Back in September 2012 this motley bunch (and three others) joined Year 1 in Hargreaves class. Over the year they have moved from group to group - Mr Happy, Mr Tickle, Mr Strong, Mr Rush and Mr Bump. They have worked with all sorts of learning partner pairings, have had reading buddies from Year 5 and coped well with several changes of LSAs
We have investigated and learnt about the Great Fire of London, met Samuel Pepys (well not the real one), watched some dinosaur eggs hatch, visited the Library, the seaside and the NHM in London, read lots of books, used apps on the ipad, grew all sorts of things, sung and danced - a lot, have entered Ware in Bloom, and danced on stage at Chauncy. The children paddled in the sea, made bread, learnt they could walk further than they thought (Chauncy and back) and held a tea party to raise money for The Gambia.
They have played in the snow, the rain, the wind and the sun. They have got wet, muddy, paint splattered, and have been sent to wash their hands and faces more times than they care to remember. They are all experts in circus skills and were confident performers on stage during assemblies and the Christmas production. They have eaten many obscure sandwich fillings and have played at being lighthouse keepers.
We all learnt together to adapt to having Amy's wheelchair and then walking frame in the classroom and I was proud of Amy for coping with these new demands and with the rest of the class for their unfailing helpfulness. I did think the novelty would wear off after a few weeks, but no, they carried on cheerfully helping Amy right to the last minute of term (whether she wanted it or not!).
|Thank you I loved this banner and was stunned |
to arrive on the last day and find it up.
Many thanks for all the lovely gifts you gave to me during the last week and the many cards filled with such lovely messages and thoughts. I have really enjoyed teaching Hargreaves this year and thank you for all your support along the way. I will miss them and will be watching closely to see what they achieve next year. I know Miss Stickley and Miss Ball want to say the same.