Last week, children in Year 6 attended Sayers Croft for a residential trip. The children had a great time learning lots of new things, including how to make shelters and catapults, bouldering, and climbing the high ropes! Later on, they enjoyed learning some life-skills such as orienteering and map reading. Then later in the evening, they had a night walk and sat around the campfire with s'mores! It looked like a rewarding and memorable trip for everyone with lots of memories
Each class in Year 6 had the chance to speak to two representatives from the Houses of Parliament who told them all about how Parliament works and what happens with important business. Panthers class were very lucky to talk to our local MP - Chris Grayling who gave us an insight into his job. He answered all of our questions and spoke about what it's like to be the MP for Epsom and Ewell. Another inspiring event for our Year 6 pupils! #year6 #workshop
On Wednesday 9th June, we held our annual Aspirations Day for Year 6, but this year we went virtual!
Year 6 had a full day of exploring the many roles in our society and discovering the variety of skills required behind each role. We had 18 volunteers join us through the kindness of parents and members of our community who gave up their time to speak to children and answer their questions either via zoom or a pre-recorded video. From Police Officers to Orchestral Conductors,
Last Wednesday, our Year 6 pupils joined other schools around the UK for an Amazon adventure as part of their rainforest topic. We used digital mapping to name and locate the rainforests and work out how far away the Amazon is. We also spent time thinking about what life is like for those who live in the Amazon and what our dreams for the Amazon are, considering the vast deforestation currently taking place. We finished the day by making our forest spirit.
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We have been busy organising this year's Virtual Aspirations Day in June for our Year 5 and 6 pupils. Before you know it, children will be having to make important decisions about their future. For this reason, we run an aspirational taster event for our Year 5 and 6 pupils in the form of a ‘Careers Day’. This annual event has proved very popular with our pupils and continues to grow year on year. We have looked back at previous years and the memories from those happier times
Year 6 have been studying the poetry of William Blake in relation to the book ‘Skellig’. Year 6 performed Blake’s poem ‘The Tyger’ and then wrote their own version. The children rose to the challenge and did brilliantly! Tess' poem was actually mentioned in a Greater Depth Writing Conference and read aloud to over 100 English Leaders across the country! She was one of only a few students who were mentioned! Well Done Tess! #year6 #english #poetry #greatwork
Year 6 classes recently visited Henley Fort. They got to take part in a range of World War Two activities including becoming a Home Guard and an ARP Warden.
Take a look at us in action! Pupils also had a lot of fun charging the teachers as the home guard and putting out fires as air raid wardens. #ks2 #year6 #history #schooltrip
Today, EPS hosted another Highly Able and More Able (HAMA) workshop, this time for the Year 5 and 6 pupils who have been identified as a ‘more able’ student in English. We were also joined by five other primary schools in the area and their HAMA pupils. Our key speaker was poet, song writer, musician and rapper, Rob Bradley. He discussed how he started writing poetry at sixteen years old and fell in love with the ability to tell stories with his poems and music. He expressed