Thursday 20th December | No comments yet
We hope everyone has a fun, restful Christmas break! Thank you for all of the lovely gifts and cards that have arrived in school this week. We really appreciate them.
What an amazing first term of Year 6! Looking back through the 6H blog from the past few months, it’s wonderful to see how much the children have accomplished.
This week has been full of finishing off units of work, end of term assessments and some lovely, Christmasy activities. The Year 6 children enthusiastically led the singing in the KS2 Christmas performance of Oliver. Well done to the children who also sang in the Year 6 Choir.
We have been talking a lot about how Year 6 set the tone for the school and are important role models for the rest of the children. They have really risen to this challenge this week. Amidst all the giddiness of the week before Christmas, they have been calm, well-behaved and shown maturity.
Santa visited on Thursday afternoon! He brought us a sack of gifts with a fun new book for everyone and a special gift for the whole class. We are constantly losing our little, wooden doorstop so we decided we would ask Santa for a new one. He gave us an adorable dog doorstop – we’re all charmed by him and are busy thinking up possible names!
In History, we have come to the end of the First World War. We had a very thoughtful lesson about the Christmas Truce, thinking about what it would have been like to be in the trenches on Christmas Eve. We watched the 2014 Sainsbury’s Christmas advert which brings the truce to life and then went on to learn about the history of the Christmas carol, Silent Night. It will be 200 years old this Christmas Eve! Click on the images below to watch the video and go to the story about Silent Night.
After the fantastic staff pantomime on Friday morning, our Year 1 Reading Buddies stayed over to play with us and read some lovely Christmas story books.
There is no homework for the Christmas break but we would like the children to keep their spelling practice going. We will be having our next test on the Year 5/6 words in the second week of term.