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Bramcote Church Of England (Aided) Primary School, Hanley Avenue, Bramcote, Nottingham, NG9 3HE
Head Teacher: Mrs S Meredith    Business Manager: Mrs W Gill

Starting Year 6

10 October 2014

Starting Year 6 has been hard. But fun! We’re looking forward to learning lots of new things!

Year 6 is a big step up from the lower classes because you have to apply for secondary schools and you have SATs (dum dum dummm). Some of the challenges you face in Year 6 are SATs, extra responsibilities and high expectations.

In Year 6 the teachers help to prepare us for SATS because it is our chance to show what we have learnt in Primary School and our chance to shine.

Year 6 has its privileges though, like sitting on benches in assembly instead of on the floor, the new jobs we are trusted with and the chance to improve friendships

We had to apply for a monitor role. We had to write a letter to Mr Goddard, all you can do is hope and pray you get the one you want, and then we had to have an interview. Our monitor roles were not as easy to get as we expected. Eventually the meeting comes and you feel anxious about what Mr Goddard has to say about you.

It stressful because of all the hard work and all the fuss over secondary school.

But over all that stress and fear and excitement, Year 6 isn’t that bad once you relax and get used to it. It’s just like year 4 &5.

The thing you look forward to in year 6 is The Residential and the AWESOME school Trips.

Residential

Starting year six has been a roller-coaster ride!

We personally think that we were lucky to go to Rock UK Frontier Centre as not everyone has such opportunities. When you go on Residential you have to face your fears and you have to listen carefully and you must give it everything you’ve got.

When we went on the residential we were scared, excited but most of all BRAVE. When it was over we realised it was fun, exciting, AMAZING and enjoyable! We were nervous at first as it was weird sleeping in a room with our friends but we made new friends and became closer to our old ones. We really enjoyed the adventure playground at Stanwick Lakes, we loved the swing and the huge climbing frame.

The activities at Rock UK were Archery, Climbing, Canoeing, Raft Building, High Ropes, a camp fire and much more!

One story from our trip is about one of the boys running down the corridor to tell some boys about room inspection (in which we did badly.) When he opened the door he yelled “ROOM INSPECTION!” it was obviously all a bit too sudden because all three of them screamed!

One of our favourite activities was walk the plank. One of the girls fell in and got muddy from the waist down. When she was hosed off she screamed because the water was cold. She was the only one to get hosed off out of all of us. It was so FUNNY and it was all caught on video. LOL. All in all it was the best week I’ve ever had.

The high ropes course was great fun. When you first look at it looks so complicated and you think you can’t do it. But it really is scary on the leap of faith because you just jump off a high pole. Another of the high ropes activities was The Gladiator where you race other people

P.S. You do wear a harness.

The journey back was long and felt like it took for EVER!

We loved the joy we had with the class and the funny entertaining jokes our class have.

We really enjoyed the Residential and hope Year 5 enjoy it next year as we had a ROCKing time!

Finally just being at this school is the best part of starting Year 6.

All of Class 6 took part in writing this blog!

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