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World Book Day
World Book Day was another great success and it was so lovely to see so many of the children dressed up. Sometimes Year 6 children feel that they have outgrown the dressing up tradition but, I’m pleased to say, that this lot did not disappoint! We had a wide variety of wizards and witches (no prizes for guessing where the inspiration came from there), heroes and villains, cats, rabbits and ‘Wallies’. They were all brilliant. We couldn’t mention costumes, though, without mentioning the homage paid to our current text Holes. There were some fabulous Warden’s, cowboys, orange jumpsuits, moustaches…and even a bag of sunflower seeds!
Every child should have come home with their chosen book, as well as a World Book Day token that can be exchanged for another book in WHSmith or Tesco.
Top job, Year 6 – when we do things whole-heartedly, there really is nothing more we could wish for 😊
Year 6 Chess Club has been a HUGE success again this term! We are 15 members strong and growing every week. The children have been amazing at taking to this quite tricky game of strategy, and it is incredible to listen to them as they ‘do battle’ with one another. When they are not locked in battle, the children have been brilliant teachers of the game – new members of the club are brought up to speed in no time. They have shown great sportsmanship qualities during club time and we hope to run this again in the summer term.
If you have any old, unwanted chess sets lying around at home, there would be no better place for them than here, at school – we would receive them with open arms. Many thanks.
Air Arena was superb last Friday – and certainly worth the wait. With roughly 400 metres squared of space to bounce around in, and the place completely to ourselves, we made the most of duelling battles, 5 metre drops, dodgeball, basketball and LOTS of individual trampolines. The children had an incredible time and have worked hard to earn that hour of pure fun. It’s fair to say that everyone was tired out by lunchtime, and certainly ready for quiet weekend. The children were fantastic as always, and the staff at Air Arena commented on their politeness and maturity – we couldn’t have been prouder of them. And, so, whilst Mr Rugge nurses his bruised back (pride!) he sustained from the 5-metre drop, we look forward to the next well-earnt Reward Day which be upon us before we know it…
It came around quickly, didn’t it?! The 1st of March and those secondary school place offers. Don’t panic, though – there is still plenty of time left for the children to grow, mature and be ready for the next step. There will be plenty in place, as the months progress, that will help the children transition smoothly, and there will be lots of work for us to do in making sure that the secondary schools have every detail about every child. In the meantime, please don’t forget that you need to ACCEPT the place that you’ve been offered – even if you are hopeful of an alternative place that may become available elsewhere.
Air Arena Reward Trip
Following our rather unexpected ‘storm day’ which caused us to miss our trip to Air Arena, we have rebooked the reward for Friday 11th March. The organisation of the day will run slightly differently, however. We will be leaving school promptly for 9am and returning for lunchtime by midday. This will mean that the children will be able to have an ordinary lunchtime in school. If you ordered and paid for a school packed lunch for the original date, please give the office a call or pop in – they will be more than happy to reimburse you for the meal. In every other instance, the trip will run exactly as we had intended before half term.
The Reward Points system continues and we will be planning our next reward trip for the final week before the Easter holidays. As always, points will be based on good behaviour both in the classroom and, more notably, during break and lunchtimes; and effort and focus during lessons. There will be a total of 87 points available for the children to earn and whilst we will, of course, continue to support them in making the right choices, we will be expecting everyone to reach the benchmark of 81 points in order to attend the trip. Please have a chat with your children about how they are doing over the course of the next few weeks – they should be able to explain clearly where they stand and how things are going.
As always, we want to take all the children but we will be prepared to leave some behind this time if they do not rise to the new level of expectation. We really do hope that ALL the children in Year 6 will earn enough points towards the next trip and we will give them EVERY opportunity to do so.
If you have any questions regarding this matter, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Many thanks for your continued support,
The Year 6 Team