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Goodbye and Thank You!

It's time to say goodbye, Team. I've loved being your teacher and we've had so much fun in St. Clare's, but it's time for me to look after my baby now!

It has been fantastic being your teacher and I have loved every minute. Even the many, many minutes spent reminding you to tuck in your shirts. Yes, all the way round. No, don’t just pull down your jumper. We can always tell!

I would like to say a huge thank you to you all, and your wonderful families, for all of the lovely cards, drawings, letters, kind words, knitting and gifts that I received this week. You have all been so generous and I feel very overwhelmed by how much care you have shown me and the baby. Please say thank you for me to your parents, carers, grandparents, families and anyone else that needs thanking but might not see our blog!

I'll be popping in to see you regularly and I might even add some bits to the blog as the year goes on, so do check it every now and again. Everything already on the blog will be staying- so you can still admire your marvellous work, play your favourite games and watch all of the videos you've come to love.

I know you're going to have a wonderful year with Mrs Hopkins and Mrs Bennett- you lucky things! 

Goodbye and thank you Team,

Mrs Parrott

A Fabulous Final Week!

Thank you, St. Clare's, for giving me such a wonderful last week before I leave for maternity leave! We worked hard this week and we were so happy to welcome the fantastic Mrs Bennett into our St. Clare's team. I know you're going to make her very welcome.

We've been continuing with our Kings and Knights topic this week. Mrs Bennett worked with you to create these spectacular crowns. We were so impressed by how different they all were!


You made some super fact files about Edward the Confessor. You'll be learning lots more about him and his interesting life in the next few weeks, including a fabulous trip to Westminster Abbey. It's one of my favourite trips in Year 5- you're going to love it! I can't wait to hear all about it.

We read Part III of 'The Lady of Shalott' this week, in which we met the dashing Sir Lancelot. We worked together to write this fantastic description of the knight:

Here are just a few examples of some of the excellent writing from St. Clare's this week (click on the pictures to make them larger and easier to read):

On Wednesday, we showed Mrs Bennett how fantastic you are at poetry. Inspired by the moment that the Lady of Shalott looks out of the window and triggers her curse, we wrote this very dramatic poem. Can you spot some similes? Metaphors? Alliteration? Onomatopoeia? Can you find all the references to the poem we were inspired by, The Lady of Shalott?


The Curse


Dark clouds cloaked the sky like velvet,


Lightning tore through the coal,


She heard thunder crash upon the tower,


The air was filled with a deafening sound,


Rain lashed upon her trembling soul.


Crash! The mirror shattered into a million pieces,


Splinters flew like shooting stars,


A hurricane of glass and the web flew out of the casement.


A foreboding feeling enveloped her,


A scream of despair.


By St. Clare’s Class

Wednesday 11th January 2017

We also enjoyed our last P4C lesson together this week. Our stimulus was this beautiful short animation:

The questions we came up with were:
1. Can old things be as good as new? Why?
2. Should all people be treated the same? Why?
3. Can you still have happiness, even when you are unfortunate? Why?
4. How can we make life better?
5. What would the world be like if rubbish took over?

We voted to discuss question 3; Can you still have happiness, even when you are unfortunate? Why?
Our discussion included homelessness, the value of money, fairness, happiness and even communism! I shall miss our Philosophy discussions!