Friday, 21 July 2017

A final farewell and thank you

Wow - what a show last night!  The children simply blew us away with the enthusiasm, professionalism and sheer joy that they brought to their performance.  Well done to everyone.  Our final day was a day of assemblies with many goodbyes being said - to children and staff alike.  We have all been seen with a tear in our eyes over the last few days. 

All that remains for us to say is that we have absolutely loved teaching your children this year - they are an amazing group of talented young people who have been an absolute pleasure to know.  We wish them all the very best as they move onto pastures new and hope that they will stay in touch with an occasional visit or simply a wave on the high street!

Finally, we have also been amazed by all of the lovely gifts that we have received over the last few days.  We have been trying to say thank you to the children as the presents have been handed over but we also wanted to say a BIG thank you here.  Your generosity has overwhelmed us but thank you so very much.

Have a lovely summer break.

Miss Clements, Mrs Morris, Mrs Carter and Mrs Wellham

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Another busy week in Year 6

This week has seen rehearsals for the Year 6 Leavers Show go into full swing!  The children are preparing well - most know their lines and we are now working on some songs to wow you with.

Although the end of term is fast approaching, quite a few other events also happened in school this week and kept the year 6 children very busy. 

On Tuesday we were lucky enough to host some students from Sir John Lawes School - they came in to teach our year 6 children some French vocabulary and games.  In the next few weeks, the year 6 children will use this knowledge to teach our year 4 classes themselves!  We have Madame Baikie to thank for organising such wonderful experiences for the children - they will be truly ready for language learning at their secondary schools.

The children were also involved in some more transition lessons this week.  They spent some time thinking about the more complex timetable that they will follow next year and the practicalities of organising their school bags.

Sports were also high on the agenda - a year 6 team attended the Rounders Tournament in Harpenden on Wednesday afternoon and did very well indeed.  Finally, the whole school ended the week with Sports Day.

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the LeaveFest event!

The year 6 team

Friday, 23 June 2017

Theme parks, evolution and more!

Since our return from the Isle of Wight, the children have been learning about the features of effective leaflets in preparation for writing their own next week. Keep an eye out for these on open evening!

In maths, the children have been working in pairs to design and work out the cost of a theme park. They are beginning to look at marketing budgets and prepare advertisements and the project should be completed next week. We certainly have some budding entrepreneurs in year 6!

In science, we have been finishing off our unit on evolution and inheritance. The children have produced some wonderful homework related to Darwin’s voyage on the Beagle and many examples are now displayed in the classroom.

Next week, we will be designing and making bean bag frogs as part of our rainforest topic. Thank you to those parents who have agreed to come in and help- there will be lots of needles to thread!

If you would like to support your child at home:

We will be beginning transition lessons in the next couple of weeks. It may be a good idea to talk to your child about how they are feeling about secondary school so that if they have any worries, these can be discussed in school. We have a worry box in each class where the children can let us know about concerns or write any questions they may have.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

A great day to round off the trip!

Staff and pupils have thoroughly enjoyed their last day on the Isle of Wight- walking along the esplanade, eating ice creams, spending time at the Dinosaur Isle museum and fossil hunting on the beach. The day ended with a smashing disco and some wonderful singing and dancing from the children.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

What a day!

Beautiful weather and well behaved children have made today another fantastic day.  We visited the Model Village, followed by Amazon World and enjoyed an evening of ten pin bowling - what a great way to celebrate a birthday!