Year 6 celebrated VE Day last week with a wartime tea party and some dancing. They have been learning about rationing (no party rings or pineapple and cheese on sticks in those days) and had learned the jive to teach their parents. The party started with a beautiful rendition of 'The White Cliffs of Dover'. Parents were then allowed to sample the party food on offer - all of which would have been around for VE Day - and could look at the amazing work done by Year 6 this term. The children then did a polished performance of the Jive before teaching parents and carers the dance. Even Mrs Stevenson and Ms Redman had a lesson! The party ended with 'We'll meet again' which was sung with gusto and emotion, before parents and carers were all given a 'make do and mend' present made by the children.
It was a fitting end to what has been a very popular topic in Year 6. The children have handled sensitive issues with maturity, and their writing has come on in leaps and bounds. Well done Year 6.