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Tuesday 28th September 21: Yr3- Stone Age Boy, by Mr Glen

Date: 28th Sep 2021 @ 3:10pm

Tuesday 28th September 21: Yr3- Stone Age Boy

Yr3 were brilliant today. We learnt more about the time period and recapped on the last session, where they carefully listened to the next part of the development of the project and could answer questions in the agreed format. They followed all instructions and they have started to recognise when it is need to ask for additional information or clarification.

We played our warm up game, that is designed to increase listening skills and to help children in the decision-making process and to get them focused on the task ahead.

We started a blocking rehearsal of the book “Stone Age Boy”, were the children had to become different elements in the story (Tree, animals, ETC) and we looked at how they move together and how to participate in a role. This was then peer evaluated with WWW (what went well) and EBi (even better if..). From this the children are learning how to use feedback to improve their performance.

Excellent work again from both groups as they used body language and the inflection of their voices to communicate to the audience. Next week we will start to block out the rest of the book, and start to film.

New to F2 September 2021, by Mrs Harris

Date: 25th Sep 2021 @ 11:06pm

New to F2

The children in Foundation 2 have had a brilliant few weeks settling into school 🏫

They have loved exploring the outdoor area, singing songs 🎶 🎵 dancing 🕺💃 and joining in with lots of different activities in the classroom.

We are all looking forward to the year ahead! A super start F2!

New to F1 September 2021, by Mrs Harris

Date: 25th Sep 2021 @ 11:02pm

F1 2s

The children have all started to settle in really well 😊 We are loving getting to know the children and their little personalities 👬👫👭

Music 🎶 and song 🎵 time has been a big hit within the 2 year old room 

The children have been keen to join in and have enjoyed showing us some of their own dance moves 💃🕺💃🕺 

We are slowly starting to introduce circle time and have some topics in place to explore, which will bring about some exciting new activities 😀 

 

Last week we enjoyed:

•sand / water play

•puddle splashing out on the big playground & visit to edible garden 

•musical instruments and dancing to the music

•Painting

•playdough

School Council 2021, by Mrs Harris

Date: 25th Sep 2021 @ 10:59pm

“I have learned you are never too small to make a difference.” - Greta Thunberg

What is School Council?

The School Council is a group of children who meet regularly to discuss issues within the school. There is one Children’s School Councillor from each class in F2, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Why do we have a Children’s School Council?

•To empower children to have a voice.

•To improve the school according to the children's point of view.

•To make sure each class has a platform to voice their opinions.

•To discuss and raise issues.

 

Our School Council representatives 

F2 - Orla and Teddy

Year 1 - Zain and Zofia

Year 2 - Ollie, Thea and Halle

Year 3 - Martyna and Mason

Year 4 - Owen and Katelyn

Year 5 - Olivia and Noah

Year 6 - Liam and Aeva

Yr 6 Drama Club 23rd September 21, by Mr Glen

Date: 24th Sep 2021 @ 3:18pm

Absolutely brilliant 1st session with year 6 tonight. We played some games and started to look and act out three different Pantomimes. Amazingly silly fun 

Friday 24th September21: Yr4- Escape from Pompeii, by Mr Glen

Date: 24th Sep 2021 @ 1:57pm

Friday 24th September21: Yr4- Escape from Pompeii

We had our third sessions on Pompeii today with Yr4. We started with a warm up and a game and then we looked at current news reports from the volcanic eruption in the Canary Islands and compared them to the event in Pompeii in 79AD. Each class had to divide in to four/five groups and they had to create a live BBC news report of the events in Pompeii during the eruption. Each person interviewed had to have a “back story” and a real name from Pompeii and put a back story to their newly created character. Good strong work from Yr4 cannot wait for next weeks session. Well done Yr4

F2 - Development Matters 2021, by Mrs Harris

Date: 23rd Sep 2021 @ 10:21pm

In July the DfE published a revised version of Development Matters, the government's non-statutory curriculum guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

The DfE have stated that changes to content are minor and providers will not need to alter any planning based on the September 2020 version that they may have already made.

You can download your own copy here ⬇️⬇️⬇️

"Minor changes include: updated links, making minor tweaks to wording for clarification purposes, updates to the Introduction and Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning sections to ensure the wording is aligned with the aims of the reforms and reflects the most recent research and evidence ensuring the document is accessible, inclusive, and easier to navigate which includes a new design, layout and colour coding.

