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Have a think and let me know if there is anything that you would particularly like to do after the SATs. We might be able to squeeze it in!
I am very pleased with how you are all working and in particular pleased with those people who managed to get a level 4 in the last maths SAT that we are practising with. Chelsea, Pantea, Abdul and Ben well done and keep it up.
You are all working really hard and will deserve a trip away when we go to Robinwood. Please make sure that you bring payment and look out for the letter with further details.
On the 27th of March year 6 visited the M&S archive in Leeds. I learnt how M&S became worldwide and that the people who made it become worldwide were called Simon Marks and Israel Sheriff, but the people who called it M&S were Mr Marks and Mr Spencer. Another interesting fact was that it wasn’t originally called M&S it was Mark’s Penny Bazaar.
After we had finished learning lots of interesting facts we did an activity which was even better. We had to make our own range of products and some part of the design hadto be inspired by M&S. My group designed sports clothing for boys aged 10-16, it was called ‘Classic V’. Overall I really enjoyed the trip and I would recommend it to anyone aged 10 and above.
Today year 6 had a trip into Leeds to go to the Marks and Spencer’s archive and learnt about the history of Marks and Spencer’s . My class learnt that it was started by a Polish and Jewish man and was later taken over by his son, Simon Marks. What started off as a small penny priced stall, blossomed into a worldwide company. I found out that Twiggy started modeling for them in the 1960’s and was only 16 years old . Next time you go into a Marks and Spencer’s think about how many years its been around and think about it still being a tiny penny priced shop!