Category : Year 6
The hardest part of this activity is simply stepping off the edge of the high platform. Once you’ve done that, there’s no going back! There’s the experience of a rush of adrenaline as you hurtle down this particularly long zipwire and try to hit the ground running, rather than skidding several metres on your bottom […]
Abseiling involves using ropes, a harness and a friction device to tackle terrain that may otherwise be too dangerous or time-consuming to descend on foot. We have made it very clear to our Year 6 children that, having now acquired the skill, they are never to use this technique as a short-cut from their classrooms […]
More shots of our Year 6 abseiling team successfully managing a controlled descent of a vertical drop. Did you know that abseil comes from the German word abseilen, meaning “to rope down”? Click on any image to see a larger version.
This Year 6 group began the day trying their hand at a few circus skills, including juggling, devil-sticks, spinning plates and the diabolo. The diabolo resembles two large, round cups connected end-to-end, which is spun and thrown high into the air using a string connected to two hand sticks – and can take many hours […]
In year 6 we watched a video from the Tate Gallery showing us all about Pop Art and particularly Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. We created out own versions following their style.
More outdoor fun in activity week, this time in the meadows at Ray Park. First we looked for insects in the cut grass habitat, then using large nets we ran around in the meadow grass catching other insects, including grasshoppers. Some of us found a type of stag beetle that is very rare and a […]
Year 6 got muddy again, pond dipping in the rain, but we loved it. We checked our finds against a chart that showed the water in the pond water was exceptionally clean. We found newts and toadlets and lots of nymphs.
Did you know that the word gladiator comes from the Latin word gladius, meaning “sword”? Here you see Roding Primary School’s team of armed combatants sharpening their skills in the art of fencing. An attack here, a riposte there, then a lunge, a feint, a parry and…well, you get the point. Literally.
In the Book of Genesis, Jacob dreams of a connection between the earth and heaven – popularly known since as “Jacob’s ladder”. Attempting Grosvenor Hall’s own version of Jacob’s ladder does, however, require that you remain fully awake! Though when you take on this challenge, it can feel as if you are climbing into the […]
A leap of faith usually describes our willingness to accept something that cannot yet be proved to exist. But these pictures offer clear evidence that our Year 6 adventurers are brave enough to tackle one of Grosvenor Hall’s toughest challenges – the “Leap of Faith”. Click on any image to see a larger version. […]