Year 6 returned from France having had an amazing time, during which they learnt an enormous amount!
They visited D-day landing beaches, the American, British and German war cemeteries, Pegasus Bridge and the Bayeux Tapestry. On top of all this, they haggled at the Bayeux market, purchased souvenirs in a French hypermarket and experienced French food and drink.
Thanks must go to the staff that organised the trip and those that took them. Mr Viner, Mrs Groves, Miss Tuppen, Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Benson all deserve a special mention!
“Coventry Cathedral is history itself!” Nathan
“As soon as you walked in it felt warm.” Daniel
“It felt very big and powerful.” Amber
“There was so much symbolism in all the different things we saw.” Freya
“It was all interesting, I liked the way all the golf balls went into the middle
of the peace sign.” Poppy
“I found out what actually happened on the night of the Blitz!” Flynn
“Coventry Cathedral taught me about all kinds of different art.” Hayley-Jayne
Children in year 6 had a great time designing theme-park rides as part of their ‘Context for Learning’.
They used KNEX and control technology via lap-tops to control movements (including speed and direction), make lights flash and make fairground music go off and on.
Here’s what the children thought…
Hayley Jayne: I liked making the fairground rides, using the technology and learning new things. I found it was quite hard.
Charlie Butler: It was quite fun getting to programme in what you wanted and working with your friends.
Amber: I enjoyed making the wheel and controlling the spinner!
Joe: I liked being able to use the motor in whichever way we chose.
See one working!
“I enjoyed that you could become more confident speaking French. And I was able to share what I did know with people in France.” Ben
“It really helped me when I was learning new words in the biscuit factory. When we were at the school it really paid off as I managed to make a good friend.” Archie
“I really enjoyed having the opportunity to visit another country because I have never been abroad before. Also I enjoyed spotting the differences between England and France.” Lydia
“In France I enjoyed going to the school because we met new friends and spoke some more French. It was different because they don’t wear a uniform.” Hayley-Jayne
“I was really excited about France because it was my first time abroad. France added a new level to the experience – it wouldn’t have been the same if we’d done it in Britain.” Tom
“I thought our trip was a good opportunity to learn new things about France. Lots of the shops and signs were different!” Annabel
“I thought it was great to be learning about the war, especially the fact we were learning about it in a country so heavily affected by it.” James
Last Friday Year 6 visited Coombe Abbey Country Park in Coventry. They took part in different workshops all about maintaining a sustainable environment. Some of their favourite activities were hunting for mini beasts in the park’s specially created meadow; learning about and playing musical instruments made only from materials in the natural environment (including didgeridoos) and watching a laugh out loud comedy show.
Year 6 had a fabulous time at the Tag Rugby festival at Kenilworth School. They enjoyed mixing with the children who will be their class mates in many cases when they join the school in September. The afternoon ran very smoothly as a result of the Kenilworth School young leaders. It was very impressive how they supported our year 6 children.
Year 6 took part in the K-nex challenge, where they had to design a windmill with a platform from which a handle could be turned to operate it. Here are the results! The children had to collaborate and problem-solve together. Their teamwork was excellent and they were proud of what they produced. Two children made it through to the regional finals.