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Good Luck Year 6 - You have been amazing!

What a week! It will be a leavers week I will not forget in a hurry. I cannot tell you how proud I am of you all.

You were winners on Monday and winners today. Watching you sing all together in the leavers assembly this morning was quite a sight.

I cannot thank you all enough for the many generous gifts and cards that I have from you. Parents I would also like to thank you for the support and kind words. For some I see the last of your family and for others just the start.

I hope you all have a restful summer, spending time with your loved ones. Do come back and visit you know where  I will be. I shall also no doubt see some of you through the summer around town. Remember to say hi.

So the final blog of Class 2019. Thank you Class 6 - you have been amazing! Good Luck in your new schools, the teachers are lucky to be getting you.

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The Final Countdown!

It is still quite unbelievable that we are heading towards the last week of term. I was so very proud of Class 6 and how they performed in this year’s production. A number of parents have commented on how mature and grown up the children were. All the children were extremely thoughtful to the background nature of the play and did a splendid production.

I think for me the reality of how close the end of term is, kicked in on Thursday, when I didn’t have the usual ‘morning’ being said to me as the smiley faces entered my classroom. We did hear how all the pupils got on at Fridays celebration assembly. Having spoken with a number of them they all seemed excited and now I can see they are ready to move on to the next step of their journey; some with joy and some with sadness.

On Friday we spent the morning at Hitchin Fire Station taking part in the annual Crucial Crew event. This is such a good morning, filled full of life skills. You can catch some pictures of this on the photo gallery of the website.

I do hope you all received the letter that highlighted the many events that feature as your child ends their time at St Ippolyts. This was a new feature and hope that it has been useful. Of course, if you have any further queries you can always catch me outside the classroom – morning and after school.

A quick reminder of things for the final days.

Monday – Please try to remember your leavers page. The ones I have had are lovely. Also you need to start to bring in your items for your leavers boards. Even if you bring in too much at least you can select as you put it together. A number of things can be placed on the board: certificates, the odd medal or two, work, awards, photos etc. All of the items on this board will be coming home on the last day of term. Of course at the end of the day we have the Staff v Year 6 rounders match. I am sure we all can predict this year’s winners. This takes place straight after school at the field, where you are welcome to come and support your child. Please make sure you have your kit and trainers children.

Tuesday – Nothing to be done apart from all the work etc in school getting ready for the rest of the week.

Wednesday – BBQ afternoon in school for year 6. You may want to bring a rather strong carrier bag in to start to collect the items from school.

Thursday - Leavers Service 2:15pm at the church. You may need a tissue. You are also welcome to join us for refreshments after the service.

Friday – We finish at 2pm. The children will leave from the back of the school to allow them one last time to walk up the drive way, where they can be collected.

While sitting typing this I have a feeling that I could have missed something, as so much to get organised for Year 6. If I do I shall endeavour to keep you fully informed.

Here we go Year 6!

See you tomorrow.

Mrs Stewart

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Three Faith Tour Trip - Yr 3,4,5,6

Parents a quick reminder for tomorrow for the KS2 Three Faith Tour Trip.

  • Please remember the vegetarian lunch (suggestions as per letter)
  • Children will need a headscarf (not cap) in order to be respectful at the various places of worship.
  • Please arrive for 8:15 am as we do need to leave promptly at 8:30am.

Any further questions please ask your Class Teacher.

Mrs Stewart


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Well done Year 6!

I think the title of this week's blog says it all. I do hope Year 6 that you all should feel proud of yourselves as I know you have all tried your very best. It did seem quite strange not meeting everyone in the hall for breakfast today. Mrs Harrington - Smith had said that quite a few of you had said how you missed the breakfast and that a lot of the class had said thank you once again to her.

Of course you may have seen, from the photos on the website, that SATs can be an enjoyable and relaxing experience. I think everyone did enjoy the surprise party/disco that had been planned for Year 6 yesterday afternoon, I know I did.

With a lot of the week taken up with SATs I only have a little left to say about the week. We have managed to get out and participate in our PE lessons and today the whole school had the chance to prepare for our Sports Day next week. Watching the children race, you can see why we have ended up with so many awards and trophies for sport.

The next big event next week (Friday morning) as well, is our annual talent show. Year 6 have been getting started with organising this and you will hopefully have seen the letter that was written by two pupils. Everyone in class 6 shall be given an area of responsiblity and it is such a lovely morning and so many talented children. I'm sure the panel of Britain's Got Talent would be blown away.

I hope you all have a relaxing weekend and look forward to seeing you all next week for more fun learning. Well done!

Mrs Stewart

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On Your Marks...Get Set...GO!

As I write this blog I do hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather today and planning to do something that is relaxing. Last week saw us putting the final touches and giving one last push towards SATs. By the time I write next weeks blog it will be a thing of the past. As both Mrs Peddie and I said as you left on Friday, we are extremely proud of all of you.  There is more to you as individuals and that SATs are a snap shot of what you are able to do. I know you will give it your all.

It was not all about SATs last week as we carried on with our other curriculum areas of learning. As we have sports day next week we were out preparing. Plus each time I watch the level of rounders I think to myself that it is going to be very difficult for the staff when they play them but as we say, "Try your best!".

We also took time to study 'The Lord's Prayer', something of course we know of well as we sing this in our school regularly. However this time we considered the possible meaning of this line by line, showing our awareness of different interpretations. The previous week we had started to explore our thoughts of The Kingdom of God and of course this features within the prayer. Our challenge was to try and use simple language that our buddies and young children could understand. We are then looking into making our own library of interactive parables, hymns and prayers within old video boxes. As we also look at other religions we have discussed about the possiblilty of making some on key religious festivals. A creative and fun way to learn RE and hopefully have time to share with our buddies.

Speaking of creative, I was blown away by the beautiful art work that the children produced with Mrs Archer. Having only started a few weeks ago they are really starting to improve on their observational drawing skills.  I can't wait to see what they go on to next.

As the week came to a close, of course we had cake day and it was so lovely to hear in celebration assembly that we had managed to raise such an amount to help towards the 'Super Seraph' appeal. As you may see from the photos of the day, it is so clear to see how all of our values we learn in school being used; alongside supporting someone within our community.

Class 6 please try to get to bed at a good time tonight and promise I shall do the same. I look forward to seeing you all at breakfast. Remember if bringing a mascot ... not too big.

Mrs Stewart

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