Dear Parents and Carers,
This week we saw us perform and film our wonderful nativity play, 'Superstar!'. Please do have a look at it online: we all think that the children have done an amazing job, and thank you to you also for your support in organising their wonderful costumes and helping them learn their lines and lyrics. We have also enjoyed watching this year's Staff Panto, 'The Twelve days of Christmas': a bit of fun and a festive treat for the children to thank them for all of their hard work this academic year. This week also saw us finish reading our class novel, 'Pax', and we have produced a wonderful display of work associated with the book (please see below). Next term, we will be reading 'The Song from Somewhere Else', and again examining themes, language and looking at many different ways in which to analyse the text and examine and think about the characters involved.
I wish you all a happy festive season, and look forward to seeing the class again on Tuesday 5th January 2021.
Merry Christmas to you all!
Dr Tara Wilson
Miss Simpson, Miss Kish and Dr Wilson
Ms Goodacre, Mr Bollato, Mrs Cheeseman, Mrs Madhavan and Mr Phipps
Hello Berkshire 5,
My name is Dr Wilson and I am going to be your Year 6 teacher next academic year. I am very much looking forward to meeting you all in September, getting to know each of you as individuals, and having the opportunity to work with you, and to support your learning journey for what will be your final year in primary school. It is going to be a very exciting year with lots of fun and creative things to do as we work together to ensure that we are all ready for secondary school.
As some of you may know, I am new to Southborough Primary School. I have been a teacher for 23 years: for 18 of those years, I taught in a very large 3-form entry school in East London. I then worked abroad for 4 years, in an international school in Moscow. Last year, I moved very far north and taught in a very small primary school in Aberdeen, Scotland. I love being a teacher for many, many reasons! One reason is that I love having the opportunity to work as a team: to all work together, to share our learning together, and to solve problems together in order to be the very best that we can be! I believe passionately in a growth mindset, and in working towards a goal. The journey may not always be easy but I believe that the journey counts just as much as getting to the final destination. My promise to you as your class teacher next year is that I will be fair, supportive, compassionate, honest, and that you will be as ready for secondary school as you can possibly be. I am also looking forward to learning more about your hobbies. My hobbies include reading, playing musical instruments, cycling, climbing mountains and travelling.
I look forward to speaking to you all over the phone on Tuesday 21st July