No major changes have been made to the curriculum guidance under the seven areas of learning and therefore this update should not impact planning based on the early adopter version of Development Matters."

Tuesday 21st September 21: Drama Club Yr5, by Mr Glen

Date: 23rd Sep 2021 @ 3:21pm

Thursday 23rd September 21: Yr1- Allan's Big Scary Teeth, by Mr Glen

Date: 23rd Sep 2021 @ 3:19pm

Thursday  23rd September 21: Yr1- Allan's Big Scary Teeth

Today was another brilliant session with Yr1 and they loved it. We did our warm up song We played some listening games (Musical Statues) and read our book “Alan's Big Scary Teeth”. The children could recall items from the story and even remembered extra bits from the pictures.So proud of them and they all worked so hard and were brilliant. I also had some of the children up to lead the songs and dances (Josie, Ava, Zain, Ivy, Eliza) and Baby Shark was simply amazing. We finish as we always do with "Hop little Bunnies". Absolutly love Thursday Afternoons.

Thursday 23rd September 21: Yr6- The Wolf Wilder, by Mr Glen

Date: 23rd Sep 2021 @ 12:53pm

Thursday 23rd September 21: Yr6- The Wolf Wilder

Today Yr6 work really hard and were all totally brilliant. It was the second time that we had the class together in two sessions (one for each class) and they were amazing. We looked at the text and the themes of the book, and also at the sub-text of the story and got them to recall key points in the book. After a warm up and a game, we started to explore the idea of status and who it changes throughout the book. We broke out in to group and start to construct our descriptive words, which will form the basis of our soundscape. As we are still reading the book, we speculated on the possible outcome in the chapters to come. Yr6 listened extremely well to the instructions and everyone worked hard and joined in, with a lot of laughs too. Excellent work!!

Wednesday 22nd September 21: Yr5- Ice trap- Shackleton’s Incredible Expedition, by Mr Glen

Date: 22nd Sep 2021 @ 12:49pm

Wednesday 22nd September 21: Yr5- Ice trap- Shackleton’s Incredible Expedition

Two amazing sessions with year 5 today. After the children had warmed up and played our new game “Shackleton” based on the game “Pirates”, they continued to explore the incredible expedition made by Sir Ernest Shackleton using video clips and sound recordings. The children then sat together and started looking at a scripted piece. Following this, the children participated in their first “read through” in preparation for a class performance later this month.

There was excellent reading and great concentration from all today!

The children also created their own word banks using a range of descriptive language. These will form the basis of their “soundscape” .

Well done year 5!!

Tuesday 21st September 21: F2- singing, Dancing and stories, by Mr Glen

Date: 22nd Sep 2021 @ 8:53am

Tuesday 21st September 21: F2- singing, Dancing and stories

Today F2 had their third drama session. They warmed up to "Five little Joey's" and played a fun game of "Rockets".

The session then focused on this week's story- "Alan's Big, Scary Teeth", which the children really enjoyed listening to. The children then got into character and acted out freeze frames from the text. The children worked really hard and produced some fantastic freeze frames! Well done F2!

 

Tuesday 21st September 21: Yr3- Stone Age Boy, by Mr Glen

Date: 22nd Sep 2021 @ 8:46am

Tuesday 21st September 21: Year 3- Stone Age Boy

Year 3 were brilliant today! The children started the session by learning more about 'The Stone Age' and recapped what was covered in their previous session. The children discussed the evolution of the 'cave man' to the 'modern man' and recreated this transition as they walked around the room. 

The children were then given different scenarios that they had to cast and direct themselves, the children had to act out the scenarios without using any language and the rest of the class had to guess what they were doing. Both groups used body language to communicate to their audience. Next week we will start using the text to create a short script to perform.

Good work today everyone! Pictures to follow.....

Monday 20th September 21: F1- Fun with Friends, by Mr Glen

Date: 22nd Sep 2021 @ 8:45am

Monday 20th September 21: F1- Fun with Friends

Today we had our first drama sessions with the children in F1 and they were absolutely wonderful! We had two sessions, the first in the morning and the second in the afternoon. We got to know each other through games, dancing, stories and song. We had such a great time, I can’t wait for next week! Pictures to follow........

