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Y2 16.07.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 10:59pm

Buenas Dias Swallows Class

Our final blog! This has been such a great way of me talking to you during our time apart, I'm going to miss it over the summer! Don't worry though, I'll be ready and waiting to welcome you all back in September when we start our journey together as Robins. 

Today has been a happy but sad day for me as my William left his gorgeous primary school . I have cried lots, that won't surprise you! His teachers were crying too as for us, it has been such a difficult time being apart from our children. All teachers have really missed their classes. I am one of the lucky ones who gets to keep their fabulous children! 

I have loved our short time together in Y2 and am so excited to have many more adventures in Year 3. Thank you for being such a gorgeous class of children. I hope that you know how special you are to me. 

I am so proud of how hard you have worked at home. It was just amazing for Mrs Elson and I to spend time with you this week, we absolutely loved seeing your smiles and hearing your giggles again. How we have missed that!

Please have a wonderful summer with your families. Thank you for my lovely cards and presents, you are very kind! William,Thomas and their Dad say thank you too as they have been munching some of MY choccies!

A final message from Mrs Powell

It is hard to think we break up from school today. I cannot tell you enough times just how amazing you have been since we were all last together, I am so proud of how you have managed, learnt and kept smiling. All the staff can’t wait for September until we are back again but missing some very special Year 6 pupils who are going onto new adventures. When I was looking for a worship on how to end the year I found this, I hope you like it!

All of us will have preferred ways to say goodbye. However, the actual word ‘goodbye’ means, ‘God be with you.’ Christians believe that God is always with us. It is good to remember that when people leave us, they are not left on their own. Whether it is just over the holidays, or as some of you move to a new school, we all wish you the very best and, as we say goodbye, we pray that God will be with you wherever you go.

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.” —Winnie the Pooh

Have a wonderful summer!

Let's say our class prayer together Swallows:

 Father in heaven I come to say

Thank you God for school today

Thank you for my family

And all the friends you give to me

Guard me in the dark of night

And in the morning, send you light

Amen. 

 

God bless you all.

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxxxx

Thursday 16th July Skylarks home learning, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 10:31am

Good morning all!

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard ...

I am feeling very emotional writing this blog this morning. This will be my final blog of the Year at Lostock. Even though this year has not planned out the way I thought when I stepped into the role of Year 5 class teacher, I will treasure the time we have spent together and I have loved spending my final year of teaching at Lostock with a talented and caring bunch of children. It has been amazing to watch you grow and develop over the months into such a considerate and mature class. You are all going to smash Year 6 and I am excited to hear about how you all settle back into the new year approaching September. Even though I am leaving, I do hope to come back to see you all in your final school production or leavers assembly. I am so proud of how well you have coped throughout this unusual situation and I have loved seeing and speaking to you all on Monday. I always know that you will progress onto fabulous things and do not let anyone ever dull the spark that you have.

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Last day activities

As today is your last day in Year 5, I would like you to reflect on the year and think about all the things that you are proud of. I would like you to write at least 5 things you have enjoyed or succeeded in doing this year and either tweet them or share them on our discussion page.

Here are some other activities you may choose to do today:

  1. Create a Class Memory book
  2. Go Outside! Check out this post for learning games you can play outdoors.
  3. Put on a Show: This could be for parents, younger siblings, or just for your own amusement
  4. Have a Camping Style Read-In: Set up tents, turn off the lights, and close the blinds.
  5. Make a Summer Top Ten Lists: Consider Top Ten Books I Want to Read, Top Ten Things I Want to Do, and Top Ten Places I Want to Go.
  6. Summer Activities Brainstorm: Brainstorm as many fun summer activities as you can

 

Message from Mrs Powell:

It is hard to think we break up from school today.  I cannot tell you enough times just how amazing you have been since we were all last together, I am so proud of how you have managed, learnt and kept smiling.  All the staff can’t wait for September until we are back again but missing some very special Year 6 pupils who are going onto new adventures.  When I was looking for a worship on how to end the year I found this, I hope you like it!

All of us will have preferred ways to say goodbye. However, the actual word ‘goodbye’ means, ‘God be with you.’ Christians believe that God is always with us. It is good to remember that when people leave us, they are not left on their own. Whether it is just over the holidays, or as some of you move to a new school, we all wish you the very best and, as we say goodbye, we pray that God will be with you wherever you go.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.”
—Winnie the Pooh

Have a wonderful summer!

