Well we have done it. We have reached the end of what has been a very strange academic year. There have been some highs and some lows and lots and lots of laughs. What has been a constant throughout all of this year has been the laughs that I have had with the children. Their sense of humour and fun-loving nature has kept me sane at times. It has definitely been one of the more challenging years that we have all had but we have done it and I am hopeful that normality will return in September.
At the end of last week we took the year 6 children to Aztec Adventures. It was a brilliant day and having all of the year 6 children together for the first time in nearly 18 months was a real treat. The happy smiling faces on show as the children climbed, canoed and swam was so great to see and having the perfect weather topped it all off. I know that back at school the year 5 children had a fantastic day of art with Mrs Sanghera and Mrs Rabidas.
This week we have definitely been off timetable and have managed to fit a lot in. On Monday we took the children to St Paul's for the year 6 leaver's service. Again something that made life feel a little more normal again. I was also very grateful for the cool temperature in the church before re-emerging into the inferno of Leamington Spa. In the afternoon the children were put to work tidying their trays and collecting their books to take home (apologies for the potential storage headache). Tuesday was a fantastic day with the year 6 children on the field playing a range of sports and then having a huge water fight. Like on Friday at Aztec Adventures seeing the children so happy really made my day. The year 5 children also tested out their engineering skills designing towers out of k-nex and then joining the year 6 children on the field in the afternoon. Today we have got the year 6 production of Super Stan being filmed in the morning and the year 5 children having the pleasure of my company. This afternoon we will be doing the classic activity of a film and some treats.
The final song of the year is by Arcade Fire. It is one of my favourite ever songs, a real emotionally uplifting song which I first heard when Portsmouth won the FA Cup in 2008. A glorious day for all.
The last thing for me to say is to say thank you to all of the children and parents for this year. Your support this year has been really appreciated and I look forward to seeing the year 5 children in the new academic year. Year 6 best of luck in secondary school, you will be amazing.