Term 1 - sailing, campfires, air-raids and SATS!
It has been a busy term in year 6. Back at the beginning of the term we headed off to Portland to see a real working lighthouse and explore the amazing landscape of the Bill.
I'll hand over to Olivia to explain what happened next . . .
St Marys year 6s had the amazing opportunity to sail at the Weymouth and Portland National sailing Academy. 1 students (and 1 dad) sailed their incredible boats out into the harbour following their instructor Katie, who went in and out and around the bright orange buoys. A couple of boats tumbled over. My partner Imogen was nervous but near the end she was getting a bit more confident!
Shortly after we did some more teambuilding through a walk to Eype beach, then tea, night games and a campfire back at school. For many of the class this was their first time visiting Eype beach or playing games in the dark - fun was had by all!
Through these trips we grew stronger together as a class and as individuals. We as staff loved getting to know the children more and all their wonderful individual characteristics!
We then threw ourselves into our topic: A Child's War. By dressing up as evacuees, making rationing soup and designing and testing Anderson shelters: we have learnt about the experiences of children during this important period in our history.