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Adventurers Class Y5/6

Carnival of the Animals

 Our topic this half term has been Carnival of the Animals. We made masks to represent our favourite animals. Here are some of them. 

Centre for Life

 Photos are on the Whole School Events page.  Click here to go to the page. 

Year 6 End of Year Treat

Today we went to the cinema and had a delicious lunch at Pizza Hut. Many slices of pizza and pots of ice cream were consumed. We all had a great time.


Athletics at Eskdale

 A massive well done to Year 5 and 6 who took part in the athletics competition. Everyone tried their hardest and we had some great individual successes as well as team success. A very big well done to the relay teams and the Tug of War team who endured five rounds in a row. 

Hit the Surf

 After a foggy start, the sun started to come out just in time for us to go into the water. We got to have a go using surfboards and also learnt valuable life saving skills. Thanks to the RNLI for such a great afternoon. 

Swimming Gala

Well done to our team of swimmers who took part in the local gala. They showed great team work and determination in what was a tough competition. 

Engineering Competition


 After many hours of hard work, our four budding engineers took their lighthouse design and portfolio to the judges. They showed fantastic team work and were not phased by the problem that occurred. Their explanations into how the lighthouse would work was amazing. Well done team. We are really proud of you. 

Science at Caedmon College

 We had a great time testing acids and alkalis at Caedmon College. We got to use litmus paper and universal indicator to check whether each substance was an acid or an alkali. After this, we tried a neutralisation test. This really tested our patience! 

Thank you to Mr Togwell for a great afternoon. 

Fire Safety 

Today we had a visit from the local fire station. We were taught about how to prevent fires as well as how to keep safe if we were to ever find ourselves in one. Your child now has the task of planing your fire drills at home. 

SCI High

Our classroom was transformed into a crime scene after the caretaker had been kidnapped. We had to work to solve the clues and discover who had committed the crime. 

World Book Day

 We had a great time dressing up as our favourite book characters. 

After starting the day with listening to advise of some fantastic authors, we created our own books for one of the other classes in school. The children had a great time writing and illustrating their books before going to share their stories with their chosen class. 

'Quiz Night' Hosted by Year 6


We had a great time hosting the quiz and the food seemed to be a big hit. Thank you to everyone who came to support us. 

Quiz Night Preparation

We have been rather busy preparing the food to serve at the quiz. So busy in fact, we didn't have chance to get many photos! Here are a small selection. 


Healthy Food

As part of our 'Brilliant Bodies' topic, we have been cooking a variety of different healthy dishes. Some of us have even gone home to recreate them.  We will now vote on our favourite dishes and serve these at the 'Quiz Night' hosted by Year 6. 

Autumn Term 2

We have had an extremely bust half term in Adventurers. From going on residential to performing a play and even cooking a meal on the last day. Here are some photos to show what we have been up to. 

Peat Rigg 2017 - Photos & information available by clicking here.


Following our lantern making afternoon last week, we assembled along with other schools and clubs to form a procession through the streets of Whitby to mark the beginning of the Christmas festivities in town. 

We were joined by Father Michael, staff, parents, friends and pupils of all ages.

Roman Roads

After learning about the Romans this week, we have built our own small scale version of a Roman road. We tested each one for strength before it 'rained' and then again after it had 'rained'. 

Lantern Making

We have been busy making the lanterns for the Whitby Lantern Parade on Friday 18th November. Details about the event will follow soon.  

Stone Age Animals

We have been creating animals that would have been adapted to survive in the Stone Age.  Here are some of our creations. Our Literacy work will be based on these after the half term. 

'The Empire Strikes Back' Projects

It was fantastic to see how much effort our class had put in to their homework projects. We all loved seeing the range of projects created and listening to each other's presentations. 

Well done Adventurers. 

As part of our Topic work we have been learning about the Holy Trinity and designing our own artwork to represent this. We think that our symbols are similar to the Celtic knot. 

The Holy Trinity

Go Climb

We have had a fantastic day at Go Climb. The children were a credit to the school. 

It has been lovely having Year 6 back and hearing about all their fantastic transition. 

Hit the Surf Round 2

Another fantastic morning at Hit the Surf. The group were a credit to the school.

