Over the last 2 years, Year 6 have been volunteering and giving up their lunch breaks to organise sports and games activities for the rest of the school.
Year 6 are due to be visiting Wales on June 5th.
This is going to be for our last school trip at Holbrook we are going Mountain Climbing, Caving and Canoeing. This will be a hair-raising experience for the children who are going to stay in wooden cabins in the mountains!
We will be travelling by mini-buses or coaches and are looking forward to trying different activities and making new friendships along the way.
[Written by Jake S -dolphins]
On Tuesday 16th May, Year 6 visited Moors Valley Country Park where they took part in an orienteering workshop. The children enjoyed moving around a grid using their own individual maps, not becoming confused about which direction was North and ensuring that they didn’t bump into each other!
They then moved on to reading more complex maps where they were competing against each other to find key spots around the area and to bring back the letters found in order to win! The children were then taken on a forest walk, using their maps to navigate the way. Once at the destination, the children’s map reading skills were put to the test in team relays.
This morning, children from across Year 4 (under the careful guidance of Mr Burt) gave an assembly about their adventure to Minstead recently. The children recounted how they had journeyed into the foggy New Forest, hurdling the Ditch of Doom and the group’s encounters with donkeys,
Others told the school about their nature name necklaces (with their Latin names) and recalled the singing, dancing and passing of the great Thenga stick – much to the delight of the watching classes from the rest of the school!
Hello from all in the New Forest at Minstead camp for another fun-filled-final day! Yesterday saw children feeding sheep and learning about their teeth – including the products that we use sheep for, such as in a piano! Leave a comment if you think you know whereabouts it is in such an instrument! Or which other musical instrument they are used in?!
Children have also been making felt planets from wool, placing an “earth stone” in each – earning their water beads and ‘re-use and recycle’ beads for their necklaces at the same time.
Hello to all from Minstead! A good night had by all at the camp – everyone out asleep by 10:30pm!
Last night saw children making lanterns following a dinner of hot homemade pizza and wedges after a chilly day! Dessert was a delicious hedgerow-blackberry crumble, served with custard!
All of the children continue to focus on earning environmental awareness beads for necklaces that they are making and have all also been given Latin names of animals – Mr Burt has been given the name “Mr Natrix” – meaning the snake (or Mr Snape as he is now being known!)