This is a very exciting year for you and your child as they journey through their final year with us at Edlesborough School. Although a year of many challenges, our aim is to make it as enjoyable and rewarding as possible.
On this page, you will find relevant information about the work which we will cover this year as well as photos and videos of tasks the children undertake.
If you have any questions or concerns you would to discuss please feel free to contact me via the School Office.
Mrs Collins and Mrs Hintner
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Year 6 Leavers' Assembly, Tuesday 21st July 2018
Pupils, parents and staff celebrated the achievements of the Year 6 pupils at the Leavers' Assembly this morning. Awards and trophies were presented before the leavers' DVD of their time at Edlesborough School was shown.
The Year 5 and 6 Production - Olivia!
During the second part of the summer term Year 5 and 6 have been busy rehearsing for the end of year production - Olivia!
The dress rehearsal and matinee performance took place on Wednesday 18th July with the evening performance on a very hot Thursday evening (19th July). The hall was packed and despite the heat the audience were wowed!
Frida did a splendid job standing in last minute as Annie for a sick class mate. The solos were amazing - such talent!
Apprentice Charity Donations.
In total Year 6 made £165.00 profit from selling Apprentice products and offering games. The pupils decided to donate the profits to four charities which represented the local area, the county of Buckinghamshire, national and international interests.
Group 1: Appledown Dogs' Home in Eaton Bray
Group 2: World Wildlife Fund
Group 3: Cancer Research UK
Group 4: The Rest Home for Horses at Speen.
Mrs Bishop is in the process of organising these donations.
APPRENTICE WEEK IN THE WOOD
Following on from apprentice week. the children were given 60 seconds to find something they could sell to us! We had some amazing ideas and everyone stood up with some fabulous ideas on how to sell a very basic item. Competition time and it was an outright win for Leo with all 3 of us adults loving his idea.
On to the gang who were determined to break the log...it took copious amounts of strength, hanging and sitting before it broke.......but no one gave up. Amazing work as a team guys.
We also broke out the bow saw with children listening to instructions and managing to cut off their own pieces of wood for home.
The Apprentice Challenge 2018
Year 6 pupils recently worked in groups on “Apprentice” style tasks. They set up small businesses to make and then sell products of their own creation and offer activities with the aim of maximising profit. The pupils learnt about the challenges of working in a team and what to do when things don’t go to plan!
A big thank you to Mr and Mrs Stiliard who came into school on Friday 13th July to hear and judge the pupils' presentations. They also awarded the trophies during assembly. Thanks also to all our customers.
Due to unanimous voting the group (even though its hot already) voted for the fire pit today so that we could make Smores.... a marshmallow and biscuit sandwich!
More whittling of sticks to enable our cooking and then they were away but not before we had a group game of Man, mammoth and mouse.
Then on to the next task of building a waterproof den in readiness for any due thunderstorms. Some amazing team work and logical thinking was shown throughout camp and we have some very definite leaders in our midst. Great job gang, house points given to the winners.
We had a group discussion and would very much like our last week as a forest family to involve cooking meat and breads so please look out for an email coming home via the office with more details. Next week we will tackle bow saws and loppers.
For now I hope you enjoy the photos
A somewhat smaller group this week due to school move up days, however it didn't stop us from having fun and learning how to light the fire and learn a new skill in whittling. Both these tasks take patience and respect for the tools we use which I'm happy to say the children in year six took totally on board.
Children whittled their own stick to a point to be able to then cook their marshmallow on ...Good job gang
Big Bang Science Conference at Green Park – 25th June 2018
Ten lucky Year 6 pupils attended the annual Buckinghamshire County Council Science Conference at Green Park. After a science show looking at the properties of sound, pupils took part in workshops on resuscitation, astronomy and insects.
A fabulous learning experience for all involved!
Year 5 and 6 Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Day at RAF Halton- Thursday 21st June
Group Captain Mainwaring provided an inspirational and informative start to the day speaking
about the RAF Centenary Flight of the Navigator Project; the pupils were fully engaged and eager to contribute answers and ask questions.
The workshops which followed posed an array of Science,Technology, Engineering and Maths
challenges. At all times the pupils were fully supported to enjoy and benefit from the sessions.