Solving and Creating Problems

In maths, we have been working in groups to solve problems which involve working systematically. We have also created our own mysteries on Chromebooks. 

Hit the Surf

A great time was had by all members of the group who went to Hit the Surf today. Thanks to The RNLI for hosting. 

New Class Books

The arrival of our new class books have got us all really excited and we can't wait to read them!

Today we spent a few minutes looking at each one to decide if it is something we would enjoy reading. We all now have our top 5 choices and are raring to get on with reading them.

Each child has brought one of their top 5 choices home as their reading book. Please encourage them to read it so they can try out another.

Remember to bring your book with you each day. 

Crucial Crew

We had a great time at Crucial Crew learning about the different emergency services and how they can help us. We acted out situations and made phone calls to the emergency services for help. A great time was had by all and we learnt a lot. 

A huge well done to all our Year 6 members who have completed their SATs this week. Each and every one of you showed your determination whilst keeping calm. You have worked extremely hard and I could not be prouder. 

Enjoy a well deserved rest tonight and this weekend. 

Miss Robson

Easter Egg Competition

A big well done to those who took part in the Easter competition . There were some great entries. 

Linking Ideas

Today we had an idea hunt. We had to find two opinions on a given topic before deciding if the points were both in favour of the topic, against the topic or if they included both. After deciding this, we had to head to the 'conjunction corridor' to find a conjunction to show that the points were either supporting or opposing. 

Science Day

Today we had a science day. During the morning, we investigated what happens to the food you eat and how nutrients from the food is absorbed. 

After lunch, we went over to Caedmon College to learn about the reactivity of metals. A big thank you to Mr Togwell for showing us some fascinating reactions. 

Stained Glass Window Project

Super Scientists R US!!!

Literacy Genius - Authors, Illustrators and Graphic Designers all rolled into one!

Peat Rigg 2017


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Please follow the link for photographs and messages home whilst we are away on our residential.

Baffling Bodies

 We made a start on our new topic of 'Baffling Bodies' . We discovered what happened to our pancakes as they were being digested. 

Perfect Pancakes

In order to celebrate Shrove Tuesday, we requested pancakes and which toppings we would like. The only catch was we had to ask for the ingredients in French. 

Sur ma crêpe je voudrais...


The toppings also had to be healthy.

Bon pour la santé


CSI Ruswarp

 Our classroom was taken over by forensic scientists and SOCOs today as they investigated a burglary in the school. We had to look for evidence that could help us solve the crime. We managed to find finger prints, blood stains and writing that allowed us to identify the criminal using DNA testing.  

We then put the suspects on trial to provided the evidence to the judge. 

Problem Solving and Reasoning


 Today we worked in groups to solve problems and explain the reasons behind our thinking. 

Ruswarp and Stakesby Collaborative Working Day

 On Friday, Year 6 got dressed in their outdoor gear and headed to Stakesby Primary School for a day of outdoor learning. We spent the morning in the woodland gathering ideas for our scene setting before heading back indoors to begin writing.  

During the afternoon, we headed back outdoors to do some photography to be able to create art work to illustrate the scene. 


Brilliant Basketball

A big thanks to Mr Raw and the Sports Leaders at Eskdale School for teaching us some basketball skills today. We had great fun learning the different skills and playing some matches.  

York Minster


We have just returned from our bi-annual visit to York Minster. Mr Little & Sister Karan showed us around the inside of the Minster and we spent lots of time looking at the stunning architecture and exploring the history and origins of the Minster, in addition to developing our knowledge of the Anglican church. At the end of the day we also visited the underground crypt and held our own reflection of the day by candlelight.

Marvellous m & ms


We had a challenge of seeing if we can make the 'm' off an m&m float. It was great when we got to see it happen to the first group.

We are currently planning our own investigations to see what can speed up the process.

Stand by for the results at the end of the week. 


As part of our P.E lessons this half term, we are looking at keeping fit through exercises linked to boxing. After learning a routine as a class, we got into groups and devised our own routine to develop our fitness. 


This week we have been looking at reading and writing music. Today we began to play some of the pieces using Boom Whackers. 


A New Year a New You


This was the theme of Wednesday's PSHE lesson. We reflected upon our actions from the previous year and have come up with actions to take. 


