Yr 6 - Framed and Frank

During their literacy lessons, Year 6 have been enjoying the book Framed, written by popular children’s writer, Frank Cottrell Boyce. It’s a story about a boy called Dylan and his family who are struggling to make ends meet in the small fictional Welsh town of Manod.

Art features heavily in the book which was inspired by the evacuation of paintings from the National Gallery to the safety of a Welsh mine during the Second World War. Year 6 got a chance to get up close and personal with both the paintings they have been reading about and Frank himself, when they visited the National Gallery in November.

Festive Fun at Meridian

The countdown to Christmas began with the creation of our 2011 Advent Window. It was inspired by three important and exciting events happening in Greenwich: the 2012 London Olympics, the re-opening of the Cutty Sark and the celebration of the newly named royal borough. Well done to all the children and staff in the Foundation Stage and Year 1, Darryl and Gary who helped to create the 2011 window.

Then with the Lantern Parade, FROMS' Christmas Fair (which raised a fantastic £827), our delicious Christmas dinner lovingly prepared by Edna and her dedicated team and an entertaining presentation of Dick Whittington, there was plenty more to put us in the festive mood.

As if that wasn't enough...children worked hard learning their lines, song words, practising their dancing and music making and brushing up on their acting skills ready to entertain family and friends.

Younger children went carol singing. everyone enjoyed their class parties especially when a special someone popped by and our famous Talent Show ended the Autumn Term.