This week in PE, we have learned three dance steps and we have worked in teams to create a routine that represents a London landmark. We were able to use our knowledge about gymnastics. We had to put all our moves together so that they would match the song. Also, we were very creative with our moves and we worked hard to make sure we were all synchronized.
At the end of the lesson, we performed with our teams for the class and they had to guess the landmark we chose to represent. It was so much fun and we were all not only great dancers, but also a good audience!
Performing was one of the hardest parts of the lesson, but we all felt so happy and proud of ourselves after we did it 🙂
This week we discussed the differences between rich and poor Tudors. We also looked closely at the features of Tudor houses, which are distinctly different from Victorian and modern day houses. We learnt that Tudor houses were made using Wattle and Daub – a way of making walls , in which a woven lattice of wooden strips called wattle is daubed with a sticky material usually made of some combination of wet soil, clay, sand, animal dung and straw. We had a go at making our own wattle and daub panels which we are hoping to paint and put together to make a model house once they have dried.
This is our last Sharing Assembly! I hope that you have enjoyed seeing what other children in the class have been doing since we had to leave school – I definitely have.
We only have a couple of things to share but they are good ones:
Erin Erin shared some of her memories from this year: My favourite memory is…. well actually I have two. My first one is when we made the soups and this one is kinda random but when we were reading flotsam for English and then we had to act it out in groups. Oh, actually i have one more, and when we went to WICK COURT FARMMM! I really liked that.
Samir Thank you for sharing your fantastic drawings! It has been great to see how hard you have been working on your sketching skills.
Even if you haven’t shared today, I hope you have been able to think of some good memories from year 5. Keep busy over the holidays! Read lots, try new things and play outside when you can. I that hope you all have a wonderful summer! 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞
These last few months have been difficult for you and your families. You will have missed being at school with your friends. You have also missed the chance to enjoy the most exciting months of Year 6 – , school journey, the end of year show, picnic in the park, SAT’s (only joking 😛 ) the boat cruise and countless other events which would traditionally mark and celebrate the end of your time at Holbeach. You will naturally have felt very disappointed to have lost out on the chance to enjoy all these events. We all share your sadness 🙁
How did you react? Your response in these unprecedented times has been remarkable. You rose to the challenges of virtual learning, continuing to work at home. You stayed home for weeks on end, putting the safety of others ahead of your own wishes and plans. You played your part in helping to protect people in our community. Your sacrifices saved lives. That is an achievement you can always be proud of. 🙂
While the last few months may have been difficult in many ways, I also hope that this time has allowed you to experience something very important about your school days. You have learned that your school is not just a building.
School is where we make friends, work together and discover our talents. School is where we recognise all that we have in common with each other while respecting all the things that make us unique. School is where we came together and we discovered, during these last four months, that we could still do that even when we were apart!
Although we weren’t able to gather to together in school for many, many weeks, we remained connected and united showing that there are things that no virus or lock down can ever take from you including the connection you share with your friends, your teachers and all the staff at Holbeach who have helped you on your way. Your connection to us will always remain. You will always be our Holbeach child. 🙂
In September, you will begin a new and exciting chapter of your lives. I hope that you will be able to look back on your years at Holbeach and smile. Today, as you are say goodbye to your primary school years, I want to wish each and every one of you a future filled with happiness and love. My heart is bursting with pride. I have loved being your teacher. Take care and remember to be kind.