Advent Wreath


This week in preparation for Advent we have been making an Advent Wreath and learning about its symbolism.

The circle of the Advent wreath reminds Christians of God’s eternal love for us.  It has no beginning or end. The evergreen leaves on the wreath symbolise growth and life and hope.  We can live and grow and hope because Jesus came into our world long ago The circle of the Advent wreath reminds Christians of God’s eternal love for us.  It has no beginning or end.
 The four candles represent the period of waiting during the four Sundays of Advent.  Each Sunday during Advent we light another candle to remind us of Jesus, the light of the world. 
Each candle has a meaning:

First candle – HOPE (purple)

Second candle – LOVE (purple)

Third candle – JOY (pink)

Fourth candle – PEACE (purple)

There is also a white candle in the middle of the wreath which is lit on Christmas Day.  




Lantern Parade

We braved the cold and took part in the Whitby Christmas Festival lantern parade. After making the boats in school we got to light them up and carry them through the streets of Whitby before being treated to a spectacular fireworks display. 

Thank you to all those who attended and supported our school.

(Hopefully you have all thawed out!)

Children in Need

 We had a 'spotacular' day dressing up in as many spots as possible in order to raise money for BBC Children in Need. 

We had a day of problem solving for Pudsey including finding out which biscuit was best for him to dunk in his cup of tea whilst watching the show. We discovered that oat biscuits were the best whilst shortbread were the worst. 

Thank you for all your kind donations for the charity. We raised over £100! 

Lantern Making

We had great fun making the lanterns ready for the parade in the town centre on Friday 18th November. A letter with further details on is to follow. 

Pearl of Africa

We had a great time at the Pearl of Africa workshop. We got to sing, dance and play drums in a traditional African style. 

It was lovely to see some of you back to perform on the evening as well as enjoy the pieces the choir performed.


Pearl of Africa

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Pearl of Africa cont.

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Multicultural Day

Thursday was a day of celebrating all regions and faiths. We found out lots of information about Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism. (Pop into school to see our display!) We were also lucky enough to have a workshop about Islam with thanks to Yesmein Bagh Ali.  Yazi showed us a range of outfits, patterns and even drew patterns on our hands using Henna.  


Take a look at our photos below.


Macmillan Coffee Morning

A great big thank you to all the children and parents who helped to make our coffee morning a success by donating their time to bake cakes and attend the morning. We are all extremely grateful for the donations that were given to Macmillan. 


We raised £191.77- THANK YOU!

Preparing our scones

The Coffee Morning

Big Friendly Read

A big well done and huge congratulations to those pupils who took part in the 'Big Friendly Read' this summer. The children received a certificate to award their efforts. 

Year 5 had a nice surprise from 10 Downing Street today. A letter thanking them for all their hard work on equality.

Today we have been dividing numbers. After looking at turning our remainders into decimals, we found a question where the answer has digits that repeat forever! Can you remember which symbol to use?

                                                         We are Macmillan. Cancer support. Worlds biggest coffee morning. 25th September.


On Thursday 29th September as part of the R.E. based Young Leaders Award, the Adventurers' will be holding a coffee morning in support of MacMillan. The event will allow you the opportunity to meet Miss Robson, as well as enjoying a slice of cake and a cup of coffee. Please come along and support us.

The Young Leaders Award is a unique active citizenship programme which empowers young people to make a difference in their local community whilst growing in key leadership skills at the same time.                

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Thank you to Mr Phillips at Eskdale school for allowing us to use their facilities. Last week we cooked Scones, this week Melting Moments and next week Cheese Straws. We can't wait!

With Roald Dahl celebrating his 100th birthday, we had a 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' inspired lesson.

We had great fun experimenting with the speed/ melting temperatures of chocolate and of course taste testing it too! 

Each group decided which chocolate would be the best to build a new factory from. 


Welcome to Adventurers! 

It has been lovely to meet some of you over the last week.

Please continue to check back on our webpage to see what we get up to over the next 1/2 term.


A few things to remember:

MONDAY:      PE and "Wonderland" kits in school for the week,

                       Spelling test/ new spellings given.


FRIDAY:      Times tables test/new times tables given.


Reading to be ongoing. At least three times weekly. 

Please have reading/spelling/times tables books in school every day.