Hurray! After all the build-up, training and rescheduling – we could hold our cross-country event at long last. It was a beautiful day for a run, made even better by our socially-distanced, cheering parents and well-deserved ice blocks. Congratulations, Moa Class – you were all brilliant! A special mention goes to our gazelle-like runner, Amy S, who was just too fast for our cameraman!
This year’s competition was held via online portals. Our teams had to create mechanical creatures with moving parts for a technological, futuristic zoo.
Team Ride ‘Em All and their obedient robotic dog
Team Toxic Astronauts with their deadly black widow spider
Team Pizza Pugs and their fire-breathing dragon
Team Flying Rockets with the King of the Jungle – their lion
At the end of English week, Wentworth Primary had its first-ever Book Character Day to celebrate our love of reading. From traditional tales to much-loved classics, comic books and Harry Potter – all were welcome!
We helped our young friends build classroom tents and we shared stories together.
We’d like to be under the sea
In an octopus’ garden in the shade….
Well, an octopus was probably the only thing we didn’t see on our trip to Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Centre. Penguins and their chicks, jellyfish, rays, seahorses and starfish were all plentiful and highlights included the walk through the shark tunnel as well as the “feely” tank.
Our Moa Science Week winners were Claire, Dylan, Oscar, Amy and Harper. They had to answer tricky questions on a variety of Science topics and our young scientists were on excellent form. Well done!
Today, we had Paul from Chess Power visit us to teach us how to play chess like a Grand Master. We learned all the pieces’ names and movements as well as the rules of combat and how to beat our opponents by squashing their pieces!
Thank you Bigfoot Adventures for coming in to teach us how to make sure we are safe when riding our bikes.
Our day began with checking our helmets for signs of damage and making sure they fitted properly!
Then it was onto checking our bikes were roadworthy with the ABCD Quick test.
Finally, we were ready to cycle and learn how to mount, brake and dismount with control. By the time we had finished playing games and having “slow” races, we were all bike experts!
Our Moas proved that, not only are they fast on land, but they are also super swimmers as well! Our Y6 athletes took part in the College and Upper Primary Swimming Sports Day – there was lots of splashing, cheering and fun to be had – and our relay teams took the College by surprise, competing brilliantly to win the Y6/7 Girls’ Relay and just pipped into second place in the Boys’ Relay.
The Moas are revising the rules for plurals – what better way than to bake them into pizzas?
Week 2 – Alphabet Soup
Task: 20 minutes to collect things from A to Z to go in the pot. On your marks, get set….cook!!!
The annual Family Beach Picnic was a great day out – sun, sand, swimming and water guns!
The Year 6 fundraising also got off to a fantastic start with sausages, dumplings, quiche and bake sale! Thank you to the parents who donated foods and energy in cooking and selling!
Each week, our Mighty Moa team is doing battle, completing seemingly random tasks, under the watchful eye of the Taskmaster.
Week 1: Pinky Pick-up
Our teams had to choose representatives to pick up items from the floor using just their pinkies! Each item had to be bigger than a foot and the number of items had to equal the number of representatives. Confused?
Our best result: 15 items picked up by 15 reps and held for 1 min 25 seconds. Well done, team!