Thursday 15th October
Today the children embarked on our climb of Mam Tor. They climbed carefully and once at the top were met with fantastic panoramic views of the Peak district. Next they completed a range of group tasks focused around Geography and discussed the environmental importance of the area. Well done on a challenging walk!
Friday 2nd October
Hello Year 6. I thought I'd share with you my walk up Mam Tor, which I did today, to help you prepare for when we do it on Thursday 15th October. I set off from home a round the same time we will be seeing off from school and was back in plenty of time for the end of the school day.
The first and probably most important thing is dress in warm and in appropriate clothing. As we've been discussing during topic lessons, the weather changed as I got higher. I wore sports leggings, long socks, trail trainers, 5 top layers (including a waterproof coat), gloves and a hat. This was just about right for the day. I also took a backpack with me for if I needed to take any layers off or add another one and to carry my lunch and water in.
The walk up from the car park was relatively quick and although it was rocky under foot, it was a comfortable climb. There are quite a lot of steps up, so you may be out of breath and your thighs may ache on the Friday. The path up is wide enough for us to walk with a partner and still have plenty of room for other people to pass us. The slopes either side of the path vary in gradient, but so long as we stick to the path, we'll be fine.
As I climbed, the temperature dropped and the wind picked up, which made the climb slightly harder. At the top, there is a trig point (a fixed surveying station built to map the contours of the land) from which there are spectacular views across the Peak District. Although is was cloudy, I was still able to see for miles.
I explored the area around the trig point and on the other side of Mam Tor and found a perfect spot for us to eat our lunch. The wind made lunchtime quite tricky, but the views made it worth while. After lunch and a bit more of an explore, I walked back down the same way I'd climbed up. I've attached some of my photos for you to see, but it's so much better in real life. I hope this helps you prepare for our trip and you're excited to climb Mam Tor. (Mrs Rodgers)
Thanks to all of the parents who made it online for our 'Meet the teacher' evening. I have attached the spelling lists mentioned for the whole of Key Stage 2. These are the key words that the children will be tested on later in the year and are the words that our weekly spellings will be based on.
Hello and welcome to this page which will be used to keep you up to date with all the fun and exciting things we will be doing this coming year. During this turbulent time, I hope you are looking forward to returning to school and embarking on the amazing challenge that is Year 6. My name is Mr Smith and I will be your teacher for the year. Most of you have seen me around school and I have been lucky enough to work with some of you already! I can't wait for the year to begin and for us to get to know each other as a class. I will see you all in September!