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Chiang Mai here we come!

Published Friday, January 20, 2012.
Last updated: Friday, January 20, 2012


Fishy Goings On

It is with great pleasure that I introduce the newest member of 6L - Bobby MacTwinkleToes!

After much debate and 3 rounds of blind voting, we finally agreed on a very cool name for our Library Fish.  As the name was initially suggested by Joanne, she had the please (or torture!) of catching Bobby in a net and transferring him to a bucket so that he could be released into the Library pond.  We're looking forward to seeing how he changes and grows each week.  Thank you to Mrs McDevitt and Mr White for giving us this opportunity.


Bobby getting to know the locals.


 3 way conferences

This week the students in 6L have enjoyed having the opportunity to share their learning with their families during 3 way conferences.  I have been incredibly proud of the mature and thoughtful way they have prepared for and led these sessions.  I'm sure the parents were just as impressed as I was - well done everyone!


Despite all the exciting things happening this week - Bobby, conferences, Chinese New Year - nothing has been able to distract us from our residential!!  We have been learning campfire songs (which turned out to be strangely violent!), practised games we could teach the hill tribe children and prepared a performance of Old Macdonald to amuse the kids and hopefully encourage them to join in.

We have also been preparing for our visit by researching the six major hill tribes of Thailand.  We have enjoyed learning about the Karen, Hmong, Yao, Akha , Lisu and Lahu and am looking forward to discovering new and interesting things about them next week.


We’ve had three assemblies this week which have all had a very different theme.  The first was led by Dr. Amanda Heddle who spoke to us about Ethology (the scientific study of animal behaviour) as we shall be study elephants as part of our Chiang Mai residential.  The second was an anti-bullying assembly, an important message that the students respectfully listened too.  Lastly, we celebrated Chinese New Year with a primary school assembly in the sports hall.  I learnt many new things from the assembly and I was incredibly impressed by the dancing both from our students and the dragon dancers.



(Thanks to Mr T for the photos) 

Junior Librarian
We are creating the post of Junior Librarian to allow Y6 pupils to help organise new books, set up Library displays and help KS1 classes when they visit the Library.  Applicant will have to be confident at using the library catalouging system and be able to conduct themselves in a professional manner - quiet, focussed and cooperative.
If you think this could be you, please write a letter of application stating why you feel you would be good for the job, evidence that you have the relevant skills and any previous experience or qualifications.
Application letters must be submitted to Ms Sal or Mrs McDevitt no later than 12:00 pm on Monday 30th January 2012.
Good Luck.
Home Learning
As we will be on residential next week, there will be no Literacy home learning this week.  Maths tasks will be set, however they will not be due in until 1st February so that pupils will have sufficient time to complete it. 
My set's maths Home Learning has been set on MyMaths - enjoy.

Comment By Bob 3 

Swim fishy swiiiim. I luv the name BobbyMacTwinkleToe Welcome to the... nutty- Harry- Potter- wierd-6L.

Published on Friday, February 03, 2012