9 October 2009
Grandparents, Great Grandparents, Great Aunts and other family members enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of activities and sharing time as the staff and children in Year 6 celebrated St. Thomas More's first Grandparent's day on Friday 9th October.
The afternoon was organised by the Year 6 teachers following the tremendous response Grandparents and other family members had contributed to the children's learning on the topic of World War 2.
The afternoon began with the children greeting their Grandparent or other family member and sharing a school dinner together. After dinner, the children invited their Grandparents to the Year 6 Classroom where the Grandparents were formally welcomed and the children introduced their family member to the rest of the Class.
Activities during the afternoon included a task involving the sharing of school day memories. This was a great opportunity for both the children and their Grandparents to gain an insight into the similarities and differences between school days in the past and school life today.
Grandparents also had the opportunity to observe the children taking part in a PE lesson with Mykey, a professional coach who works with the children to develop their football skills.
Following refreshments, Grandparents, children and staff enjoyed 'Singing with Sister.' Songs included 'We'll meet again', 'White Cliffs of Dover', 'I'm forever blowing bubbles' and 'It's a long way to Tipperary'. We were all very impressed with the fine singing voices of our Grandparents.
The afternoon came to an end with both the Children and Grandparents sharing their thoughts on the experience of Grandparents Day.