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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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Final Reminders for the Dance Festival - Wednesday 28th March

Final reminders for the Dance Festival – Wednesday 28th March

  • The coach will be leaving St Ippoltys at 8:30am. Children can enter through their usual entrance (by class 5). The door with be open and I will be there!
  • Children must have a packed lunch, water and snacks with them.
  • Children need to arrive at school with their ‘crazy hair’. Nails can be painted and some make up can be applied – completely your choice.
  • Children will be wearing their school uniform as their costume. If boys can wear school shorts, that would be great. If not, trousers are fine. Girls must not be wearing tights for the performance but can wear them to go in. They can also wear dark shorts under skirts.
  • The matinee performance will start at 2pm and finish around 4:15ish. Please ensure you pick up your child from the designated place – Exit 2 -
  • For the evening performance, children must be dropped at the same place as they were picked up from at 6:30pm ready for the 7pm start.

Please ensure you have informed Miss Walker in writing if you child is not being collected by you. 

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Workshop for Parents

I have been advised that there are still spaces available on the following workshop for parents, please follow the link below if you would like to know more about it or to book your place: 

Moving On to Year 7 - Transition to Secondary School

Thursday, 19 April 2018

9:30am to 11:30am

Letchworth

Booking online :

http://nhdspl.org.uk/home/event-list/book/11-moving-on-to-year-7-transition-to-secondary-school-practical-support-for-your-child-with-send.html

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Congratulations!

This weekend the girls' trampoline team travelled to Belfast to compete in the national finals - we are absolutely thrilled to announce that they finished in 3rd place!  To be the third best U11's trampoline team in the entire country is such an amazing achievement and we are all so very proud of them.

An enormous well done to the team and to their coach Mr Jefferies!

 

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Easter Experience - Class 4

We've had a brilliant, busy week in Class 4. We wrote this blog post together!

Class 4 Blog

On Wednesday we had an R.E day and it was fabulous. We were learning about the story of Easter and everything Jesus experienced in the order he experienced it. First we celebrated palm Sunday and to reflect we wrote our hopes and dreams on stones and laid them on the road. Then, we experienced the moment where Jesus washed his disciples feet as the Servant King. Next, we went to the last supper where Jesus had his last meal with the disciples and he said Goodbye, we talked about how it felt to say goodbye to someone we might not see for a long time. After that, we went to The Garden of Gethsemane and reflected on Jesus’ feelings as he was lone that night. When we were at The Garden of Gethsemane we made clay models to represent a moment when we’ve felt alone. Next, we went to the church were we talked about the Crucifixion of Jesus on the cross. We said our own prayers for someone who was suffering. Finally, we looked at the tomb where Jesus was laid to rest after he died. We talked about the Angel and whether we though angels existed. We discussed why it was an angel that brought the message to Mary.

Henry - I felt happy and reflective

Amelia - I felt like I understood the Easter story better.

Ella - I felt that life can sometimes be sad but it always leads to a happy ending.

Sami - I felt sad but also happy.

Ruby - I felt happy to know why Jesus had sacrificed himself.

Ben - I felt happy but also sad because I had time to pray and share my sad thoughts.

This week we have also made beautiful sunset pictures using chalk pastels and blending them and we have sketched Rainforest pictures and added colour with oil pastels.

On Thursday we planned a narrative poem about explorers in a rainforest. We have also written mnemonics for words we find tricky to spell - why don’t you test us to see if we remember!

In maths we have continued to work on fractions.

On Thursday we also got to watch Class 5 practise their fabulous dance for their dance festival next week - Good luck Class 5!

 Reminders:

Please label snack boxes! We're having a lot of boxes not collected and therefore not being washed! 

Please join us at the Easter Service at 9:15 on Tuesday.

End of term is Thursday at 2pm! 

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