Welcome to a new school year. One of the first things that we did was to taste some of the delicious fruit that has appeared in the Orchard over the Summer –
prize winning apples for both flavour and appearance!
The Forbidden Corner
On Wednesday 12th July, Miss Judge and Miss Kelly took us to Forbidden Corner as an end of year trip. It was fun and exciting however a bit scary at times. I really enjoyed it and I’m sure everyone else in year 6 did too.
When we got close to arriving, we stopped off to get an ice-cream and I think the most popular one was definitely the chocolate fudge. After we had eaten, we jumped back onto the coach and resumed our journey to Forbidden Corner. Finally we arrived.
When we got there, we were split up into our groups, I was in Miss Whiteley’s group with my best friends : Charlotte and Eileen. Then, we got a sheet with the letters Forbidden Corner with circles underneath each letter. What we had to do was explore Forbidden Corner and while we were going along, look for brass circles and they had one of the letters in them. Then we had to get a pencil (or a coin – which is what we used) and scratch the brass circle onto the sheet. It was very exciting! Personally, my favourite part was the maze because it was very puzzling, however very fun.
Overall, I really enjoyed this trip and I would like to say thank you to Miss Judge and Miss Kelly for organizing this trip and for the ice – cream too!
By, Harneeka Duggal 6MJ
On Wednesday Year 6 attended the annual Leavers’ Service at Leeds Minster. This year’s theme took the strapline for the new diocese: ‘Loving. Living. Learning’ which we had to represent in a triptych, which was then left at the Church for display. Ours looked very decorative and interesting. The Service was an oasis of calm in a busy time and left us with food for thought.
If somebody told you that you had to jump off a 40-foot-high tower, would you do it? Well, that’s what happened when we went to Robinwood Activity Centre!
The activities were obviously the best, as that was what we came for! They ranged from archery (pun intended) and caving to giant swing and the (freezing) stream walk! Most of they were very exciting, but some of them weren’t. For example, the trapeze was exciting, nerve-racking and also filled you with adrenaline. We had to use a climbing wall to reach the pinnacle of a 12 metre high tower and then JUMP OFF and grab a trapeze! Your possibly wondering: isn’t this dangerous? The answer is no. This is because they have harnesses which prevent you from falling if you miss the trapeze.
Furthermore , the Knight’s Quest (which we did on day 2) took thought and reasoning, but also was a competition because the team who got the most coins (obtained by completing challenges and riddles) at the end would win. Amazingly, the two other teams each had 24 coins; we had 25!
My other favourite activity was definitely the Giant Swing because of the rush of excitement and adrenaline. The rest of my team had to pull on a rope which made me rise higher into the air. Eventually, they stopped – I was 25 feet off the ground! Suspended high in the air, I pulled on a teddy bear: whoosh! I felt a huge jolt in my stomach and soared through the air. It was awesome!
On Monday, Year 6 were lucky enough to go and see a Shakespeare play at Leeds Grammar School. The play that we saw was called “As You Like It”, a story about Orlando and Rosalind. We all loved it. To experience that was truly magical. It’s not every day you get to see a Shakespeare play! We all felt lucky and left with a smile on our faces.