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Anston Greenlands’ Leavers 2020

All of the Year 6 children have already had farewell letters from Mr Wirth and from me so I’m not going to repeat myself too much! It has been a real pleasure to work with you and I’m looking forward to seeing you all again before too long. I just wanted to share a couple of films before the summer holidays start.

Firstly, you have all had a DVD which includes the Lip Sync Video but I love it so much that I have decided to share it with everyone else:

Secondly, on Friday afternoon, we were treated to a performance by ‘Lockdown’, our 2020 school band. Somehow, with severely limited rehearsal time, they managed to put on a fantastic show. What an amazing end to a very strange term!

Thank you to the Y6 children for being so great and to their families for your support, kind messages and hard work over the last few months!

Mrs Roberts

Snowy Owls – Week beginning 13th July

Hello, Snowy Owls

It’s difficult to believe that this is your final week at Anston Greenlands!

If you are not currently in school, I hope that someone is able to pick up your work on Wednesday afternoon. In the bag of work, you will find your leavers’ assembly DVD. The Y6s in school will be watching the films on Friday morning, so they will take their DVDs home that afternoon. I hope you all enjoy it! I have also included a letter to say goodbye and good luck.

I know that your high schools have been providing plenty of transition activities, so I haven’t set anything for you to do this week.

I always love hearing from you, so please stay in touch. I am looking forward to seeing you all again when we are able to arrange a proper get-together.

Have a fantastic summer and a great start to Y7.

Mrs Roberts

Snowy Owls – Week beginning 29th June

Good afternoon, Snowies

Thank you to everyone who sent photos for the leavers’ film. It is now complete and I can confirm that you were all very sweet when you were four years old!

I now have 21 fantastic films of your favourite memories from your time at Anston Greenlands. Keep them coming! Additionally, if any of you would like to send a film of a particular talent, I would love to see them and they will feature of the Leavers’ DVD. So far, I’ve had singing, drumming, rugby and guitar playing!

Make sure you get your ‘I’m Still Standing’ Lip Sync videos to me by 3rd July (this Friday). Either send the film to me directly or use I have only received one of these so far from the children not in school. Please don’t be late – it will take us quite some time to put it together!

I’ve allocated two lines to everyone who has said they would like to be involved and I’ve sent this out. Please let me know if you haven’t received this. Feel free to sing in your clip if you would like to, but you don’t have to.

Again, please prioritise transition work from your new high school. I know some of you have quite a lot to do and I believe this will increase over the next few weeks for the rest of you.

Otherwise, keep going with the Oak Academy work, TT Rockstars, Rising Stars and Active Learn – whatever works well for you. This week on Oak Academy (Week 10), there is a focus on data handling in maths – this should be a good recap before you start Y7. In English, the teachers are looking at sections of the Shakespeare play, Macbeth. After your work last year linked to ‘The Tempest’, you already have experience of working with Shakespearian language, so I am sure you will find this interesting. Please feel free to send emails or photos showing me what you have been doing.

Best wishes – I hope to hear from you soon

Mrs Roberts

Are you a Times Tables Rockstar Record Breaker?

I know that we have lots of children who are incredibly fast at playing Times Tables Rockstars, but are any of you Record Breakers?

I genuinely believe that someone from Anston Greenlands stands a good chance of getting a World Record.

Have a look at the instructions below and good luck!

Guinness World Records – TT Rock Stars – Letter to Pupils

‘A Write Laugh’ Writing Competition

Just before Easter, I recommended the authorfy website – it’s packed with videos and resources from some of our favourite children’s authors. It’s free to access but a parent or carer will need to sign up.

Authorfy has just launched a competition for children aged between 5 and 13. Write a story in under 500 words that makes you laugh and you could win some great prizes. Are you a talented writer with a great sense of humour? Why not give it a go? There are ideas and tips from some fantastic authors on the website.


Calling all artists and readers

Why not have a go at this competition to design a national book token? There are some great prizes and it’s a good opportunity to use your artistic skills too!

‘The Loudest Voice’ on BBC Radio Sheffield

We were incredibly proud of the Y5 and Y6 children for singing live on Radio Sheffield and being so eloquent and confident when interviewed. If you haven’t yet had a chance to listen, you can hear us on the BBC Sounds app or website. We were on at approximately 8:40 a.m. and 4:20 p.m.

Also, thank you so much to everyone who came to the launch of our song and music video; we hope you will agree that our comperes put together an excellent presentation, explaining the work of War Child very clearly. Our fantastic parents, grandparents, carers and friends are doing just as we asked. Amazingly, our video has already had more than 600 views!

The Loudest Voice

Here, you can see some photos of the Golden Eagles and Snowy Owls hard at work song writing. Our efforts have resulted in a stunning new single entitled ‘The Loudest Voice’, which we have produced in aid of War Child, a charity that aims to protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children in war. The video is now ready to be launched on Thursday 12th March – watch this space! The Loudest Voice will be performed live for one night only at our concert on Thursday 26th March. Tickets will be on sale soon.

Visit to the Imperial War Museum

On Monday 10th February, the Snowy Owls and Golden Eagles visited the Imperial War Museum North in Salford. We had a busy, thought-provoking day. The children were fascinated by the vast range of artefacts and enjoyed the interactive ‘Action Stations’. Later in the morning, groups had the opportunity to take part in a Documentary Challenge, selecting items in the museum which particularly interested them.

Human Rights

The Golden Eagles and Snowy Owls have been learning about the lives of children at war. The photographs below show the Y6 children discussing and ranking human rights.