The best way to see Christmas is through the eyes of a child.

Secret Santa with a twist! That’s right, in Year 6 we decided to have a Secret Santa but the only gifts being exchanged would be acts of kindness! We each wrote a poem of kindness for our Secret Santa and exchanged these at the start of the week. Our poems brought much joy and happiness to our classmates. Such a lovely sight first thing on a Monday morning! Throughout the week, we have spread kindness wherever and whenever we could. Do you think we guessed our ‘Secret Santa’ correctly?

Cette semaine, nous avons écrit sur ce que nous aimons faire le week-end.

Qu’aimez-vous faire le week-end ?

On Monday and Wednesday, we were lucky enough to enjoy live link ups with our partner countries from our ‘Cinderella -Discovering our Roots’ Erasmus+ project. We listened as our partners in Greece, Croatia, Italy, Poland and Spain shared their Christmas traditions and sang Christmas songs. We had the opportunity to sing for our partners and we shared our Christmas traditions with them. We have also spent some time sharing our learning on Twinspace. The world doesn’t seem so big after all and we love learning with our friends across the miles.

We shared our version of ‘Do they know it’s Christmastime?’ with the whole school this week. Can you believe this song is already over thirty years old? It certainly has stood the test of time. We examined the clever lyrics in our Reading lesson. Ever wondered what the ‘clanging chimes of doom’ refer to? Have you stopped to wonder how a ‘ bitter sting of tears’ would feel? We have a feeling this song will still be played in another thirty years!

Speaking of all things Christmassy, it was time for us to show off our baking skills. We designed and made our very own traditional Christmas cakes. Extra cinnamon was a popular addition. The classroom smelled divine! We weighed, creamed and folded our ingredients with care. And just take a look at our beautiful decorations. Dame Mary Berry would be so proud, and rightly so!

‘I’m a Year 6! Get me out of here!’ cried no Year 6 ever! On Wednesday, ‘I’m a Celebrity’ came to our final Forest session of the term. There were team games and challenges a-plenty to collect stars. A bonus of ‘4 stars’ was up-for-grabs if we could eat dry roasted crickets. It’s safe to say we are fearless and have strong stomachs and it was stars all round! Fabulous forest fun, as always!

Oh no it isn’t! Oh yes it is! That’s right, it’s pantomime time! We clapped, booo-ed, cheered and danced in all the right places as we enjoyed a performance of Rapunzel at the theatre.

Huge congratulations to Willow Class as they won first place in the KS2 TTRockstars challenge this half term! Tremendous effort, Year 6! Well done!

Have a happy weekend. Stay safe and well.