A day to remember – Goodbye Year 6!

Yangtze Class, including our Year 6 leavers, had a lovely day on Friday as we completed a four mile walk around the village. The sun shone down on us both literally and metaphorically as we tramped our way through the fields to the north of the village, smiles spread across our faces. Mr Brown kindly agreed to let us walk along his tracks, but for the rest we stuck to the footpaths and lanes. We would like to thank Mrs Taylor and Mrs Adams for coming with us – it really was a lovely walk. 

As tradition dictates, at the end of the day, the Leavers challenged the staff to a game of rounders: Staff Vs Year 6. Little did they know, we were on a six-year winning streak and had no intention of losing our crown to them. A fiercely competitive game ensued with some incredible sporting moments on both teams. Impressive rounders were struck, amazing catches were caught, and a great many succumbed to some slick fielding on both sides. Despite the children pulling into an impressive lead, by the end of the match, order was restored and the staff were crowned the victors! 

The fun didn’t stop there though. Whilst we had been playing, Mr Schwier and Mr Seaman had got the barbeque going and Mrs Weedon had prepared everything for an evening feast of sausages and burgers (thank you Mrs Tooley), and then the real business of the day began: the water fight.  

Needless to say, we all got wet. And not just a little bit wet, either. Very wet. But just you wait. One day, when you’re in Year 6, it will be your turn! 

In a galaxy far, far away…… Star Warts!

The Key Stage 2 Summer Production was back with an explosion of song, dancing and some very dubious jokes called: Star Warts – The Umpire Strikes Back! The play told the story of a group of intrepid, albeit slightly hapless, space travellers; Luke Warmwater, Princess Nebula, Zak Solo, Toby Wonky Nosebleed, Daft Ada and the droids Qwerty and RU12, and their battles against the evil Umpire and his side-kick Spocky McSpock. Needless to say, it featured a cast of every TV sci-fi hero or villain from the last fifty years expertly played by the children of Yangtze Class.  

As a result of the Covid bubbles, the play didn’t include the whole of KS2 this year, just the children in Yangtze Class. But they rose to the challenge admirably, taking on individual solos, learning pages of lines and – in more than one case – taking on extra roles so we could cover the cast list. In fact, the children were responsible for putting on all aspects of this play: each dance was expertly choreographed by Annie Rose, Ruby, Ivy, Imogen, Saffron, Ella and Lily who then went on to teach each dance to the rest of the class; the scenery and props were created as part of our art lessons; and even the publicity materials were created by the class.  

We are extremely grateful to Mrs Foster for playing the piano with us once again. She makes such a huge contribution of her time and efforts to help us learn, practise and perfect the songs and we really couldn’t do it without her. Thank you also to our parents for the wonderful costumes and for laughing along with our jokes.  

Well done Yangtze Class,  you were out-of-this-world!

Our school has been transformed!

A series of wonderful, new, rainforest-themed displays produced by children from across the school now decorates our atrium. Playful ring-tailed lemurs, prowling jaguars, mischievous monkeys, squawking cockatoos, cuddly orang-utans, inquisitive ant-eaters and brightly coloured macaws now peer out at us with alert, friendly eyes as we walk past.  

The displays were produced by every child in the school from Nursery through to Year 6 supported by their teachers and workers from Art Solutions. We had a wonderful two days learning new techniques to add texture and colour to our creations. And of course, once it was all over each day, we had the exquisite pleasure of peeling strips of dried PVA glue from our fingers!  

Do look out for them the next time you are in school. We’d love to hear what you think! 

21st – 22nd  June 2021