As part of our Mountains topic, today Year 6 climbed a mountain! We all persevered when faced with different challenges along the way and made it to the summit! On our way home, some Year 6 children wrote about their experience…
Thorpe Cloud through Haniyah’s eyes:
As we strolled along the muddy path, we entered a world of giant leaves. Walking closer to the river, we saw four guardians and the meanest of them all…Thorpe Cloud. The anticipation bubbled in everyones’ stomachs thinking about the dangers that could unravel at any moment. On the other hand, we had thoughts of conquering this evil master. Venturing futher, the glossy snake river slithered around the guardians. Over the river were stepping stones as big as baby rhinos forcing up the weight of ten people at a time. We began moaning when we were only a couple of muddy steps up. Squelch, squelch, squelch. The sickening sound of soggy mud began to make people hungry.Finally, the eating spot arrived. The outdoor was full of surprises! After everyone was refueled, we continued on with our adventure. About an hour later, we were near the top. The terrain began to get even muddier and the group even wearier. With one more exhausted step, we reached the summit. The views were breathtaking.
Thorpe Cloud through Aishah’s eyes:
While we strolled along the path, nearing the river, we were faced by an army of intimidating giants. As intimidating as they were, we were all determined to conquer Thorpe Cloud. The meanest and most immense of them all. As we approached the foot of the mountain, our enthusiasm grew and grew. To get closer to Thorpe Cloud, we first had to defeat the stepping stones. Each step felt like a floating platform carrying us across the glossy river. Once we had crossed the river, we stumbled along a rocky path until we reached the foot of the mountain. Before climbing Thorpe Cloud, we took a moment to gaze at the breathtaking scenery. Finally, we were ready. We began our exhausting journey up the mountain. Only a few steps into the climb, we began to get tired. However, we had the determination and strength to continue our ascent. Half way through the climb, our legs felt like jelly. We were covered in mud and desperately needed a rest. We stopped to re-energise before continuing our journey. This time was harder as the wind was stronger and howled in our eyes. Rocks caused us to trip and slip and the mud made it feel like we were ice skating. We were so close to victory. After a while, we were all at the summit celebrating our achievement. The views at the top were awe inspiring. From the clouds, everything below looked like tiny dots. We couldn’t relax yet though as the tricky job of climbing back down was still to come. It took a while but with teamwork and steady feet, we made it. We sat on the coach exhausted yet exhilarated; this is definitely an experience we will never forget.