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Great Missenden Church of England Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Tuesday 21st April

Good morning all!


We hope you had a good first day back and enjoyed the activities set. I think we (as teachers) were all a bit apprehensive about the return to school but all of you who emailed us in excellent work, along with photos and emails about your Easter holidays helped to ease us back in quickly so thank you! We hope you all felt the same too. 


We received so many creative 'zephyr' acrostic poems (both by hand and on the computer) yesterday and some children managed to earn themselves head teacher's awards so well done. A special mention to all of those children who came up with words starting with a Z- we had zoom, zest, zealous, zzz, ziggy, to name just a few! We understand that poetry isn't for everyone but it is a really good opportunity to experiment with different vocabulary and explore composition. Remember, you might not get it spot on first time!


Mrs Lee has also worked hard over the Easter holidays marking all of your DT projects, well done to those children who received Headteacher awards for their CAM toys. She would also like to remind you that the 'Thinking Hat' competition comes to a close on Friday 1st May so there is still time to enter, all information is in the DT folder on the Distance Learning home page. Please send entries to your class teacher and we will forward them to Mrs Lee. 


Hopefully you all had fun starting your time capsules yesterday. Jasper (6C) created a second acrostic poem yesterday titled 'History' and I particularly liked the last line 'You never know when you'll be part of history!' that's us now and the time capsules will hopefully help you to remember these times! Charlie (6C) also had a great idea to collect other things for his time capsule, like relevant artefacts or objects that will be interesting to people in the future to show how life was at this current time. So why not collect photos, receipts, information from the internet, newspaper cuttings etc to add to your capsule. You could even create a timeline of events to go alongside all of the activities you will be doing over the next week or so! Remember, you do not need to fill out the actual sheets, you can create your own (using the sheets as a guide) in a notebook or on a powerpoint etc. It's your time capsule :)


Have a good day today.


*Please note that myself and Mr Kemp are in school this morning so 6C and 6K please don't expect replies to emails until mid afternoon*


Miss Cartwright and the rest of the year 6 team