Friday, 11 March 2016

Week beginning 07/03/16

Another busy week! It was lovely to see all the parents of Year 5 on Monday and Tuesday evening. Parents’ evening is always a great opportunity for us as teachers to praise and congratulate. It was lovely to be able to tell you how lovely your children are…although we know you know that already! It is a pleasure to teach them. The class as a whole are always keen to learn and ready to get involved. They are enthusiastic and friendly and we often laugh while we learn!
 You can see some photos of the class enjoying their learning in English this week when they wrote scripts for a 30 second television advert aimed at persuading viewers to visit the museum of fun. They will perform next week in class.
On Wednesday evening half the class sang at the Spring Festival at Harpenden Public Hall. They looked so smart in their ties and white shirts standing amongst all the other pupils from the other twelve schools. They sounded beautiful and looked very confident. They managed to learn 9 songs (some with actions) with only three or four practices! They really enjoyed the evening, as you can see from the photos!
A lot of preparation went into the Year 5 class Mass which was celebrated today by Fr Michael. It was lovely to see so many parents there. All the children contributed to the Mass in some way and Fr. Michael even asked for four volunteers during the Homily to help him make a very good point about promises! There are some lovely photos of the children taken in the prayer garden which we put into a power-point that was shown at the end of the Mass. Each pupil had a speech bubble next to their face quoting what they said about their Lenten promises. Here are some of the very admirable comments; ‘I gave up chocolate to think about other people not so lucky as me’, ‘My Lenten promise helps me to remember Jesus in the desert and what He did for us all’ and ‘Lent helps me get closer to God’. This last one made people chuckle a bit: ‘I promised to give up chocolate but the next day I accidently ate a snickers bar. It lasted 24 hours. Oh dear!’ It’s never too late to start again!
Next week most of the class will be doing their cycle training. We have split the class into two groups so we will teach Group A in the morning while Group B will have their training and then swap in the afternoon.
We are looking forward to seeing some amazing Mayan projects in a couple of weeks…they are due on Thursday 24th March.

Have a good weekend…hopefully the sun will shine!

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