Sunday, 3 July 2016

3 weeks to go!

As usual, time is racing by with only 3 weeks left until the end of term! 

Unsurprisingly, Year 6 have had a jam-packed timetable, especially with rehearsals for our leavers show! It's coming together really well and we can't wait to surprise you with all the children have been preparing. If your child is part of a musical piece, please could you remind them that they should be practising at home due to limited time we can spend on individual performances at school.

Aside from rehearsals, year 6 also enjoyed a creative writing morning with Camilla Chester recently. We were lucky enough to hear the opening chapter of her new book, Jarred Dreams and then hear about how she developed the plot. After her assembly, the children then had time to write their own stories. On this occasion, we gave them completely free-reign to write a story on whatever they wanted and we were very impressed with the outcome. Perhaps we have some future authors amongst us!

We have also been developing our artistic skills by exploring artists such as Klee and Kandinsky. The children have been reproducing their own versions of some of their famous paintings. We look forward to showing you their work on open evening.

On Wednesday afternoons, year 6 now also take part in the secondary transition sessions. These are a great opportunity for children to explore the differences between primary and secondary expectations and also ask any questions which they may have.

Also a very well done to all the children in Year 6 who took part in sporting events this week. Whether they were successful or not, they all impressed the Crabtree team with their honesty, determination, passion and respect they showed. Mrs Renier and her cricket team were very frustrated with the poor weather which cancelled our long awaited tournament. Mrs R aims to organise an afternoon with another local school in the next three weeks, depending of course on weather and availability of other local Y6 cricket teams!

We will be in touch again soon.

The Year 6 team.