I think we always forget how busy the summer terms are! We, as always, have managed to fit so many exciting things into the last 7 weeks of term to make it a truly memorable year for everyone. We managed to create some truly amazing rockstars, sang our hearts out for Matilda and also took part in some sporting events along the way! What a way to end the year!
I think we have lost count of how many times we’ve heard the words, “This is the best theme ever!” The children have certainly loved every minute. From watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Cardiff Millennium Theatre, to working with Gwent Music to write and create their own songs and to the final stage performance where they truly rocked out in style!
Our talented students had a unique opportunity to collaborate with the renowned musician, Ragsy, to explore their musical talents, write original songs, and perform live on stage as part of a band. It was an incredible journey filled with creativity, teamwork, and unforgettable memories! During the workshop sessions, Ragsy encouraged Children to tap into their creativity and embrace the joy of songwriting. Childrenlearned about the power of lyrics, melody, and rhythm, and how they can be combined to express emotions and share stories. With Ragsy’s guidance, we discovered the art of crafting original songs, each reflecting our unique experiences, dreams, and aspirations.
Collaboration and teamwork played a vital role throughout the process. Working in small groups, children brainstormed ideas and shared melodies. Ragsy patiently listened to their ideas, offered valuable feedback, and helped to refine the compositions. It was amazing to witness how children’s individual contributions came together to form harmonious melodies and meaningful lyrics. Together with Ragsy, the children performed original songs with passion, energy, and a sense of accomplishment that can only be achieved through hard work and dedication. It is an experience that we are certain the children will cherish.
Our children had an absolute blast during our Spanish immersion week. Children enjoyed meeting our Spanish link teachers and embraced the opportunity to learn some basic Spanish greetings. During our special Spanish assembly children were engrossed to learn about the rich traditions, history and customs of this fascinating country. Children in year 5 received a letter from a Spanish child and had the opportunity to respond to this letter, forging links with our Spanish partners. Spanish week certainly left a mark on our year 5 students. Ole!
Sports days are a wonderful occasion for children to showcase their athletic abilities, team spirit, and sportsmanship. These events not only promote physical fitness but also provide a platform for children to bond with their peers while experiencing the thrill of competition. Children reveled in the opportunity to test their speed, agility, and coordination, cheering each other on with infectious enthusiasm. It is always so lovely to share this occasion with parents and carers, thank you for your support. It was a brilliant, sunny afternoon, enjoyed by all.
On top of all of this, we have enjoyed forming the choir for the year 6 performance of Matilda. Children worked hard to learn all the words to all the songs and performed so well in each rehearsal and performance. We have certainly got some great singers in year 5 and we can’t wait to see them perform in their own concert just next year. We also really enjoyed the SJPS creative festival, celebrating all things British!
We can’t quite believe we have reached the end of another academic year. We are so proud of the children and all that they have accomplished. We hope you all have a wonderful, well deserved, summer break and we look forward to hearing all about it as you enter your final year in primary school.