Whole School Performance
It has been an extremely busy and exciting last week of term with the rehearsals and three amazing performances that the whole school took part in. All of the children have worked extremely hard learning lines, songs and not to mention dance moves and they did a brilliant job in showcasing their many talents. If you had the opportunity to see the production we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
Elm Class had a school trip visiting Burghley House to learn more about how life was in Tudor times. The children were all amazing, they changed into costumes, met William Cecil who told us all about how his life was and how he served the Queen. The children also learnt how to dance and play traditional Tudor games. They met the Doctor who showed the children some Tudor remedies.
Another busy week in Elm Class. In Numeracy, the children have been focusing on fractions and their equivalent to decimals and percentages. They also practised problem solving using their skills and knowledge turning fractions and decimals into percentages. For Literacy and Topic, the children were split into 5 groups to write playscripts from different scenes of Macbeth. Each group were able to act out their scene on Friday. In Science, we were learning about Isaac Newton's discovery on the colour spectrum.
Legacy Hockey Challenge - On Tuesday our whole school took part in Shona McCallin’s challenge by manoeuvring a ball around the course as many times as possible to see how much distance we could cover from our school to London. Our Bronze Ambassadors oversaw the day and worked very hard ensuring all the children and staff had fun completing the challenge. In Elm Class alone, we managed to achieve over 10,000m, and as a whole school we managed over a staggering 23,000m, a fantastic achievement! On Wednesday our Bronze Ambassadors went to William Hildyard Primary School to join them in their Collective Workship to pass on the Challenge.
The children had so much fun making their periscopes in Science this week. Working in pairs, they were given a set of instructions with minimum materials. They carefully followed each step to produce their periscopes.
Weeks 1 and 2
We have started our term looking at Shakespeare and Tudor Theatres. In Literacy, we are focusing on Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and different playscripts. The children are having lots of fun learning the art of performing and recreating scenes from Romeo and Juliet using our very own classroom Globe Theatre Stage. In Art, the children are investigating different artists from the Tudor period and have started to create some wonderful self portraits.