Kestrel - YEAR 6
Welcome to Kestrel 2020 - 2021: it's going to be a fantastic year!
Meet the Team!
In the Victorian times, silhouette portrait pictures cut from thin black card became a cheap and novelty way of sharing a picture of yourself with others. Y6 has taken the Victorian silhouette into the modern age. First, the children took a profile photo of themselves using the iPads. Then we cut out our portraits using white paper. Next, Y6 filled the silhouette with all sorts of drawings, cartoons, symbols and words about themselves. Finally, they mounted our portraits on black paper. We think they look great and they show off what interesting and creative children we have!
The Art of Being Brilliant
Last Monday, Will Hussey came to do an session with all the Year 6s about how to be brilliant and positive. We learnt that it is our mindset that enables us to see things in different perspectives. We learnt the importance of being positive in life and how that impacts on us and the people around us. We all learnt lots and took away something we can work on from the session.
Are you a brilliant 2%er or a Mood Hover?
Welcome to Year 6 - it's going to be a great year!
As a Year 6 Team, we can't wait to get to know each of you and we are ready to get stuck in and make the most of our time together. Although we've had to make a few changes, we can still learn and we can still have fun!
So let's make this the best Y6 ever!
Thank you to all the parents and carers who took the time to be interviewed about what gives them hope. Many of the answers referred to the hope that our children, the next generation, gives us. Find below a selection of written replies and a collage of the artwork that was submitted. I let the children share their work with the class and found it very inspiring!
I asked my mum what gives her hope and she said that me and my brother give her hope because we make her laugh.
My mum said she finds hope in the weather – for example cold, fresh mornings which make you feel positive and then you can carry on with the things you are doing. She also find hope in the greenery growing back from the Wareham fire. Also, my mum says she finds hope in myself and my sisters as we do nice things and do the right things. It gives her hope to bring us up well.
My dad says that I give him hope because I am nice and there are other nice people on earth.
My mum says that every day is a new day and with that a new opportunity to improve on the last – to build on relationships, meet new people and enjoy what we have together.
I asked my mum what gives her hope and she replied: “When I experience or witness a kind gesture. The Springtime – seeing the flowers of Spring – I think they represent new life and a new beginning. Watching my children grow up and realising their full potential. They have their lives ahead of them – full of possibilities.”
My mum says that she gets hope from the next generation as things always improve as things move on. My grandma says that the idea of a vaccine for Coviid-19 gives her hope.
These things give my mum hope: smiling people, God, the sun rise, peace, small acts of kindness, time with family and friends, my daughter’s handwriting and kindness, nature, music and laughter. She says that when she sees her children growing up and being loving it fills her with happiness and hope that they will change the world for the better.
HOPE: The sense that things could change and get better and the sense that although things may not turn out the way we want them to - we will find a way to cope. Y6 have been reading stories and poems about this theme and then exploring ways that they find hope in nature, themselves and other people. We have created our own Tree of Hopes - have a look, enjoy and feel hopeful!