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Etz Chaim Jewish Primary School

Year 6's Moat Mount Trip

Year 6 had a fantastic time at Moat Mount where they got to really bond together as a class and understand the meaning of our topic Achdut (togetherness). 


The trip was designed to encourage togetherness after coming back after lockdown. This was certainly seen through various activities the children had done where the skills they worked on included: working together; communicating; solving problems as a team; listening to others; resilience and the satisfaction of trying something over and over again until you succeed. As well as the trip showcasing the importance of enjoying nature, having exercise and fresh air, the children also learnt lots about our local environment.  


The trip was instrumental in bringing about class cohesion and refining important skills needed to work effectively in the classroom environment.  


On Day 1, the children enjoyed a variety of team building activities. These worked on the children's communication skills and tested their abilities to work well as a team. A favourite activity included a giant maze where the class had to work together to get a golf ball through the goal. 


On Day 2, the children were split in half to complete a nature walk and archery. The children focused on their hand, eye coordination and aim skills. They were able to learn lots from our knowledgeable hosts Sue and Pete about the surrounding areas. This included facts about nature and the trees all around.  


On Day 3, the children enjoyed an orienteering activity focusing on the curriculum map-based skills and then participated in a nature art activity. Our nature art activity was entitled 'Achdut', the children were able to gather natural materials to create a masterpiece to show how we have come together after being apart for so long during Lockdown. 


The children commented the following about the trip: 

" The whole trip was very exciting" said one child. 

"I enjoyed the bonfire the most because there was marshmallows" - Year 6 child