We all had a terrific day - one which the pupils will never forget.
Week 2 Forest school
Straight down to the business of finding each other in the dense undergrowth. Simple games bring simple joy.....and stuck wellies! A lot less mucky this week gang but still equally enjoyable.
We saw some amazing team work in helping each other when stuck, in more ways than one and encouragement to try new things. Bravo Year 6
Week one Forest school
Welcome year 6 to exploring and getting very,very muddy!
I promise parents the novelty wears off pretty quickly when it comes to getting so mucky. However I would like to say that this experience is all about learning, exploring and understanding nature, respecting the world we live in and taking risks.
The children began their forest school journey telling me there code names ( a fun way to teach me their names ) and learning the safety of base camp. Its important for them to have certain boundaries for safety reasons but we do encourage them to take control of their own learning outdoors.
Dens were built, trees were climbed and mud baths were had....I'm sure you will agree the smiles on their faces says it all. As the weeks go on we will begin to learn handy knots to make secure dens and hang the hammocks, whittling wood to make frames and even have a go at using flint and steel to light a fire ( those children at scouts will know all about this)
"Nature always wears the colour's of the spirit"
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Spaghetti and Marshmallow Challenge 25th May 2018
In Science, Year 6 investigated the properties of tall structures- what enabled them to stay upright and to bear a load. We discussed traditional towers such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris and more modern structures such as the Shard in London.
Working in groups, the pupils then attempted to build their own tower. What were the properties that would enable it to be tall and bear weight?
Birthday Cake for all
Millie celebrated her 11th birthday this month and very kindly brought in cake for the whole class.
World Book Day
On Thursday 1st March Edlesborough School celebrated World Book Day. The morning started with a family breakfast in the hall followed by an opportunity to share a book with siblings and parents in class. Dressed as their favourite book characters, Year 6 pupils really got into character!
Year 6 have been making Viking purses, decorated with symbols depicting Viking life.
Year 6 Winter Display
Poetry, utilising figurative language, has been a focus of Literacy lessons this half term. The children demonstrated their understanding of personification in their "Winter" themed poems which are currently displayed in the school hall.
This week, Year 6 have been writing their own poems based on the theme of resilience. These poems, based on personal experience were shared at the class assembly on Friday 24th November.
By Jack Jeffery
My name is Jack and I am 10 years old,
I have a story that wants to be told,
It is a story of woe and hardship,
But at the end your heart will flip.
It was about a year ago,
When I felt so very low,
But in times before that,
I was loved just like a cat.
I was at that school for 5 long years,
I was a boy of very little fears,
I had plenty of friends to back me up,
And I soared like a bird and went up, up, up.
But then my life was flipped up-side down,
And I was shipped off to a brand new town,
I had to say hello to the new and goodbye to the old,
Although it was summer I felt so very cold.
They didn’t accept me,
I didn’t have the key,
They threw me to the floor,
And looked at me no more.
Then I realized this was a second chance,
And that they wouldn’t just give me a first glance,
I will fit in in this b rand new place,
And I would make sure they saw my face.
Now this school has become my home,
And I am Edlesborough to the bone,
And although my blue jumper is always seen,
I will not forget my old friends in green
A Classmate Departs...
Lily, who had been at Edlesborough School since Reception, left Year 6 on Friday 1st December to move with her family to Hampshire. The class celebrated Lily's (and her sister Ella's) time at Edlesborough School during assembly. We wish them all the best in their new school.
Harvest Assembly 2017
Well done to all of Year 6 for a fabulous performance of Autumn Days in our assembly today. A special thank you to Josh and Maisie as Head Boy and Girl who led the assembly, as well as Harry and Jack our sound technicians.
Delivering around the village, Year 6 were exemplary role models and I'm amazingly proud of their maturity whilst carrying out this task.
Lastly, a special thank you to the mums who helped out this morning, without them it would have been an impossible job!!
A massive well done to Year 6 who raised an impressive £119.34 for this amazing charity! Thank you to all parents who donated cakes for our sale.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
To start off our new academic year, we have been learning about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. We have used photos to discuss the cause of this, to debate what we can do, produce posters and a short non-chronological report.