We are excited to announce that we have a virtual ‘shirt-signing’
link on the school website. Each pupil will be able to log in and leave
messages for the other Y6 children which will then be downloaded and handed out
during the Y6 Leavers’ Ceremony.
Your child should follow the steps below and write a nice message
for each of the other Y6 children and in return they should receive around 57
back which they can keep forever. Teachers will moderate and approve comments
to ensure that they are kind and appropriate but please supervise your child as
they write their messages.
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a socially distant Year 6 Leavers’ Ceremony on Thursday 16th July at 10am in the school playground.
Year 6 pupils can attend the event with two members from their household and should arrive between 9.15am and 9.45am through the Junior Gate. On entering the gates, families will need to queue before being shown to their seats by a member of staff. The ceremony will begin at 10am.
After the ceremony (approximately 10.45am), parents will leave and Y6 pupils will remain for pizza (provided by the school) and shirt signing (pupils should bring a white shirt, school will provide a pen for each child).
Parents must collect their child from the Junior Gate at 12.30pm or give permission via email for their child to walk home alone. Pupils can bring a water bottle and a white shirt and should be wearing full school uniform.
A member of staff will be in touch next week to confirm your attendance (alternatively please reply to this email). This event is dependent on good weather but we will inform you of any changes in advance.
Please find below some answers to any questions you may have.
We hope that you will be able to join us and we look forward to seeing you!
The TB Team
Questions you may have:
What should the children wear? Full uniform please.
What should the children bring? A water bottle and a plain white t-shirt/shirt for signing. School will provide each child with a pen for shirt signing.
What time does it start? The junior gates will open at 9.15am and close before the event starts at 10am.
Can I sit anywhere? No, there will be allocated seating and families will be shown to their seats by a member of staff. Please do not move chairs as they will be set out according to social distancing guidelines.
Can parents stay for pizza? No, parents must leave their children on the playground with school staff after the ceremony and collect them at 12.30pm.
What time should I collect my child? Children must be collected by 12.30pm. If you would like your child to walk home alone then you must email us to provide permission.
Can I bring more than 2 guests? Each child can bring 2 guests only. This is because of available space and the number of chairs we have. Please do not bring more people as we cannot accommodate them.
Will there be toilets available? Year 6 pupils will be able to use the toilets however must ask an adult first so that we can direct them to the correct one. We cannot allow parents inside the building so toilets will not be in use for parents and carers.
Is it compulsory? It is entirely up to families to decide whether to attend however we strongly recommend that every Y6 child attends. We would love to see all of the children before they move to secondary school and believe that it is good for them to say goodbye to each other and their teachers.
What social distancing measures will be put into place? We will ensure that seats are laid out in a way that adheres to social distancing guidelines with chairs in family bubbles. There will be a seating plan and families will queue in the playground before being taken to their seats by a member of staff. For shirt signing, we will lay the t-shirts out and invite children 1 by 1 to come up and sign the shirts with their own pen (provided by us).
Is it safe to come? We have done our very best to minimise the risk to families and children but there will always be a small chance of the virus spreading. Families should follow guidance from staff when on site and maintain social distance from other families at all times.
This week, our P4C focus is resilience. Ruqsana Begum is the first Muslim Bangladeshi female boxer who has made a name for herself in this country however she had to battle many obstacles and make sacrifices along the way to follow her dreams and achieve success.
Is it ever okay to give up on your dreams because of someone else?
Our current theme is the Victorians and we have been looking at what life was like for people during this era. In this period, children were treated much like adults and their rights were not respected or even recognised as they are today. We would like to discuss:
Should children always share the same rights as adults?
We hope that you are all doing well with your families.
On Thursday the Year 6 teachers will be hosting a Year 6 zoom class meeting. From 3:00pm you will have the chance to ‘see’ your friends, speak to your class teachers and show off any work that you have completed at home. We do hope that you will be able to join us.
If you would like to attend then please e-mail email@example.com so that we can send you the Zoom meeting link. Zoom can be accessed by phone, tablet, laptop or desktop either by using a web browser or by downloading the app (you do not have to download the app). Before the meeting starts, you need to enter the meeting ID and the password which we will send to your via email only.
Please make sure that your parent or carer is with you for the Zoom meeting too. We look forward to seeing lots of you on Thursday!
We will be hosting an online virtual meeting for both classes tomorrow (Thursday 30th April) so that we can all say hello to each other.
To join the meeting, Y6 parents should email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a meeting link. This will be emailed to parents and the meeting can be accessed from a web browser on a phone, laptop, computer or tablet. Alternatively, you can download the Zoom app onto a device but this is not essential.
The Cezanne class meeting will be at 1-1.30pm
The Turpin class meeting will be at 2-2.30pm
We are very much looking forward to ‘seeing’ as many of you as possible to say hello!
Last Friday, the Year 6 pupils visited Adventure Island in Southend to celebrate their hard work and mark the end of their time at primary school.
The pupils had an amazing time and built upon the resilience and bravery they developed whilst at residential back in October. It was fantastic to see children encouraging each other and supporting one another to be brave and have a go!
Today, the Year 6 pupils visited the London Buddhist Centre on Roman Road to learn more about the Buddhist faith. On entering, pupils noted the calm and relaxing garden which featured a water fountain and the friendly atmosphere.
I learnt that Buddhists don’t worship Gods but instead worship people who are Enlightened. To be enlightened you must be the most positive version of yourself that you can be. Maliha
The meditation was really enjoyable because I was able to calm myself down and relax. The sounds of the bell were made the experience calming and surreal. Ibrahim
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