Crew Gerrard final blog (16/7/21)

Here is a letter to Crew Gerrard!

Dear Crew Gerrard,

Today was our last day with each other and I think it’s crazy how fast, but slow this year has gone. We have almost had a full year, but have been interrupted again by COVID-19. We started the year off as just 16 and have ended the year with 9 extra additions to make 25. 

Since September, we have introduced HoWLs (work hard, get smart and be kind) and I think we have all improved in this area. We started our Expeditionary learning journey by making a brochure about your community and answered the guiding question ‘What does the Carcroft Community have to offer? ‘ I remember the fun we had delivering these brochures around the village in miserable weather, but that didn’t dampen our spirits. 

Then came the time after Christmas, when we were closed several times, half were at home and half were at school. How crazy was that? Before Easter, we were all put together and I wouldn’t change that at all. Yes, you have been chatty and a little bit mad, but that’s all added to the fun!

Our second Expedition was the coolest one and I think the one we all enjoyed the most. We started this off with the hacker, which helped set the tone and excitement for the rest of this Expedition. How many school’s get to graffiti and then put it up in a shopping centre? You guys are really lucky and should be proud of the mural that you produced, with all of your own little touches! You have all become much more confident writers and mathematicians, along with getting better at reading. 

We are really proud to have been your teachers and have had a lot of fun along the way. Yes, there have been some daft choices, but we all make mistakes and hopefully we will learn from them. You have also helped us through some really tough times, like when we had COVID, the car crash and when I lost my Nanna. You helped cheer us up during these times and I cannot thank you enough for that – you really were Crew.

We want to end the year with a bit of fun, which was a water fight. I know the adults definitely won…

A final thank you to the parents for all of the support during a strange year. You have helped us all out and that is what Crew is all about. Enjoy your summer Crew Gerrard and make sure you have the tonnes of fun – stay safe and make the most of it before Year 6!


Mr G and Mrs Gilliland 😆

P.S. – Here is a video of our time together!