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End of spring term in Class 6.

As you will no doubt read from this week’s newsletter the spring term has been very busy. Even in this last week year 6 have been working hard. On Monday, Revd Ginni joined us once again for one of our RE lessons. The level of discussion in class was so mature and I really enjoy listening to the children’s views about some of the bigger questions in life. As always the children were polite and had some interesting questions, which they could ask her. It was a lovely way to start off Holy Week.

For all those who joined us on Tuesday morning for our Easter Service; we hope you enjoyed spending the time with us. It was a lovely service and the children were very good at explaining each of the Stations of the Cross.

On Tuesday afternoon the children did some amazing and very detailed art work with Mrs Archer. Our current topic is entitled ‘Express Yourself’. Fingerprints are unique; nobody has the same as another person, not even identical twins. The children were introduced to the artist Chuck Close, who is American and created photorealistic portraits from photographs. Close would use his fingerprint to create a portrait. He varied the amount of pressure he used and overlapped the fingerprints to create shadows and highlights. The children first of all made enlarged copies of their fingerprints. They looked brilliant.

On Wednesday Miss Massie did another fun French lesson; all based around an Easter theme, which was lovely. Later that afternoon, we had our usual PE (gym) lesson and music (wider opps). The children have come a long way over the course of the term and should be very proud of their achievements.

We then finished off the week with our end of term assembly. Once again it is lovely to see the wide range of homework that the children do across the school. I once again need to thank parents and children for the wonderful cooking and food samples that have been brought in. It does keep Mrs Allen and me going. After this we explored the crime and punishment which was around in the Roman/Anglo Saxon and Viking periods in history.

Over the last two days your children should have come home with a few items. They were all asked to take their CPG 10 min SATs buster books and study guides home. They then took home the answers separately. Please could I ask that you keep these safe. I have asked the children to bring in the books after Easter; where I shall look and mark accordingly. They should also have come home with an envelope. This has a summary sheet of things that we have discussed at both the Year 6 only parent appointment and those appointments just last week. I have explained to the children that they can also take a look at these in order to take responsibility for their learning. Little and often is the greater key to being successful. All PE kits and muddy shoes were also taken home ready to be washed and brought back on the Tuesday 17th April.

I do hope you all have a very enjoyable Easter and look forward to seeing you in the summer term.

Mrs Stewart

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