Welcome to Year 6
Please see here for the latest Year 6 updates and recent events. All letters for this year group can be found at the link at the bottom of the page.
PGL - the children arrive home
This one is from me (Mr Isaacs). It was lovely seeing the children arrive back, weary yet thrilled, this afternoon. It was such a lovely atmosphere as the parents helped get the bags off the bus with the children eagerly waiting aboard. And then, they started getting off and the hugs started - it was lovely to see!
We hope you all have a restful weekend and time to process what has been an amazing week, sharing all the experiences and stories. I'd like to say a huge thank you to the children for their excellent behaviour and fantastic support for one another - it's heartwarming to see how they have developed over the years into model TGMS pupils. And a massive thank you to our amazing staff - it would not have been so successful without your energy, care and vigilance.
PGL Final Full Day!
What a day to finish off on! Such a fun mix of activities again: Zip Wire, Challenge Course, Jacob’s Ladder, Archery, Aeroball, Abseiling, Sensory Trail, Crate Challenge, Raft Building, and Giant Swing. We then had some downtime before dinner in which we wrote in our diaries and some of us enjoyed relaxing spa facials! This evening, we had a campfire and played games and sang songs.
Breakfast: Cooked breakfast, cereal, yoghurt, fruit
Lunch: Beef bolognese, ratatouille, sandwiches, salad
Dinner: Sausage pasta bake, sausage and bean casserole, chicken kiev, salad
Tomorrow, after breakfast, we have two activities from the following: Survivor, Climbing, Challenge Course, and Abseiling. We will then have lunch and head back to school.
We have had the most fantastic time this week! The children have continued to impress us immensely with their outstanding attitudes and, wow, have they been on a journey this week! They’ve believed in themselves and their peers, they’ve tried things for the first time, and they’ve been so proud of their achievements.
Their behaviour has been impeccable and we couldn't be prouder. Some of the PGL instructors have expressed their admiration for our children as well. Every child has exemplified our school values and they are an absolute credit to their families. We hope they all have a good rest this weekend; we know we will!
PGL Day 3
Another brilliant day!! The children conquered fears of water and heights with four of these challenging activities: Canoeing, Crate Challenge, Abseiling, Raft Building, Vertical Challenge, Jacob’s Ladder and Climbing. Once again, they showed determination, resilience and a great deal of teamwork. Our evening activity was Capture the Flag, where we enjoyed some twilight exercise, chasing each other to try and steal our opponent’s flag.
Breakfast: Cooked breakfast, cereal, fruit and/or yoghurt.
Lunch: Chicken or veggie nuggets, with wedges and vegetables, soup and/or sandwiches.
Dinner: Cheesy meatballs and pasta, chicken curry or vegetable curry.
The children have enjoyed some downtime this evening, either playing football, hanging out in their rooms or writing in their diaries. We are looking forward to our last full day of activities tomorrow!
PGL Day 2
Today was a fantastic start to the activities for the week! In our five groups, we completed four of the following activities: Giant Swing, Aeroball, Vertical Challenge, Sensory Trail, Survivor, Crate Challenge, and Archery. Our evening activity was Balloon Splash, in which the adults got questionably more competitive than the children!
Our Year 6s showed amazing resilience as they climbed further up the vertical challenge and lifted higher on the Giant Swing. They supported and encouraged each other during Survivor and Crate Challenge.
We had a cooked breakfast, cereal, yoghurt, and/or fruit for breakfast, burgers and chips for lunch, and a choice of Hunter’s chicken, shepherd’s pie, or fish fingers for dinner.
The children have settled in for the night!
PGL Day 1
Today was very hot and humid and plenty of water was consumed by all. We spent time in the shady woodland where some of the children were able to harness their creativity and build shelters while others played card games and enjoyed spending time with their friends.
They were all very excited to settle into their rooms where they have lovely views of the lakes or rabbit-filled hedges. Dinner was katsu curry and lasagne and there was a wide variety of options at the salad bar.
Our evening activity was Passport Around the World - a combined treasure hunt and quiz. The children are very excited for Tuesday when they have their first full day of activities.
PGL Day 1 Nighttime Update
We are pleased to report that our Y6 PGLers are all safe and well at Liddington, preparing for their first night’s sleep. The children have behaved amazingly despite their almost uncontainable excitement and they have organised their dorms and become familiar with the site.
Photos and a more detailed account of Day 1 will be posted in the morning. Now, fingers crossed for a peaceful night’s sleep!