Some of the teachers also left too, including the headteacher, so I gave them a copy of this framed picture as a memento:
It was taken during the Winter from my attic window and those pointed turrets are part of the school.
We also gave each pupil in the class a copy of a video my husband and I have been working on. It showed the pupils growing up during their years at the school. At the end we had a video sequence of the class miming & rocking to the theme tune of 'Friends' which was such fun to make. It also created lots of merriment when it was shown to the whole school at the end of year assembly too.
Also for the end of year assembly, some of the year 6 pupils acted out advertisements. Ryan dressed up as Mr T in the advert for 'Snickers' bars:
He was so serious in his role!
I made the 'hair' the night before with a (new!) pair of tights and an old wig that I cut up and stuck on with a cold melt glue gun. Who said that it's cold? I burned my fingers many a time! In the morning I drew on the beard with a washable black pen and the smaller pictures show him walking to school. He made the belt himself out of duct tape and Snickers bars.
Also on the last day I gave him my Instax camera and he took pictures of his friends and they signed their names underneath:
I'm going to sort him out a memory book for these and other memorabilia that he has collected.
But meanwhile, for him, its 'Goodbye Primary School' and (in September) 'Hello High School'. Hope he makes many more friends there and picks up some other good memories too.
Thanks for looking and for any comments,