 

Take care Skylarks. I hope you have a restful and happy Summer holiday and are excited to return as Toucan’s class in September. Good luck and goodbye from me.

Miss Thwaites and Mrs Hulse x

Thursday 16th July - Robins, by Miss Beattie

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 10:22am

Good morning everyone J

So today would have been our last day together in Robins Class, but instead of being in school together, you are all at home. I just want to say how incredibly proud I am of each and every one of you for the hard work you put in during our time in Year 3, your resilience while we have been doing our learning from home and for all of the giggles and happy memories we have made along the way. You are all INCREDIBLE and I know you are going to make the most superb Goldfinches!!!

As today marks the start of the school summer holidays, I am not going to post home learning tasks for today. However, I have attached numerous challenges that you could take part in over the holidays. Why not print each one out and write the date beside it when you have completed it?

If you haven’t already, you could also listen to the Lostock Team reading ‘The Twits’:

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ne7IT8w_9M&t=42s

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRnox40nSLo&t=18s

Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLDe3vLAD80&t=13s

Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRkPER4lXh4&t=3s

Have the most amazing summer!! Smile, laugh, make memories, rest, stay safe and most importantly come back to us in September ready for a super year of learning and laughs J

Lots of love and hugs,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xxxxx

 

Message from Mrs Powell:

It is hard to think we break up from school today.  I cannot tell you enough times just how amazing you have been since we were all last together, I am so proud of how you have managed, learnt and kept smiling.  All the staff can’t wait for September until we are back again but missing some very special Year 6 pupils who are going onto new adventures.  When I was looking for a worship on how to end the year I found this, I hope you like it!

All of us will have preferred ways to say goodbye. However, the actual word ‘goodbye’ means, ‘God be with you.’ Christians believe that God is always with us. It is good to remember that when people leave us, they are not left on their own. Whether it is just over the holidays, or as some of you move to a new school, we all wish you the very best and, as we say goodbye, we pray that God will be with you wherever you go.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.” —Winnie the Pooh

Have a wonderful summer!

Wednesday 15th July Skylarks home learning, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 8:50am

A very happy Wednesday morning to you all!

 

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Art

Today, I thought you may like a day of doing some Art work. I know how some of you love doing art and how some of you can worry too.

You can choose to do any of the following:

Follow the BBC bitesize lesson based around exciting artwork: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmkcsk7

You could create a number of drawings following Draw with Rob- http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

You could learn about painting, collage and printmaking and have a go too: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbdhnrd

Or you could have a go at learning about optical illusions and using shading  to show form by following this lesson: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/optical-illusions-and-using-shading-to-show-form

 

Optical illusions are fantastic and a great way of showing how everyone sees things differently:

 

Here are some you can have a look at: https://www.optics4kids.org/illusions

 

Reading

Please click on the following link to carry on listening to some of your teachers and familiar faces reading you the story of ‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl. The Twits Part 4- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRkPER4lXh4&t=3s

 

Message from Mrs Powell:

Joshua 1:9

How do you feel about returning to school?  Do you feel nervous, anxious, perhaps wishing you were back home where you felt safe?

In this passage, Joshua was standing at the edge of the land of Canaan, Moses had died, and God was commanding Joshua to take the Israelites forward into the promised land.  It was new, they were leaving what they had known, to step into a future that God had planned. 

God gave this command to Joshua in verse 9 to encourage him, to put a strong heart into him, whatever the future holds, God would be with him.  I wonder how this made Joshua feel strong and courageous? As Joshua and the people of Israel recalled how God had been with them through the desert, it gave them certainty of the truth of this going forward, this is a common pattern throughout the Bible of looking back to God’s faithfulness to stand strong in going forward.

Joshua probably felt the same as we do now, as we begin again, our community, coming back together and settling down into our school – some things will feel familiar, some will feel different.  Corrie ten Boom, a German Christian who survived concentration camps during the Holocaust, said, “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”  What do you know of God?  Reflect back – how has God been with you before Covid-19?  How has he been with you through this?  How might this make you feel strong and courageous?

Listen to the track “Good Good Father” by Chris Tomlinson.   Joshua spent time talking with God – it gave him courage to go forward into something new…spend time talking to God now, recall how he has shown goodness over that past months and even years, tell him your feelings and ask him to give you courage for the future.

A prayer for courage:

Lord, I’m afraid

I don’t feel bold or courageous today

Help me to remember that bravery isn’t the absence of fear, it’s doing the right thing no matter what.

