What a busy week! The children have not stopped and have worked hard to adjust back into school life and behaviours following a two-week hiatus from the classroom…

We hope the children really prospered from their week at Fairthorne and it is without doubt that the adults witnessed every child grow within that time – it was a pleasure to be with them outside of the school environment and they really did show their own qualities and personalities.

Weaving the experience of Fairthorne into the school curriculum has meant that children have drawn upon their own experiences and conclusions of activities they enjoyed the most. This will culminate next week when they pen a report to Year 5 parents about the value the trip represents and the benefits to the real world for the children.

Year 6 were very grateful to have been asked to create a collection of poems relating to Remembrance Day and World War One. The chosen children drilled in on the real life experiences of Harry Patch, who served at Passchendaele, in the Third Battle of Ypres. They were able to connect emotively to what he was saying and from this, the children portrayed the horrors of war through the form of a poem. The remaining Year 6 pupils created numerous poppies for display in the Prayer Garden and for the Co-operative Funeral Parlour in Cowplain, which is where children will go next week to read and distribute their poems to the public.

In other work, Year 6 have made a start on their Homelessness Project, which will culminate in them fundraising for the Two Saints Charity by collectively walking or jogging, as a Year Group, one thousand kilometres in one morning! More to follow on this soon…

The Year 6 Team




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