07 Oct From the Headteacher…
Friday 7th October 2016
No 321, Friday 7th October 2016
Dear Parents and Carers,
What a fab and busy week the children have had this week.
Matt Wall from St Mary’s Church led an assembly for all the children on Harvest and the importance of celebrating seasonal change. Thank you for your harvest donations. Please continue to bring them in.
The children embraced No Pens Day Wednesday and the children showed me their stories they had created on iPads. We also thoroughly enjoyed National Poetry Day on Thursday. The Year 6 children wrote fantastic poems called ‘The Air Raid’. I have asked the children to publish them into a book to go into the library for other children to read.
Here are two of the poems:
The Air Raid
by Lola Kennedy – Year 6 Ruby
As soon as the sirens begin to wail
I always think that we will fail
Damp, dark shelters, my worst fears
People crying, flowing tears
As soon as a bomb drops panic spreads
Anybody could be dead
Anxious faces a worried sight
In the prison all through the night
Destruction, devastation has been caused
Houses crushed to the floor
No hope, no home, nowhere to go
Unhappy faces full of sorrow
By Maddie Hodge – Year 6 Ruby
Over the gales, a siren wails
People scream, it’s a terrible dream
Cramped into shelters, eight into one
It’s a deathly squeeze but it has to be done
Close the door tight, there isn’t much light
Then come the bombs, a storm of fear and panic
In the tube station, wide and manic
Cries from children, dogs and cats
Worried faces hidden by hats
The planes are above; not quiet like a dove
But a whirring, swirling ear-ache of noise
Even shaking children’s toys
Suddenly they stop and doors creak open
All that’s left is a world – still and broken
Underneath the swollen bruise of sky
Who can tell what is nigh…
The School Council are currently working on having a good manners day. This is obviously something we encourage all the time but they would like to have a day to celebrate it. They will do all the organising and we look forward to hearing all about it.
On Monday Year 6 Chilli had a fantastic day drumming at the Bang the Drum event at the Copperbox Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Park. They were there with 1,700 school children. They were attempting to break the Guinness world record for the world’s largest drumming lesson and were successful!
The website is now live. Jason has worked exceptionally hard on creating it. Please take a look. We are still tweaking it. I hope it is useful and faster than before. www.bettylayward.hackney.sch.uk
Have a fantastic weekend.