Give me a courageous heat.

I know that you will be with me, I am not alone.

You are greater than any obstacle I face.

Help me to step forward knowing that you are trustworthy

And my source of strength.

In Jesus’ name.  Amen

 

You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”
—Christopher Robin

 

Take care everyone!

Miss Thwaites and Mrs Hulse x

 

 

Wednesday 15th July - Robins, by Miss Beattie

Date: 14th Jul 2020 @ 11:57am

Good morning everyone J

How are you all today? It was AMAZING to see so many of you yesterday. I went home with a huge smile on my face, feeling very grateful that I was able to spend some time with you all before the summer holidays. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!!

You can watch the final instalment of ‘The Twits’ this morning. I really hope you have loved listening to it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRkPER4lXh4&t=3s

I have attached our Home Learning Timetable below if you would like to do some project work this morning. I have also attached some fun maths puzzles for you to have a go at this morning. Can you work out the value of each object? Why not share your answers over on our class discussion this morning?

Have a super day my lovely Robins J

Lots of love and BIG hugs,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xxx

 

Message from Mrs Powell:

Joshua 1:9

How do you feel about returning to school?  Do you feel nervous, anxious, perhaps wishing you were back home where you felt safe?

In this passage, Joshua was standing at the edge of the land of Canaan, Moses had died, and God was commanding Joshua to take the Israelites forward into the promised land.  It was new, they were leaving what they had known, to step into a future that God had planned. 

God gave this command to Joshua in verse 9 to encourage him, to put a strong heart into him, whatever the future holds, God would be with him.  I wonder how this made Joshua feel strong and courageous? As Joshua and the people of Israel recalled how God had been with them through the desert, it gave them certainty of the truth of this going forward, this is a common pattern throughout the Bible of looking back to God’s faithfulness to stand strong in going forward.

Joshua probably felt the same as we do now, as we begin again, our community, coming back together and settling down into our school – some things will feel familiar, some will feel different.  Corrie ten Boom, a German Christian who survived concentration camps during the Holocaust, said, “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”  What do you know of God?  Reflect back – how has God been with you before Covid-19?  How has he been with you through this?  How might this make you feel strong and courageous?

Listen to the track “Good Good Father” by Chris Tomlinson.   Joshua spent time talking with God – it gave him courage to go forward into something new…spend time talking to God now, recall how he has shown goodness over that past months and even years, tell him your feelings and ask him to give you courage for the future.

A prayer for courage:

Lord, I’m afraid

I don’t feel bold or courageous today

Help me to remember that bravery isn’t the absence of fear, it’s doing the right thing no matter what.

Give me a courageous heat.

I know that you will be with me, I am not alone.

You are greater than any obstacle I face.

Help me to step forward knowing that you are trustworthy

And my source of strength.

In Jesus’ name.  Amen

“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” — Christopher Robi

Y2 14.07.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 13th Jul 2020 @ 9:18pm

Buenas Dias Swallows Class

Thank you for coming to school yesterday, what a fun afternoon we had! I have waited since March to read you all stories, it was worth the wait! I loved watching you all playing together happily on the field. 

In Maths, let's continue to look at measures, Kilograms this time. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z3qk3j6

 

In Reading, we will explore how to summarise what has happened and predict what will happen next.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmp2mfr

Don't forget that you have lots of activities to do in your home learning packs as well.

 

Here is the link the the next part of our Twitts story. I wonder who is reading today?

The Twits Part 3- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLDe3vLAD80&t=13s

A message from Mrs Powell

Sometimes people make us sad. When it comes to being hurt, the bravest, happiest, strongest thing we can do is to forgive. Forgiving is not to hold onto the hurt and to let it go. Jesus said to forgive not 7 times but 77 times. What can we do today to love someone else more?

Jesus instructs us to forgive others over and over again just like he does for us. He clearly teaches his disciples in this story that they are to forgive “seventy seven times” or over and over again

Just like his forgiveness doesn’t run out, neither should our own. Use this story to share with your child that we should forgive others just as he forgives us. Jesus provided the way and the model for humility and forgiveness. His example is one we can follow daily because parents, siblings, teachers, friends and loved ones will make mistakes that affect us. “Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32

 

Have a terrific Tuesday children. 

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson

xxx

Tuesday 14th July Skylarks home learning, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 13th Jul 2020 @ 9:15pm

Good morning to you all!

