Thursday, 29 November 2012

Christmas preparations arrived in full flow this week as children got to grips with their Christmas play. they have been working really hard to learn lines and songs.

Any quiet moments over the long weekend could be usefully spent logging in to DB Primary, the learning platform, where words and music can be found for the songs.

Costumes need  to come into school on Monday please so we can be sure children have what they need before they do their first performance to the rest of the school, year 2 and siblings on Friday afternoon.

Enjoy your extra day off and we look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday morning.

The year 6 team

Friday, 23 November 2012

Wow, what a week!

It was great to see so many of you at the assembly yesterday and we hope that you thoroughly enjoyed their journey through time. Many of you were able to take the time to visit your child in their classroom at the end to have a look at the work they have been doing along with tasting their culinary efforts. We think they now believe us when we say rationing was not the tastiest time for eating! The atmosphere in the parties was great.

Next week we move onto Christmas and the work begins properly on the Christmas concert. With only two and a bit weeks to go until you will have the opportunity to be amazed by year 6 and their talented performance once again!
Homework next week will once again be learning lines etc so please support your child with this.

A list of costumes will be with you in the early part of next week. The play is set in an imaginary African world and, although the costumes will be simple, children will need some support in getting their outfits together.

Our final major part of the work we will be doing for our topic is a make do and mend activity. For this we will be making rag rugs in the style used to decorate many a hearth in the 1940s. If you have any old, torn, worn out items of clothing fit only for the rag bag that we could cut up and recycle, creating a true work of art for our classrooms, please send them in with your child next week.

Many thanks for your continued support in all that we plan and do with your children.

The Year 6 Team

Friday, 16 November 2012

E Safety at Crabtree

E Safety Support for Parents

Children are so confident with the use of all things ICT that I thought you might want some support and advice on how to ensure that your children are safe at school.

Our esafety motto at school is: "zip it, block it, flag it"

Which I'm sure that you'll all be following at home too.

Here are a list of wesbites, recommended by Herts that you might find useful.

Friday, 9 November 2012

The first week of the second half of the term has flown by.

Children went through the script of what will over the next few weeks become their assembly. Auditions will take place and parts will be allocated next week and then children's homework will be to learn their lines.

We hope as many of you as possible will be able to join us for our assembly on Thursday 22nd November at 9:10 a.m. The children will need the costumes that they wore to go  to Hendon, and if any parents feel inclined to dress in 1940's style please do come along suitably attired. Several parents joined in last year and it really did make for a special atmosphere.

 After the end of the assembly please leave a little extra time to come back to the classrooms with your child for some World War II music, a look at their topic work and to try the war time cooking that will be taking place just prior to the assembly.

We look forward to seeing many of you next week at consultation evenings. Please remember that we only have ten minutes allocated per appointment if we are to keep to our  time tables, but if you do not feel that is sufficient time we are always able to make an alternative time after school.

Hope to see many children and adults at the fireworks this weekend- don't forget to visit the staff stall to buy your novelty glow in the dark items!
See you there!

The year 6 team