‘Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.’
Water Zone consists of two year 5 classes and two year 6 classes. As children progress through the school, they take on greater responsibility and are expected to set an exemplary example to the younger children. We encourage children to do this by volunteering for jobs that support the school community, for example setting up the school ready for school assemblies, delivering registers and ringing the school bell.
Teachers in Years 5 and 6 Water Zone
Clarissa Ward (Nile)
Aaron Pritchard (Amazon)
Anna Cranmer (Maths lead/Thames)
Lucy Mason (Wider Curriculum leader, Mississippi)
At the beginning of the school year all children from Water Zone have the opportunity to go on a residential visit. Year 5 visit Hooke Court in Dorset for three days and year 6 visit Stone Farm in Devon for four days
We encourage children to develop their sporting abilities by taking part in inter-school competitions across a variety of sports including cross country, tag rugby, football, athletics, netball, cricket and multi-skills.
This is an opportunity for children to develop independent learning skills and present their findings in an individual and creative way. Previous topics have included Victorians, Ancient Greeks and Ancient Egyptians; these are shared within the year group and whole school community.
This is a time each week for the zone to get together. There is a theme for each term throughout the year. Children are encouraged to contribute to their zone by communicating effectively with each other, sharing ideas and talents and celebrating achievements. Each week children work hard to earn points for their class by lining up quickly and quietly at the end of playtimes and leaving the cloakroom areas tidy.