Year 6 shared their thoughts on Mother’s Day during a special Key Stage 2 assembly this week. We have been researching the history and significance of Mother’s Day, as well as thinking about how special our mothers are to us. The assembly started with a look at the origins of Mother’s Day. Year 6 put on a presentation explaining when the celebration first started.
A selection of the Year 6 children then took part in performing a Mother’s Day play. The story was based around Anthony Browne’s Piggybook. We acted out the story of how a father and his two sons found it hard to cope without all the help that they receive from their mother.
Our assembly concluded with some very moving work read out by a number of our pupils. We set Year 6 the task of interviewing and researching the life story of their mums. We wanted to know what their hopes are, their strongest memories, and what it means to be a mum. Some of the findings were incredibly moving!
We displayed the Mother’s Day cards that we have made in Year 6, and then asked the other children in the school to pause for a short moment, to think about how their lives are made all the much better by their mums. You can watch a video of the Year 6 assembly above, as well as catching up with some of the thoughts from our Year 6 children in the podcast below.