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.
Year 6 have been inspired by British artist David Gosling who is an environmental artist. To begin with, the children used their sketching skills to create portraits of Vikings, they studied the shape, proportion and position of the facial features in order to create realistic sketches. The children then practised creating small sculptures with clay in order to find the best techniques to mould and shape the medium.
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.