Farewell Year 6
It is with a sense of great pride that I wave off our Year 6s this year. I feel as though I have been on a real journey with these amazing pupils, having joined Key Stage 1 as phase leader and class teacher when they were into their first term of Year 1 (I know- I don’t know where it’s gone either!) The (almost) two years that I spent leading the phase and teaching at that time were amongst the very fondest memories I have as a practitioner, being constantly amazed by the progress made and the wonderful attitudes to learning and forever amused by their sense of humour and the way we could all share a joke at appropriate times. I hope that many of the Year 6 pupils will leave with memories of my “tales from Africa” and deliberations about the gender of my unborn baby at that time! But most of all, I hope that they leave our school with the happiest memories of great learning opportunities and magnificent experiences; of teachers who care deeply about them and how well they achieve; a love of learning; of friendships that will last well beyond these years.
Key Stage 1 Newsletter
Lower Key Stage 2 Newsletter
What a busy and beautiful sunny week we have had in year 3/4! The week kicked off with our super Sports Day which was a huge success. Thank you to all of you that came to support your child as they challenged others in their class to a race. A fabulous start to the week, but it didn’t stop there! The children took part in an inter-form football competition which saw them play each other competitively. Golden Day was an amazing day and the children loved bouncing and sliding on the bouncy castles before they cooled themselves down with a refreshing frozen treat. To end the week, the Year 4’s had lots of fun at swimming during their final play day of the year. A big well done to all the swimmers, you have all been amazing in the water and have made some great improvements! Next Wednesday we will be holding our annual Robin Hood poetry competition. Each pupil from across the school will get the opportunity to perform a poem to their class. This might be one they have written during our literacy sessions next week or one they have learnt to perform. Then each teacher will select 3 finalists to enter the phase semi-finals, where three children will be picked to enter the final. We will be giving the children the opportunity next week to look at many different styles of poetry by different poets and a chance to write their own poem or they might like to get practicing for the competition at home.
Although we are coming to the end of the school year, we would still like to encourage all children to take some time each night to read, even if it is just for five minutes.
What an exhausting but exciting day! The children made us very proud by giving 100% and trying their best in every activity. They used their multi-skills from throughout the year to throw a Frisbee as far as they could, balance a quoit on their head, have skipping races, an egg and spoon race and lots more! We would also like to say well done to those parents who got on their running shoes and joined in our parent’s race.
It was super seeing the children become footballers for the day, all of whom showed great passion towards the game and strong competitive streaks! It was lovely to see the children working as a team to score as many goals as possible.
As we are reaching the last week of term we shall not be testing spellings on Monday.
Y6 Leavers Assembly
Mrs Dale recently mentioned in the newsletter that siblings of Year 6 would be able to join in the Year 6 Leavers Assembly celebrations. All year 4 children will be expected to attend the final swimming session next Friday, which is also the last play day. However, we will ensure that a space is saved for any siblings of Year 6s returning to school and that they enter the hall immediately upon their return.
Have a fabulous weekend!
So the time has finally come. Our year 6 pupils now begin a new chapter in their lives and what a fantastic celebration their leaver’s assembly really was. Tears of both joy and sadness marked the end of an era for our year 6 pupils today. We have been immensely proud of all the children in year 6 and their attitude towards their learning and school life has been impeccable. Exciting times lie ahead for our pupils and we wish them all the best in a step that they are more than ready for!
On Wednesday 16th July, we will be holding a Poetry Competition Day. The poetry day will be a full day event, starting at 8:15am with a breakfast morning on the playground. We will have a poet in school for the day, called Terry Caffrey. He will hold a whole school assembly at 9:00 - 10:00am. Year 5 pupils will then enjoy reading and performing an anthology of poems and writing their own poems, either based on a set theme or a theme of their own choice. Class representivities will then read out their poems in a celebration assembly- where the winners, chosen by Mrs Dale, will receive a book voucher.
School Captain Election:
Year 5 pupils have been eagerly awaiting the day that they can finally claim some year 6 responsibilities and they don’t come much bigger than the school captaincy roles! We would like to thank all the school captain candidates for their hard work and preparation of their manifestos. Listening to the different visions of each pupil was a real pleasure and the fantastic presentations have made the decision extremely difficult for the year 5/6 team.