Putting on a brave face

October 4, 2019

Why can’t things just be simple? I suppose I will have to put on a brave face for my little one. Best she remembers a smile, rather than the unbearable pain that lurks beneath.

Following some wonderful Musical and Dramatic learning with both Dr Biddulph and Mr Smith, we have been focusing on the emotional dilemma faced by thousands of evacuee families during WW2 by writing monologues and letters.

Central to this idea, is the duality of wanting safety for your child, but not wanting to part with them. Polaris have really grappled with this and produced some stunning written results:

The brave smile that was planted on my face the day of your departure, was actually false. I now see only black in what should be grey and only death where there should be hope.

The drawing has been pretty stunning, too. We have been focusing all around the notion of flight, drawing birds and fighter planes. We’ve even begun animating some scenes.


Power Maths this week is p.21-28 and the sheets can be found here for consolidation, but I recommend you mostly focus on counting the amount of waterproofed items you have packed ready for Wales..!

Next week:

  • Snowdonia Residential trip – please ensure you are in school at 7:20am for a 7:30 departure
  • Follow our travels by requesting to follow the @Year6Snowdonia account on Twitter