Year Six 2017-2018
Did you know that the Year Sixes recently visited Eden Camp? You can read all about it on our blog homepage, but here are some of the best photos we took during our exciting trip!
Eden Camp Experience by Ellis
Interesting, exciting, fascinating – last Friday, the whole of Year 6 went to the best camp EVER. Eden Camp. It was the best day of my life: it was awesome. Did you know, Eden Camp used to be a real prisoner of war camp (P.O.W. camp)?
My favourite part was in Hut 3, the U-boat Menace. It was so cool: you got to learn about life at sea. We were able to go in a submarine (a fake one). Also, there was a huge royal-red button and when we pressed it, it made multiple noises that were thunderous and there were explosions because the boat was under attack.
Eden Camp by Abdi
Interesting, exciting, spectacular – on Friday we headed to Eden camp (Malton, York). On the coach, Miss was infuriated with the racket we were making: it was distracting the driver. Whoops! So everyone had to be quiet, but, we were so excited, it didn’t last very long.
Eventually, we arrived at Eden Camp and everyone was surprised with the bombs, planes and tanks that were on show as we drove down the long driveway. Personally, I couldn’t wait to explore the museum.
Giddy and exited, motivated and eager, we headed to the first hut which was all about the U-Boat. Menacing, this hut was awesome, awesome because there were cool sound effects which made it feel like you were under water. There was a huge, red button which was an alarm (and VERY TEMPTING to press).
Unfortunately, you could also smell the lavatory. Urgh!
Year Six 2016 – 2017
Sheffield United Football Club – PSHE Trip
Tuesday 14th February 2017
“Well, we did teamwork and refereeing workshops, as well as having a tour of the SUFC ground. Interestingly, we looked at the history and all the features of the ground. It was a great day! We learnt lots! My favourite part was the tour.” – Anthony, Opal Class.
“Yesterday was amazing! The Ground Tour, Refereeing Workshop and Leadership Skills Lessons were absolutely one of the most things I’ve done on a school trip. In refereeing I learned: what a referee does; what red/yellow cards are and how important a referee is. Also, during Leadership we learned: how to work together as a team; what qualities a leader needs to be a proper leader and how important a leader is to a team.” – Tamzin, Quartz Class.
“At Bramall Lane, it was so cool and I learned lots of facts e.g. The United Ground is 162 years old! The best thing for me was taking the ground tour and learning about the ground.” – Jack, Quartz Class.
“Yesterday, we visited the Sheffield United ground. When we were there, we had a tour and many more activities. It was really fun and I loved it!” – Lucy, Opal Class.
BMX Biking in Manchester
“On Monday 9th January, a large group of Year Sixes, including me, had the opportunity to travel all the way to The National Cycling Centre and visit their super-cool BMX Biking Track. We all went on a minibus with Mr Malkin and Mrs Carnall from Prince Edward to Manchester. When we arrived, we all went up to the track and sat down to eat lunch – it looked so scary! When the time came to go down onto the BMX track, we met a lady called Sian. She was the coach who gave us all knee pads, elbow pads, gloves and helmets for our protection. At first we needed some training, then we went out onto the track!” – Catelin, Opal Class.
“At the BMX biking track, there was a coach who taught us all the skills we needed to go over the bumps. Amazing, fantastic, fabulous – we actually saw the professional veldrome where lots of people were cycling at all different speeds. When we went on the bumps, I was terrified but, once I got going, it was actually quite fun.” – Reagan, Opal Class.
Scary, smelly, misty- we entered Hut 5; the Blitz Hut. Firey and red, destroyed and ruined, in front of me was what looked like a 1940’s street. Some people were relaxed; others, like me, were scared and coughing. The room was pitch black except for the explosions, (which I don’t think were real). This hut gave us a taste of real life in WW2. The Blitz was horrific: thirty two thousand people died during it. It is safe to say that I was happy to leave this area and move onto Hut Six!
