It is so lovely to get lost in a good book and that is exactly what we have done this half term. As we approach the end of Skellig, we are looking back at the vast amount of work we have completed around this book. Discussion texts, poetry and setting descriptions have all been completed and I am excited for you all to read them on Thursday at parents’s day. Thank you to all of the parent’s who have made an appointment or who have contacted me. If you are still to make an appointment, please book on using parent pay.
Thinking about this week, I cannot believe just how much learning we have got through. It really has been jam packed! The pace of a Year 6 classroom is so fast-paced but so very exciting, our heads are bursting with learning and excitement.
There are so many moments I have in my job where I can sit back and just beam with pride and happiness. This morning was one of those moments. 160 pupils from our catholic cluster of schools all celebrated mass this morning with a common mission of being the light of Christ in the world.
This week we have finally fully got going with our learning. After two weeks of leadership applications, house captain speeches and class councillor speeches, we have a full week of uninterrupted learning - it has been a delight.
After two weeks of application writing, house captain speeches and class council speeches, we have arrived at the point where all children know their positions of responsibility. Yet again, the children spoke with such passion and sincerity in the hall when they addressed their houses in a bid for their votes. We could not be more proud of all of the children who gave it a go and faced their fears. We discussed what we had all learnt by the process and I think the children were shocked at just how brave they all were! Positions have now been filled and clubs and leadership responsibilities will be starting on Monday. I cannot wait to see how the children get on this year and what legacy they leave on our school community.
Why not go and experience a First Encounters Performance of this wonderful Shakespeare Play. A perfect introduction to Shakespeare for all ages. Tickets are £5 and available from the school office of Our Lady of the Assumption, Common Edge Road, Blackpool, FY4 5DF or can be reserved by phoning 01253 762833
To continue the leadership theme that Year 6 have started, on Friday, they celebrated mass with other Year 6 children from our deanery schools. This was a very special time when all the children were asked to consider the responsibility of being a disciple of Christ. Fr Peter reminded them that just as Christ is the light of the world, they too are called to be lights for others.