted into the morning before we finally headed back to the bus and home. A super experience for everyone that took part, we will certainly be going back!!
Our summer fair was a huge success! We raised over £1350 to be split between our 2 chosen projects: Ambleside Langdale Mountain Rescue Team and a new outdoor classroom for our school. It was a fantastic afternoon with the sun shining and lots of people around to see what we had worked so hard to organise.
The enterprise projects which we thought up, designed and made raised a further £128. We have, as a class, decided to spend this money on play time toys and equipment for everyone to enjoy!
We have kick started our final half term with a project ... to organise the summer fair!
So far this week we have come up with a plan of action, created persuasive letters, designed advertising posters and been around Ambleside to begin collecting raffle prizes. Next week we are going to begin our £5 group enterprise projects. Watch this space for more details!
On Friday 24th May, we had our yearly visit from St Mary's Primary, Manchester. It is always lovely catching up with them at the end of their residential in Elterwater and showing them around our school grounds.
All of the practicing really paid off when we performed our songs, as part of the Dragon Days production, on Thursday 23rd May. We had a brilliant afternoon at the Brewery Art Centre and really enjoyed watching all the other schools perform
To celebrate the end of SATs, Year 6 took a trip to Brockhole to have a go on the TreeTop Nets. What a fun time they had! Lots of happy, smiley faces 😁
Year 6 have been working their socks off getting ready for the SATs. All the hard work they have put in has really paid off as they have approached this week with so much positivity and enthusiasm. As Langdale tradition dictates, it’s only a good SATs week if you get to play on the trikes each day 😊☀️
Year 5 have also been working hard this week, undertaking lots of activities and challenges based around our beautiful grounds. Some of the challenges included; calculating which tree was the oldest, finding the area of different varieties of leaves and creating ‘walking’ poems using just singular descriptive words. Learning in the outdoors is what it’s all about, and it’s a massive bonus when the weather is just perfect! 😁☀️🌳🌱🍃
Two children from Class 3 took part in the ‘Cumbria Youth Climate Change Summit’ in Carlisle on Thursday 18th April. They had to present the views of their peers in a 2 minute presentation to the conference. Everyone is really passionate about this subject in Class 3 and so now we are going to channel our views into developing and writing balanced arguments.
Year 5 made the most of the nice weather last week and used our wonderful outside space to create an Easter garden. Class 3 have also been developing their knowledge of the Easter story and creating some fantastic recounts from a bystanders point of view. We concluded our week with a lovely Easter service at Holy Trinity church.
We were very lucky to recently work with Hannah and Ellie from Dove Cottage, who came into school on Monday 25th March to deliver a very information workshop on William and Dorothy Wordsworth. We enjoyed looking at the diary entries written by Dorothy, which inspired William to write his poem ‘Daffodils’.
Using this workshop as our catalyst, we then spent the week learning about figurative language, analysing the poem and diary entries, creating our own descriptions based on our school grounds before finally writing first-person narratives 📝
On Monday 4th March, we had a very special visitor in school to work with our KS2 pupils, Biyane the Viking! He taught us how hard life was for Viking men and women by showing us how to grind wheat, make butter and catch wild boar!! He then explained all about Viking weaponry and let some of us have a go striking our own coins. This exciting day will help us to create some brilliant pieces of work, which we will post on here in due course
We were very fortunate to have Jim (from the amazing Chesters by the River) come into school to work with our Year 6 boys on Friday 1st March. He taught them all about baking sourdough bread and the differences between textures and flavours of shop-bought and handmade bread. Yum yum!
On Wednesday 27th, we were fortunate to work with Katie Hale, a poet working with Wordsworth Trust. She inspired us to write our own riddles about everyday objects after we spent time thinking of all the possibilities of a seemingly ordinary top hat!
On Tuesday 12th February, 10 children from Key Stage Two took part in a friendly Judo festival in Kirkby Lonsdale. We enjoyed learning lots of new skills and meeting other children from different schools.
On the 8th February we had a very special visitor in to school. Taffy Thomas came in to share lots of stories and riddles with us. We particularly enjoyed his local tales.
We really enjoyed our first cricket session with coach Jonathon. What a beautiful day to be learning new skills and enjoying the great outdoors.
We love whole school learning on a Friday afternoon!