Tuesday 😋 — Steemit

It was lovely to see you all yesterday! You have blown me away this year with your resilience and hard-working nature. I am so grateful for all the gifts and cards you have given me and I cannot wait to open them. I have a little gift for your new classroom too which will be opened by your new class teachers on the last day before Summer. I will also be sending out a little video for you all with a little message for each of you and some photos of the year we have had together.

English

Today, you should begin to write your final letter after drafting down your ideas of what you would like to talk about in your letter and share about yourself. Remember to only share the things that you would like your current or new teacher to know about.

Geography

We would have spent time learning about America in our topic work. Therefore, I thought this would be a nice and interesting lesson for you to complete. It is based on the state of Florida and allows you to learn and discover information about this place. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zyqm8hv

 

Reading

Please click on the following link to carry on listening to some of your teachers and familiar faces reading you the story of ‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl. The Twits Part 3- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLDe3vLAD80&t=13s

 

Message from Mrs Powell:

How do we know we are loved?

Penguins are loyal to their partners.  Love is loyal.  God is loyal and is committed to us.  In Hebres 13.5 God says, “never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.”  This is a way of understanding that we are loved by Him. 

Has someone ever said you are “One in a Million? Out of all the 7.3 billion people in the world, there is only one of us.  God has made us unique.  We are important.  We are special, we are loved.  Letting other people’s love in our hearts makes our hearts stronger.  If we want to live well and if we want to love others it starts with loving ourselves and letting love in.

 

Take care everyone and stay safe!

Miss Thwaites and Mrs Hulse x

Tuesday 14th July - Robins, by Miss Beattie

Date: 13th Jul 2020 @ 1:11pm

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday J

REMINDER: This morning between 9.30am and 11.30am we invite you into school to spend the morning on the field playing games and having fun with me, Mrs Evans and all your lovely Robin friends. I can’t wait to see you all again!

This morning, you can watch part 3 of ‘The Twits’ read by Team Lostock:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLDe3vLAD80&t=13s

In case you missed it yesterday, I have attached our last Weekly Challenge Booklet – remember you can upload it to our class discussion for me to see when you are finished. I have also attached our final Home Learning Timetable again.

Why not take part in this fun drawing challenge today?

Photo cut-outs: Print off any picture or use something found at home/outside and cut it in half. Stick one half onto a plain sheet of paper and try to draw the other half to match.

Half leaf mirror drawing art activity for kids       https://sites.google.com/a/yarmouthschools.org/2012springdpgabby/_/rsrc/1338330099071/half-portrait-drawing/IMG_2897.JPG?height=400&width=314      Radhika's Art: Painting again....                                                                                            

Have a brilliant day everyone and I hope to see lots of you in school at 9.30am this morning.

Lots of love,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xxx

 

Message from Mrs Powell:

How do we know we are loved?

Penguins are loyal to their partners.  Love is loyal.  God is loyal and is committed to us.  In Hebres 13.5 God says, “never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.”  This is a way of understanding that we are loved by Him. 

Has someone ever said you are ‘One in a Million’? Out of all the 7.3 billion people in the world, there is only one of us.  God has made us unique.  We are important.  We are special, we are loved.  Letting other peoples love in our hears makes our hearts’s stronger.  If we want to live well and if we want to love others it starts with loving ourselves and letting love in.

Monday 13th July - Robins, by Miss Beattie

Date: 12th Jul 2020 @ 10:29pm

Good morning my lovely Robins J

I can’t believe that this would have been our last week together in Year 3, I am very sad that we are not able to spend it how we had hoped, however, we do still have another opportunity to be together before the summer holidays!!!!

REMINDER: Tomorrow between 9.30am and 11.30am we invite you into school to spend the morning on the field playing games and having fun with me, Mrs Evans all your lovely Robin friends.

This morning, you can watch part 2 of ‘The Twits’ read by Team Lostock. We really hope you enjoyed listening to Part 1 on Friday and seeing lots of familiar faces. Parts 3 and 4 will be coming tomorrow and Wednesday.

You can watch Part 2 here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRnox40nSLo&t=18s

You will find attached our Home Learning Timetable if you would like to finish your Science, Topic and RE projects. I have also attached our final Weekly Challenge Booklet – I really hope you enjoy it!

