It is the end of what has been a very strange term. From starting with a teacher training day in January and expecting to see the children the next day to quickly getting the school organised and ready for key worker children through to welcoming 5/6B and the rest of the school back, it has certainly been a rollercoaster! The last four weeks of school have been full of learning, laughter and quite a few yawns! As always the children have impressed me with their positive attitudes and perseverance. As they now head off for a well earned break (and no home learning) please make sure that they are getting a good rest in readiness for the summer term.
This week we have completed our Greek myths and I have been blown away by the quality on display. The children's stories were filled with imaginative heroes, villains and mythical creatures. The settings they described were breath-taking and seeing the various twists and turns of the myths was a joy. In maths we have been looking at collecting data and collating it in line graphs, this involved a pre-cross country race which proved useful for later in the week. In RE the class looked back at what they had learnt about Christianity, Islam and Hinduism and considered why each religion puts so much emphasis on prayer. The main excitement of the week was the eagerly anticipated cross country. It was an impressive and action packed event with the overall winner being Christian, special mention to Jacob and Owen for coming 2nd and 3rd respectively.
We also today said goodbye to Miss O'Reilly who has been with us since October. Miss O'Reilly has been a fantastic addition to the class, her hard work, good humour and tea making skills will be missed by the children, myself and Mrs Sanghera and Mrs Bound. Miss O'Reilly will now be moving to Mrs Newbold's class to continue her PGCE, our loss is 1A's gain. We all know that Miss O'Reilly will be a fantastic teacher and we wish her the best of luck.
It has been lovely to catch-up so many parents via Teams and on the phone for parent's evening. It is always lovely to be able to talk about how well the children have been doing and also explain how I see the final term panning out. I hope you have fantastic Easter break and look forward to seeing you soon. My final song choice of the term is Sunchyme by Dario G, a late nineties classic.