Year Six will be selling poppies in aid of the Royal British Legion's appeal in the lead up to our special Remembrance Day collective worship in school on November 10th. Each class will be bringing letters made from poppies to spell out the first two lines of John McCrae's famous poem "In Flanders fields".
Members of the class will also be assisting with sales at the Book Fair during lunchtime from Tuesday 7th November until Friday 10th November. Children with money to spend from Y3-6 can come along at 12.45p.m. and choose a book. The fair is open after school, in the link corridor, from Monday 6th November until Friday 10th November.
We have also been delighted to be helping as sports leaders each lunchtime with groups from our class supporting the fun being had by each class doing sports activities on the field, lead by a coach.
This half-term's value is reverence - this fits in perfectly with our work on Remembrance and Advent as we lead up to Christmas.
Once again, we are supporting the work of Operation Christmas Child which delivers boxes of Christmas happiness to children all over the world who otherwise would not have any gifts.
Year Six use the donations brought in by all of our children to make up boxes sent by our school with love to those who have so much less than us.
We have begun our visits to Sandalwood - each Friday a small group from the class takes the goodies we have baked for Design Technology to be tested by our customers (and of course friends) and enjoy a chat and some games. The visits are enjoyed by our children and the residents alike and have lead to a good relationship being built up over many years. We look forward to residents joining us for our mince pie morning when the class will sing a selection of Christmas songs and we hope that we can in turn visit and do some carol singing at Sandalwood.
TRIP TO SEE JOSEPH
We really enjoyed our trip to see 'Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat' at the Liverpool Empire last month. We followed this up by working with classes on the theme of respect in the story and had a great time decorating biscuits, making "pop-up Josephs" and designing colourful coat bookmarks.
Year 6 pupils are allowed, if accompanied by a permission slip from parents, to bring a mobile phone if they travel to and from school without an adult. They, must of course, be switched off when they arrive and be placed in the box in the classroom until they leave.
The Ethos Group lead the school in celebrating our Harvest Festival in October. We looked at the African country of Chad, raising £408.03 for a sustainable project run by Tearfund. We also collected lots of tins and packets for a local foodbank. Thank you to everyone who brought in their collection boxes and food.
ST. LUKE'S DAY
We held our special St. Luke's Day service in school on October 18th. As our theme was respect, we thought about respect for the medical profession as St.Luke was a doctor. Rev. Amanda also shared thoughts about respect through one of the stories in the Acts of the Apostles, told by St.Luke.
WORK IN CLASS
After studying some World War I poetry, we are going to be reading "Kensuke's Kingdom", another novel by Michael Morpurgo.
We have just completed some artwork based on lighthouses and have made fantastic marionette animal puppets aided by the expertise of Coverdale Puppets who are booked to do a show for the whole school at Christmas.
TRIP TO WAGAMAMA AND MUSEUM
On November 14th we will be visiting Wagamama Restaurant in Liverpool One for some Japanese food tasting as part of our work on "Kensuke's Kingdom". Following this, we are going to the museum of Liverpool University to do activities based on animal adaptation.
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