After a brilliant day at Eden Camp, we set off on our journey home. All was going well, until the coach came to an abrupt stop. It was a disaster: we had broken down on the M1!Moments later, Miss Senior told us to step off the coach and sit on the banking, which was cool. Funny,tickly, itchy – the grass was full of spiders. Some people were scared (like Miss.Hall); others (like me) were putting the spiders on our hands. While we waited for the new coach, the girls did our hair. First they brushed Coben’s hair and then they put a bobble in Jack’s. It was hilarious!
Live from Kingswood
Have you ever been to Kingswood? No – well I have! You need to push yourself to the limits. Kingswood Peak Venture is located in Penistone and is a brilliant outdoor activity centre where children aged between 5 -17 can go and stay over night while trying new activities during the day.
Leap of Faith
The leap of faith is a tall wooden climbing pole which is approximately 20 feet tall. And if you are scared of heights then you really have to push your self because this activity is so high that your legs start to wobble but trust me it is amazing when you get to do it!
Ecstatic, belly dropping, exhilarating – the 3G swing was fantastic because you went on in pairs while the rest of your group pulled the rope and the swing the top. One of you had to pull a blue string to drop but my partner, Clayton, was too scared so I had to pull it and it was nerve wracking but good. As the swing dropped, so did my mouth while my tummy did somersaults! It was a scary experience but I’m proud that I did it!
High all aboard
It is scary but brilliant the same time and if you don’t want to go on your own you can go with a partner that’s the good thing a bout it. In this activity you need to where a harness and helmet then climb like a monkey up a pole. Once you reach the top, you wait for your partner. We had to use teamwork because my partner pulled me up onto the platform. Laughing, we had to do different poses then swing off like Tarzan.
The dorms are good because you can pick who you are in a room with and it is big enough to fit 2 bunk beds in so it is pritty big for a little dorm and it is so good. Eating sweets we hade a mouth full of sugar every time we went back to our rooms. Laughing, smiling and sleepy- at night we had a good nights sleep and you sleep fantastically! You need it as well because you have a long day ahead and it’s full of different activities.
We had to leave; I was crying because I didn’t want to go and it was really up setting. However, the week at Kingswood was fabulous and I would definitely recommend it. My memories from there will last a life time!
Amazing, thrilling, limit pushing – have you ever been to Kingswood? Have you ever forgotten your fears? We have, we have memories to last for a life time.
Scary and risk-taking, it took us a lot of confidence to fight our fears, like heights, staying away from home and doing stuff ourselves. If we had to recommend it out of ten it would be a definite 10.
Belly-dropping and amazing, nearly every one loved the 3G swing and I think that’s every ones favourite activity of Kingswood. As scary as it sounds, the 3G swing was amazing and so much fun! Qualified instructors make sure you’re safe on every activity.
The dorms aren’t very big, but they are big enough for you and 2 or 3 of your friends. In the dorms there is; two sets of bunk beds, one window and a radiator. Also, on the first day, you will have to make your own bed, and on the last day you will have to take the sheets of your bed.
Waking up in a morning to a full English breakfast, we all enjoyed going to dinner with all our friends to get served our full English by the kind and friendly chefs.
Overall, Kingswood was awesome!
Tyler’s Crucial Crew Trip
Exciting and unexpected, invigorating and stimulating, we went on the most brilliant, most thrilling trip in Year 6 last week – Crucial Crew. When we first got there, I thought that we were just going to talk about different types of saftey, but then when we found out we were going on actual sets that looked a little bit like Coronation Street. I was really curious about what they had planned for us.
Interested, intrigued, inquisitive – we entered the set. The first thing I saw was the Internet Cafe and the house, but the first scenario we went to the magistrates court. It was a great experience learning about how a real courtroom works and I even got to do a bit of acting.
Crucial Crew Trip
Yesterday, all of Year 6 went to Crucial Crew to learn about safety. We took part in lots of different scenarios and learnt about how to be safe if there’s a fire or if someone was injured. We also learnt what the consequences might be if we got into trouble with the police!
We even had a go at looking through glasses that made you see what it would be like if you were drunk. 🍻
My favourite part was when we went to the Magistrate’s Court and acted out a trial: I learnt a lot.