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Firstly, I would like to start with a huge thank you to the children for making this such an incredible year. They have shown themselves to be such a caring, interested and creative class and it's been a true pleasure to teach such a group of wonders- thank you! With this, I would also like to say a huge thank you to all the help and support we have had over the course of the year- Ms Irene, Ms Anelda, Ms Cristina, Ms Maria and Ms Dena have all played a role and I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your hard work and dedication.
As with every school year, we have had to say goodbye to some good friends- Alice, Aurora, Marceau, Felipe and Esme Jade- we will miss you all but we wish you well on your next big adventure! We also missed our friends Anan and Kyryll who left before the end of the school year, we hope to see you both back next school year. Alongside all the goodbyes, we were also fortunate to welcome Chihiro into our class for the last 2 weeks of term. It was lovely getting to know you, and again, we look forward to seeing you in September!
This term was all about myths, legends and fables through our IPC topic- The Stories People Tell. The children threw themselves into the topic and shared their knowledge and understanding of these ancient tales. Using the project as a springboard, the children dove into the mystical world of myths and legends. Using these amazing, epic tales as inspiration, they began to weave their own class story. To begin, they picked out the main themes: heros, monsters, gods and goddesses, royalty, magic, epic journeys, battles, triumph and loss, and looked into what elements make a great myth or legend. They then created a character for our story, deciding if they were good or evil and then, using ideas from the stories we read- magnificent cities, turbulent seas, safe harbours, Greek triremes, the deep, dark underworld, resplendent palaces and impenetrable fortresses -they began to explore and create the settings and wove into their story writing as their epic tale developed. Together they wrote and illustrated a beautiful book- of which they all took a copy home and they made a film which they were able to share with their parents and many children in school during an outdoor screening of the show!
Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhOvKUNq-2A
The year ended with a bang- the children went on a trip to the Blaarmeersen for a sports day, they made tie dye t-shirts, had pizza and watched a movie and finally participated in our whole school Wacky Olympics. A great celebration to end a busy and creative school year. With this I wish you all a lovely summer holiday. May it be filled with adventure, friends, family and love.