Category: Kitwell Year 6 News

On behalf of all the children we would like to say a big thank you for all the lovely comments and advice that you, the readers, have given.  The children will continue to post right the way through to Christmas so please keep reading.  After our fear poems, children have been given the choice of writing either ‘a sickly sweet’ Christmas tale, or a ‘horrific Christmas nightmare’.  Being one of the most miserable teachers on the planet, I’m pleased that most children have chosen to prepare for the latter…so stay alert!  Thank you to all the readers from abroad also, it’s great collecting all the countries, a bit like playing Risk- if you know anyone in other countries please ask them to have a look too.  Begrudgingly from Ebeneezer O’Neill, class teacher- Merry Christmas!

After a hectic half term we have an even more hectic run up to Christmas.  Here are a few dates for your diary.  Hopefully by writing them down I won’t forget either.

Thursday 7th November- Service at St Peter’s and St Michael’s churches- Remembrance.

Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th- Parent’s evening.

Thursday 14th November- Trip to Slimbridge Wetlands Park.  Return at around six, but check tweets for updates.  Tweets-it’s a bird sanctuary- I’ve just made myself laugh…

Tuesday 26th- Library visit.

ALSO- this half term, around mid December, we will confirm dates for the Year 6 Inspire workshop.

We are considering either Wednesday 27th or Thursday 28th Nov for our Year 6 SATs meeting.  Please let me know if you have any preference.  Hope these dates help….now to find one of my class, train them in the art of blogging and get them to pretend to be me…..

Our Year 6 children are finding out about how the rhinos are being treated badly in South Africa. They’ve found out that it’s very possible that rhinos could become extinct in the next fifty years.

They’re going to send letters to South African President Zuma to try and persuade him that something needs to be done about this terrible situation.

This is one of the websites which they’ve been using to research how rhinos are being treated:-

http://e360.yale.edu/feature/the_dirty_war_against_africas_remaining_rhinos/2595/

Here’s a link to episode 6 of David Attenborough’s ‘Africa’ series, watch the last five minutes, you may need a handkerchief.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01qmbqn/Africa_The_Future/

Year 6 recently had chance to speak to one of the producers of David Attenborough’s ‘Africa’ series. Here’s a photo of our Year 6 children listening intently to African tales both exciting and moving.

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