Unfortunately, last week was the final week of Oak National Academy Lessons, however the lessons from previous weeks remain on the site. Why not look back at the previous lessons to see which ones you have not yet completed?

https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-3

Have a wonderful Monday and I will see you all tomorrow at 9.30am!

Sending you all BIG hugs and lots of love,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling xxx

 

Message from Mrs Powell:

Sometimes people make us sad. When it comes to being hurt, the bravest, happiest, strongest thing we can do is to forgive.  Forgiving is not to hold onto the hurt and to let it go.  Jesus said to forgive not 7 times but 77 times.  What can we do today to love someone else more? 

Jesus instructs us to forgive others over and over again just like he does for us. He clearly teaches his disciples in this story that they are to forgive “seventy-seven times” or over and over again

Just like his forgiveness doesn’t run out, neither should our own. Use this story to share with your child that we should forgive others just as he forgives us. Jesus provided the way and the model for humility and forgiveness. His example is one we can follow daily because parents, siblings, teachers, friends and loved ones will make mistakes that affect us.

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32

 

Y2 13.07.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 12th Jul 2020 @ 9:13pm

Buenas Dias Swallows Class

Welcome to the final week in school. I can't believe the end of the school year is almost here. Hopefully I will be seeing you all later this afternoon for some fun and games together on the field. The last time together as Swallows, before we all become Robins in September! 

This final week, let's look at measures in Maths. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zcdrsk7 Today we will explore how to measure mass in grams. I have attached 2 activiies for you to complete. 

Let's focus on Reading this week. Today, we will read Funnybones by Janet and Alan Alhberg. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfmtpg8

 

Our Twitts story continues , I wobder who is reading to us today?

 The Twits Part 2- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRnox40nSLo&t=18s

A message from Mrs Powell

Never judge anyone by the way they look.

Once upon a time, in a desert far away, there was a rose who was so proud of her beautiful looks. Her only complaint was growing next to an ugly cactus.

Every day, the beautiful rose would insult and mock the cactus on his looks, all while the cactus remained quiet. All the other plants nearby tried to make the rose see sense, but she was too swayed by her own looks.

One scorching summer, the desert became dry, and there was no water left for the plants. The rose quickly began to wilt. Her beautiful petals dried up, losing their lush colour.

Looking to the cactus, she saw a sparrow dip his beak into the cactus to drink some water. Though ashamed, the rose asked the cactus if she could have some water. The kind cactus readily agreed, helping them both through the tough summer, as friends.

What have you done for a friend? The cactus and the rose look very different but we are all unique and have special gifts.

The things that make me different are the things that make me, me.” —Piglet

 

Have a great day children, we are  really looking forward to seeing you this afternoon. 

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

Toucans 13.7.20, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 12th Jul 2020 @ 6:23pm

Toucans Blog Monday 13th July

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good morning Toucans and I hope you had a lovely weekend. I can’t believe this is our last week together. I hope you all have a brilliant time and are ready to enjoy your summer holidays.

 

This week I just want you to take a look at the attached timetable and some ideas for activities that you can do over the summer to keep yourselves busy (if you feel bored!).

You can also look at some of the lessons from the Oak Academy or BBC website.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/year-groups/year-6

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons

 

Today’s story is extra special because it continues to involve lots of familiar faces! –

The Twits Part 2- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRnox40nSLo&t=18s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Message from Mrs Powell

Sometimes people make us sad. When it comes to being hurt, the bravest, happiest, strongest thing we can do is to forgive.  Forgiving is not to hold onto the hurt and to let it go.  Jesus said to forgive not 7 times but 77 times.  What can we do today to love someone else more? 

Jesus instructs us to forgive others over and over again just like he does for us. He clearly teaches his disciples in this story that they are to forgive “seventy seven times” or over and over again

Just like his forgiveness doesn’t run out, neither should our own. Use this story to share with your child that we should forgive others just as he forgives us. Jesus provided the way and the model for humility and forgiveness. His example is one we can follow daily because parents, siblings, teachers, friends and loved ones will make mistakes that affect us.

“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32

 

Best wishes from Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick and have a fabulous day!

Monday 13th July Skylarks home learning, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 12th Jul 2020 @ 6:09pm

Good morning everyone!

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and I cannot wait to see you all this morning for our transition day. You will spend the day with myself and Mrs Whittingham playing a range of fun outdoor (socially distanced) games. This will help Mrs Whittingham get to know you before September and will give me a chance to say goodbye to you all before I move to my new school in September.