Thursday 16th September 21: Yr1- Alfie and Annie-Rose Stories, by Mr Glen

Date: 17th Sep 2021 @ 8:29am

Thursday 16th September 21: Yr1- Alfie and Annie-Rose Stories

Today was the second session with Yr1 and they loved it.

The children warmed up with a song and dancedto “Rock your Bear”. The children then played some listening games and listened to “Alfie gets in First”. The children could recall items from the story and even remembered extra bits from the pictures!

All the children were brilliant and worked really hard! Well done Year 1!

Thursday 16th September 21: Yr6- The Wolf Wilder, by Mr Glen

Date: 17th Sep 2021 @ 8:28am

Thursday 16th September 21: Year 6- The Wolf Wilder

Today Year 6 worked really hard. The children began their session by discussing the themes of the book and the sub-text of the story. After some warm up games, the children started to move around the room and created a moving tableau of the riot in St Petersburg. Yr6 listened extremely well to the instructions, everyone worked hard and all children joined in. There was a lot of laughing too! Excellent work!!

Performing Arts, by Miss Flynn

Date: 15th Sep 2021 @ 5:26pm

Drama with Mr Glen

The GIF(t) of Drama — Interactive Schools

Today Year 5 worked with Mr Glen in the drama study. After we had warmed up, we continued exploring the incredible expedition made by Sir Ernest Shackleton. We have been looking at diary entries, photographs and films of the event. Using these, we recreated scenes and performed them for the rest of the class using sound effects and thought tracking. Next week we will start looking at the scripted elements. Excellent work by all today. Well done year 5

Yr2 -The Owl who was afraid of the dark, by Mr Glen

Date: 15th Sep 2021 @ 3:40pm

Wednesday 15th September 21: Yr2 -The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark

Three amazing sessions with Year 2 this afternoon. 

After a quick warm up game, the children began the session by recapping the story- The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark. The children were then put into groups and each group was given a different part of the story.

The children then acted out their section of the story and the rest of the class guessed what section they were.

The children had never done this before, yet listened to their cues and acted wonderfully.

Well done Year Two, Well done.

Yr5 Ice trap- Shackleton’s Incredible Expedition, by Mr Glen

Date: 15th Sep 2021 @ 3:39pm

Wednesday 15th September 2021

Year 5 Ice trap- Shackleton’s Incredible Expedition

After the children had warmed up,  we read and discussed diary entries, photographs and films of the event. Using this, the children recreated scenes and performed these for the rest of the class using sound effects and thought tracking.

Next week we will start looking at the scripted elements. Excellent work by all today. Well done year 5!

Year 3 WB 13.09.21 Spellings, by Miss Hanton-Wise

Date: 15th Sep 2021 @ 8:25am

Y2 Spellings, by Mrs Schultz

Date: 14th Sep 2021 @ 9:53pm

Y2 Weekly Spellings

F2 Singing and Dancing, by Mr Glen

Date: 14th Sep 2021 @ 3:04pm

Tuesday 14th September

F2 Singing and Dancing

Today F2 had a lot of fun singing and dancing. Once the children were warmed up, they played a listening game of "Musical Status" - there was lots of laughter! We danced to Chu Chu Wa and Head, Shouders, Knees and Toes.... which gradually got faster and faster.

The children also listened to a story, which they loved!

There was so much laughter and energy!

Well down everyone!!!! 

Yr 3 Stone Age Boy, by Mr Glen

Date: 14th Sep 2021 @ 12:39pm

Tuesday 14th September 21: Yr3- Stone Age Boy

Excellent session with Year 3.

Today we recapped on the rules of the class and did a warm up activity and game. After everyone was warm and a ready, we recapped the story and started our journey in to the Stone Age.

In groups we recreated pictures of the stone age and improvised different scenarios in a “Freeze”.

In their groups (each with a Team Leader and Deputy) they were give four different scenarios and then acted them out to the rest of the class. They had:

  • In a school for stone age children: Learning how to make flint Spears
  • On the hunt for a deer: You have to slowly circle it and then throw your spears
  • Trying to catch fish by a river: Slowly look for the fish and then quickly throw your spear and get it. Some do, some don’t.
  • Sleeping by a fire at night: You wake up and hear an animal trying to creep in and attack. Use your noise and spears to scare it off.

They brought them to life using their own made up “Stone Age” language and asked the other groups if they could guess what they were doing. Excellent work in team work, communication, concentration and cooperation today!

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