Preston Park Primary

Year 6

A day in a life of...

A day in a life of Mr Kenney

Dear Year 6,

I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the unusually amazing weather – I know I am. Hopefully, we are all able to see each other again at the end of the year and celebrate the brilliant job you have done throughout your time in Year 6 and primary school as a whole. Until then, keep active, try your best at your home learning and soak up the sun!

The last few weeks have been busy for my wife and I. We have moved to the south coast of England, in West Sussex, and got a dog last month to boot! We have wanted to have a dog for a long time but have been unable until we got our new home. Otis is an energetic and adorable two-year-old Siberian Husky. His copper coat and heterochromatic eyes are uncommon in this breed but he is all husky, I can assure you of that!

Each morning, I get up to let him out around 6am and then we go on a long walk. I’m lucky now to live much closer to nature. We’re only a few minutes from the beach and Otis loves running by the coast. I spend my days planning lessons and doing other teacher stuff, practicing a bit of piano or guitar and then get dinner ready. In the evenings, after dinner, we go on another walk usually in the countryside. It’s great having a dog; it’s brought more life into our home, and activity with it. I’ve been averaging 16k steps a day and feeling great!

Huskies tend to prefer a meat-based diet as they are closer to wolves than most dogs and their tummies aren’t well-adapted to starchy foods. He loves raw meat, oily fish like mackerel and sardines and even loves his vegetables too: his favourite are asparagus and broccoli. A couple of times a week we also give him a raw egg on his dinner - which I know is completely disgusting - but he absolutely loves it.

I hope to see you all soon! Take care 😊

A day in a life of Miss Devji

Dear Year 6,

I hope you and your families are well during this time. These past six weeks have been challenging as I have had to adapt to working from home, just like all of you. However, the sun has been shining and I’ve made myself quite comfortable in my make-shift garden office – it is from this special place that I work productively. Sometimes, working from home can be very difficult – the distractions are endless! I have found that establishing a routine lends itself well to being productive.

When I’m not working, I love spending time with my family. Last week, I baked my first ever cake for my younger brother’s birthday – it was delicious if I do say so myself! It had a vanilla sponge with butter-cream frosting – utterly scrumptious! 

Finally, I am thrilled to inform you that I’ve made a new friend! Several weeks ago, as I worked tirelessly in the garden, tapping away at my keyboard and making calls, a cat leapt onto the table. At first, I was alarmed and shooed her away. However, overtime, I have found myself looking forward to her daily visits. She’s very playful and enjoys rolling around on the lawn. 

Keep being productive and above all, stay safe.

Miss Devji