October is Black History Month. Please talk to your children about Mr Anderson’s assembly today. Brian Kerr led the assembly. He is a former professional table tennis player who is currently involved with a charity, Bounce Alzheimer’s Therapy (BAT), as a coach. This charity uses table tennis to help the memory of those who suffer from the Alzheimer’s. Brian inspired all our children and staff today. He ended his assembly with a poem he wrote:
Heroes are exceptional individuals
Unique special and significant
Created to care cherish comfort protect
Provide for their families and loved ones
They aspire to do the very best
And be the very best to be exceptional
Going the extra mile with every conceivable opportunity
They give everything of themselves
Yet desires or seeks no form of glory or reward in return
Does such a hero exist in our modern society?
Where would you find such an individual?
Yes, such a hero did exist
He was my dad
He was most loving noble gentle supportive kind
Courageous courteous and passionate
He set the standards, became an example
And made a difference
I will walk proudly and stand tall
I will remain victorious
Treading in the footsteps
Embracing the memories he left behind
Dad you will not be forgotten but forever will be remembered
Your memories will live on triumphantly
The world knew little of such a hero
But will be told
We will sing songs of victory
And every day will be joyous and glorious
As we remember you each day
So sleep on my hero sleep and take your rest
Your story will forever be told
We will embraced it and remembered that a great hero
Once dwell among us
Written By: Brian Kerr
28th July 2016
Year 6 at Tolmers
Year 6 have come to the end of their residential trip to Tolmers Camp. They had a fun- packed week full of problem solving challenges and team- building activities. The staff at the site commended our children for their good behaviour and also for their positive attitudes and good spirits. They showed determination and resilience. Some children faced their fears whilst abseiling and all had an amazing time. We are extremely proud of them.
I would like to take his opportunity to firstly thank my great team of teachers who accompanied the children and secondly thank all the staff who popped in every evening to play games and have fun with children.
The Year 6 children who did not go to camp had an equally exciting week. The week commenced with Mr Statham’s Challenge. Here the children were asked to design superheroes that represented our values. They simultaneously created comics.
Then Mrs Goumal filled the air with even more creativity and supported the children to create ‘animals in the walls’. Have a look at their creations. This art accompanies a book Year 6 has been studying called The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman. The children used Papier-mâché and then painted their magnificent creations.
Mrs Colocassis has been busy estimating and measuring with Year 4. Maths was alive in our school this week, even in the corridors.
Creative maths was extended into Reception too. Super counting on and back to 10 and also to 20!