We said an emotional goodbye to our lovely year six pupils on Thursday. It was fantastic to see them have an amazing night at our first ever Graduation Ball on Wednesday evening. They all looked so smart - so lovely to see them 'dressed to impress'.
It was a pleasure to deliver an award to each and every very deserving child in our final year 6 assembly on Thursday morning. They then took pleasure in soaking each other (and me!) in a water fight on Thursday afternoon before leaving to a guard of honour at the end of the day.
It has been a privilege to teach this fantastic group of children who have managed to achieve so much in the last two very peculiar years of primary school. I wish them all the very best of luck in secondary school and beyond and look forward to hearing about all their accomplishments in the future. Thank you for being supportive parents and carers and I hope you are able to have a break of some sort over the summer.
Can you believe that your child has nearly reached the end of their time at primary school? I bet it seems like only yesterday that you were bringing them for their first day! Don't get me started though....I'm feeling a bit emotional!!
We have had a great week - hopefully the outdoor and adventurous activities we have done in forest school and down at the river today will provide lasting memories for them and make up in a little way for not having a residential this year. We have had great fun this week as well as learning a bit more about our local area, investigating habitats and using great problem solving and practical skills.
Next week, we will be recording our leaving messages and these will be posted on dojo throughout the week. We will be saying goodbye to Mrs Mathews on Wednesday and of course having our graduation ball on Wednesday evening. We are really looking forward to this and I can't wait to see them all turning up dressed to impress!!
On Thursday morning at 9.30, we will have our awards assembly which will be on Google Meet. I will send you a link for this nearer the time. I recommend you use your child's @ntcps.co.uk Gmail account so there is no problem getting in to the meeting. Remember to 'pin' the school window so you can see us as the main screen.
I hope you have a fantastic weekend!
The weather today just about held out and happily the Sports Day races went ahead as planned. The children were all good sports and competed enthusiastically and fairly cheering their team mates on. We will find out the results of this, combined with the results from the sports day activities they did in PE last week with Mr Stronge, on Monday in a special assembly.
This week we have completed our DT projects (nearly) of model playgrounds with lots of thanks to Miss Ruby for preparing and resourcing this project which the children really excelled in and really enjoyed. We have been swimming once again, explored nets of 3d shapes in maths, begun drawing and researching for an information page about real, extinct and mythical animals and today set up an investigation into mouldy bread!! WE did not have our RSE lesson today because of sports day so will have our final lesson which is about adult relationships and making babies on Monday.
Next week, I have some fun activities planned for them. On Wednesday, with the help of Miss Prince our Forest Schools expert we will be having a whole day of outdoor activities which will include den building, ropes and fire building - I think there may be a few marshmallows to toast. Children should wear old clothes and possibly wet weather gear if it's wet including wellies. They will almost definitely get dirty! Then on Friday, afternoon, weather permitting we will be taking a walk down to the river to explore the local area and do a bit of habitat exploration in the shallow water. again old clothes and wellies a must!
Have a great weekend everyone, whatever you are doing. I know what I'll be doing on Sunday - I hope many of Sycamore Class's predictions are wrong - we made it to the final - a historic achievement and, as I told the children today, you have to believe you can win if you are going to succeed. I still believe... 😁🙏
The children in Sycamore class have been working hard on end of year assessments this week. Considering the amount of time they have spent out of school and the lack of practice for doing tests such as these, they did very well. I will use their scores to inform my teacher assessments on the reports which will be sent out at the end of term. They applied themselves really well and have worked very hard this week.
As well as that, the children have: been singing, used variables in football themed coding games(It's coming home), made models of microbes in science, learnt some French verbs, competed for house points in sports events and this afternoon, have learnt about positive relationships in RSE. I don't know how we fit it all in!!
As you know, the taster days at Okehampton college have been cancelled due to ongoing Covid restrictions - I hope you were able to attend the virtual meeting on Thursday evening. There will be online assemblies on the taster days which we will hold in class, the first being on Wednesday next week. Children might want to think about questions they would like to ask the Year 7 children who will be part of the assembly.
This week, we have also been practising a leavers' song as well as a song to say farewell to Mrs Mathews. Sadly we will not be able to invite parents to leavers' assembly but we will record the bits we would have performed live. The plan is to livestream the awards part of the assembly. This will be on the last day of term - time to be confirmed.
Today, during assembly, Miss Penny announced that for the first time in the history of North Tawton Primary school, we will be holding a Graduation Ball. This will happen on Wednesday 21st July from 6pm to 8pm in the school hall. The children have today come home with their invitations. This event is for our Year Sixes only and will be an exciting and memorable occasion.
Have a lovely weekend.
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