Since returning to school, 6N have done a lot of work on understanding mental health and it’s importance in everyday life. We’ve had many discussions, completed several tasks and created some outstanding art work to go along with it.
Last Friday, we celebrated World Mental Health Day at Torridon. The children took this opportunity to complete numerous tasks of which I have shared a few in this post.
Please encourage your children to find a good balance between work and play while at home as well as giving them the opportunity to talk to you about all they experience. They have shown great growth in their short time in year 6.
One of the strangest things about ending school this year is not being able to wish you all a wonderful Summer holiday, in person.
From us teachers, we want to end the school year by saying how proud we are of each and every one of you: how you have adapted to learning at home; the dedication you have shown towards continuing with your learning; the positivity you have maintained throughout. It has been outstanding, and you should all feel extremely proud of yourselves.
School closes today, and so will our class blogs. Over the summer, we want you to keep reading regularly and complete any tasks that your new Year 6 teachers have set you.
We hope you have a fantastic summer holiday, and we look forward to seeing you again in the Autumn Term.
Can you believe that the summer holiday is just days away?
Well done to those of you who have sent in amazing pieces of learning, and contributed posts and comments on the blog this week. To finish up this Friday, I’ve attached a word search and a crossword to complete.
The school year is drawing closer to a close and many of you are keen to meet your new teachers. So, today I want to encourage you to write a letter to your teacher to be. (That’s me!) 😉
I would love to know what your aspirations are for the next year. Why not take some time to share your hopes with me?
Writing a good letter might seem hard, but it’s easy once you get started. I suggest the following steps:
Write your name and the date in the upper right corner. The date will tell your teacher when you wrote the letter, and your first and last name will help them remember you if they choose to cherish your letter for years to come.
Start your letter with “Dear” followed by your teacher’s name and a comma. If you don’t know who they are, ask an adult at home. An email has been sent to them to let you know. Skip a line and get ready to write the main body of your letter.
Start with 1 to 2 sentences telling your teacher what the letter is about. For example, ‘I’m writing this letter to let you know how excited I am to meet you in person. This year was cut short so suddenly, but you will be there next year.’
Now, give your teacher a few examples of what you are hoping for this Autumn Term. Consider what you hope to achieve in Year 6. To make your letter more personal, tell them how their teaching can help you improve something that you wish to develop confidence in. Also, let them know what you enjoy and what you’re exceptional at.
Finish the body of your letter by reminding them how excited you are to meet them. Then close and sign off your letter with ‘Yours faithfully,’ followed by your name.
Remember to use your best handwriting, as you want to leave a great, first impression. You can share your letters with me on the class blog. I will be able to read them here. We teachers always appreciate letters from our students letting us know their thoughts.
Moving up into Year 6 can be nerve-wracking, and you might be feeling a range of emotions: excitement, worry, happiness, wonder…
If you are feeling any of the emotions above, that’s totally normal. It’s important to remind yourself that every new experience is a learning opportunity, and how we feel is a necessary part of it.
That’s why for this week’s theme of transition, you can help make a whole school music video for the song ‘Three Little Birds’ by Bob Marley.
Click the link below to listen to the song.
What favourite song makes you feel positive, and why?
Did you know that you can be a part of our whole school song, even from home? Ask an adult for permission to film yourself dancing, singing, acting, or playing an instrument to the song! The whole family can take part! All of your contributions will be mixed into one whole school montage to be sent home for you to enjoy.
Visit the Torridon Creative Arts Blog to find instructions for how to take part and a copy of the music score if you wish to play an instrument.