Our Year 6 have now moved on from St Giles leaving us with many memories. It’s been a busy year and they have all contributed their thoughts about what they enjoyed in Year 6 with a few memories of their early days at St Giles School thrown in for good measure.
Our end of year festivities began when Mrs Brett came in to take a group photo of the Year 6 as part of their leavers’ present.
Following this we had the Leavers’ Presentation Evening. Class 4 performed A Midsummers Night Dream. After lots of hard work in rehearsals it was alright on the night.
After the performance our Chair of Governors, John Higgs, presented each Year 6 child with a framed year group photo, an autograph book and a dictionary kindly given to them by the Rotary Club.
In the spirit of leaving primary school Mrs Forster and Mrs Rogers held a good old fashioned ‘pirates’ tea party for Year 6 with a wonderful cake. Everyone had time to reflect and appreciate childish things before moving on.
The last day of term arrived with the obligatory shirt signing. Messages were left in their autograph books and the whole school attended the church service at St Giles Church. Then Year 6 took over the last afternoon and entertainingly performed to the rest of the school. Emotions then kicked in with the realisation that this really was it. Collecting their thoughts and emotions the Year 6 left St Giles School for the final time being clapped out by children, staff, parents and relatives.
As a lively year group we thought we’d allow them to have the final word. So here are the thoughts from Year 6 about what they enjoyed about being a Year 6 and some memories from further back.
I have been here for 6 weeks I have enjoyed it a lot. I made a lot of friends on the first day. I am excited for next year because I will have more friends in my form.
I am looking forward to having new friends and better equipment.
I enjoyed playing in year 1 and year 2 I remember being scared for year 2.
I really enjoyed the school trip to London.
This year I’ve enjoyed having a lot more responsibility in year 6, these include: team captain badges, being head boy and girl, also having an influence on younger children. I’m also looking forward to September as I will be going to Highfields. However, this means that I will miss many people that are going to either Anthony Gel or Lady Manners.
I enjoyed ICT, P.E, numeracy and science in year 6 and year 5.