I spoke to Miss Witherspoon tonight also about opportunities for more links over the coming months!
Dear Year 6Today is HALLOWEEN!!! We wanted to let you know about how kids in the United States celebrate this fun holiday. We know that not everyone does, so he's a sneak peak into a typical American Halloween celebration...
Children dress up in different costumes for Halloween, such as ninjas, book characters, vampires, zombies, ghosts, princesses, sports stars, and many other things. Then, the dressed up kids walk around to houses in their communities and say, "Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!" Then, they receive many different types of candy, for example Jolly Ranchers, Gummy Bears, Snickers, Kit Kats, Skittles, bubble gum, and different types of chocolate. Usually, the kids eat so much candy they get sick...yikes! Some people choose to stay home to pass out candy to the trick or treaters. Exploring haunted trails or houses is another fun way to celebrate. Going on hay rides can also be fun, or picking apples and pumpkins. Sometimes we carve pumpkins into funny designs. Then, a candle is placed in the pumpkin to make it glow! We call it a Jack-O-Lantern. Bobbing for apples can be messy, but it's loads of fun!! Just like you, though, some people don't celebrate Halloween because of their culture, beliefs, or religion. Instead, they will usually participate in a Fall Festival activities.
We are attaching some pictures from the Internet we found about Halloween...we hope you enjoy them. Please write us back soon!!
Sorry for the late reply we have been very busy lately!
We will try to answer to all you questions as well as we can.
My name is Fraser I am in primary 7 to you that's year 6. There are only 3 people in my class, their names are Sam, Charlie and myself. Sam is 11, Charlie and I are both 10. We live in the north isles of Orkney it can be really cold up here but life is good.
Hello, I'm Charlie. You asked about uniforms. We don't have a uniform, but we can buy hoodies, polo shirts, hats etc. with our school logo on it. Our island is quite small - only about 500 people live here. There are lots of islands that make up Orkney.
Sam is busy just now so can't reply. Today we are having a triathlon - it had to be postponed from the end of last term. The weather today isn't great but we're trying hard to get our running and cycling done. We have a 15m swimming pool attached to the school which is very nice.
Bye from now,
Your friends in Primary Seven.
From: Room 2
Sanday Community School, Orkney, UK