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Monday 14 January 2019
In the Autumn Term, HB15 had been practising for an evacuee play. I was chosen for the main role as the teacher - Miss Garside. I was super excited, but very nervous and I couldn’t wait to start rehearsing. Every week, we practised all the scenes - I was in every scene. People who were afraid of speaking were VCPs (villagers, children, parents). They said about one line each. On the 19 December, we videoed it and we successfully completed all three scenes. We watched the first two scenes, but we didn’t finish watching the third scene as we needed to go to our next lesson. In the play, Mr Symes, the governor, evacuated me and my class and then left to inform others. I would do it all over again if I could. The billeting officer, Betty Borret (Emily) was very bossy. I love music and drama.
On the 18 December at 1.15pm, HB15 – my class- and HB16 left Loughton School and walked to the local Baptist Church to learn about the Christmas Story. When we sat down in the church, we first played a game where it was boys vs girls. Someone asked a question and the first team to bring the picture answer earned a point. The girls won. After that, we had some information given by the Nutty Professor about the true meaning of Christmas. Then, we made some mince pies and left them to cook while we played Christmas songs charades. It was funny when Mrs Ruggles had to try and do a charade for ‘Little Donkey’ and we were all primed to shout out all the wrong answers!!Later that afternoon, we completed quizzes and listened to a story about geese that explained God’s reason for coming to Earth as Jesus. It made the meaning very clear. Finally we left for school and went home with a leaflet and our mince pie. A great afternoon was had by all.
A Spelling Bee Competition is where you practise all your spellings throughout the whole term (240 of them!) and, at the end of the term, we have a test of 20 of the spellings. It is a competition between the classes in year 6. Here are some of the spellings: advise, knowledgeable, believably, twilight and re-energise. (Hopefully they’re spelt right). I was very proud of myself when I saw my score of 19 out of 20!! I was so happy. I actually couldn’t believe my eyes! Was I really seeing this? Plus, to add to it all, overall there is a Spelling Bee trophy for the class to get the highest average score – it was us – HB15!! I loved and really enjoyed the Spelling Bee. It was my most favourite Spelling Bee so far! I would do it again. Hopefully, I get a good score next time. I hope you enjoyed reading this.
Giving is better than receiving. This is the saying which the year 6 children decided to follow for Christmas. Rather than receiving individual gifts from their teachers for Christmas, the year 6 children agreed that the money normally spent on these gifts, should be used to give joy and hope to others less fortunate. As such each year 6 class chose gifts, from Oxfam, to help others more in need than themselves. HB13 chose to buy ‘Super Girl’ – help to empower girls, HB14 chose to buy honey bees, HB15 chose to help with supplying clean water and HB16 chose to contribute to education. It was a very generous gesture from the year 6 children and one that they fully supported.
Last half term, we asked our year six pupils to inspire us with their reading choices. They rose to the challenge and we were amazed by their enthusiasm for the books they had read and also their inspiration and creativity – you can see some of the results in the photos (click here to view them).
On Thursday 15 November 2018, as a part of our WW2 topic, Year 6 went on a journey to Bletchley Park (England’s main decryption and encryption centre) . We took part in lots of activities including Morse and Enigma code cracking, watching videos, taking part in a tour and visiting a mansion. It was an amazing day and we learnt a lot!
Read about the dance workshop that we took part in.
Each year, the children spend a number of P.E. lessons, in the first half of the Autumn term, training for cross-country. At the end of the half term, each year group then has an inter-class competition for their year group. Year 6 held theirs in the last week before half term. The boys and girls compete separately and each child receives a placing card as they come across the finishing line – first place receiving number one, second place receiving number two and so on. The class who has the lowest score, when all added together and an average taken, wins the inter- class competition. This year, the results were very close.
The children all ran fast and furious, giving it their all. The boys ran 2000m and the girls ran 1500m, so it is a distance! We were very proud of all their efforts, many achieving their all-time bests.