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Friday 15th October 21: Yr4- Escape from Pompeii, by Mr Glen

Date: 15th Oct 2021 @ 12:35pm

Friday 15th October 21: Yr4- Escape from Pompeii

We had two brilliant sessions on our green screen filming of Pompeii today with Yr4. We started by looking at what we had already filmed in our LIVE BBC news reports and re-recorded some as they didn’t work in the edit. The children were brilliant and everyone took part taking on a specific role in role-play and participate in focused discussion while remaining in character. Whilst we were filming they used intonation when reading aloud the dialogue to camera, making sure to emphasise punctuation and inflection. They had to practise and rehearse sentences and scenes, using feedback on their performance from teachers and peers. I was amazed that I could just throw some of them in the “Deep end”, with no practise and they just improvised on the spot. WOW!!

The result is that we have some excellent reports and performances from yr4, and I cant wait to get it edited and show them their work. Well done!!!

 

Thursday 14th October 21: Yr6- The Wolf Wilder, by Mr Glen

Date: 14th Oct 2021 @ 2:21pm

Thursday 14th October 21: Yr6- The Wolf Wilder

Today Yr6 work really hard and were all totally brilliant. We went through the process and created a story board of what we are going to film. This was decided in the group and agreed. We started green screen filming of the scenes chosen to film and we also had children who became “Costume and Props” masters. We explored the use of green screen and the techniques and one of the children even came up with a fantastic solution to a film issue (Well done) which was brilliant.

I was amazed that they were able to follow complex directions/multi-step instructions without the need for repetition and they participate confidently in a range of different performances, role play exercises.

We were able to film different sections of film and we will review them next week when we start filming the final sections. Excellent work!!

Today Yr6 work really hard and were all totally brilliant. We went through the process and created a story board of what we are going to film. This was decided in the group and agreed. We started green screen filming of the scenes chosen to film and we also had children who became “Costume and Props” masters. We explored the use of green screen and the techniques and one of the children even came up with a fantastic solution to a film issue (Well done) which was brilliant.

I was amazed that they were able to follow complex directions/multi-step instructions without the need for repetition and they participate confidently in a range of different performances, role play exercises.

We were able to film different sections of film and we will review them next week when we start filming the final sections. Excellent work!!

Wednesday 13th October 21: Yr5- Ice trap- Shackleton’s Incredible Expedition, by Mr Glen

Date: 14th Oct 2021 @ 2:15pm

 

Wednesday 13th October 21: Yr5- Ice trap- Shackleton’s Incredible Expedition

Two amazing sessions with year 5 today. After we had warmed up, we continued exploring the incredible expedition made by Sir Ernest Shackleton. We start looking at the marking shots in front of the green screen from the last session, where they listened to the next part of the development of the project.

We started the principle green screen filming of the script, were the children had to become characters in the script. The children had to quickly remember dialogue and as a back up we had the words on cue cards. We also explored the use of green screen and the techniques and started to employ them in the film.

We are also creating the audio track for the film. This is done by recording audio narration from the script. This was a difficult process but the children excelled in to todays session.

 

Excellent work again from both groups as they used body language and the inflection of their voices to communicate to the audience. Cant wait to start next weeks session

Tuesday 12th October 21: Yr3- Stone Age Boy, by Mr Glen

Date: 14th Oct 2021 @ 2:09pm

Tuesday 12th October 21: Yr3- Stone Age Boy

Yr3 were brilliant today. We recapped on the last session, where they carefully watched the previous filming marking shots and listened to the next part of the development of the project. Yr5 were brilliant and followed all instructions and because of this we are exactly half way through the green screen filming of the book “Stone Age Boy”. This is difficult for any age but  the children become different elements in the story (Tree, animals, ETC) they all move together and participated in roles they had.

They also started our own audio recording of the story, reading the stories aloud, which we then recorded to create the beginning of our audio track for the film. Yr5 loved this.

Everyone today participate in role play tasks, showing an understanding of

character by choosing body language or inflection in their voices to indicate a person’s emotions in the story in both the filming and audio work.

Everyone took direction extremely well today, and I was amazed at how well the performed and waited as each scene was filmed or set up.

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 finish the filming of the rest of the book, and audio narration to film. When it is finished we will post online.

Thursday 7th October 21: Yr6- The Wolf Wilder, by Mr Glen

Date: 8th Oct 2021 @ 2:23pm

Thursday 7th October 21: Yr6- The Wolf Wilder

Today Yr6 work really hard and were all totally brilliant. We started green screen mark filming of the script, were the children had to become characters in the script. We also explored the use of green screen and the techniques that we will use to create our own silent movie of “The Wolf Wilder”.

We started by blocking a section of the piece and gave yr6 the opportunity to make improvements based on constructive feedback on their listening skills. They were able to follow complex directions/multi-step instructions without the need for repetition and they participate confidently in a range of different performances, role play exercises.

We were able to film different sections of the book as a rough edit cut and we will review them next week when we start filming for real. Excellent work!!

Wednesday 6th October 21: Yr5- Ice trap- Shackleton’s Incredible Expedition, by Mr Glen

Date: 8th Oct 2021 @ 12:48pm

Wednesday 6th October 21: Yr5- Ice trap- Shackleton’s Incredible Expedition

Two amazing sessions with year 5 today. After we had warmed up, and play our new game “Shackleton” based on the game “Pirates” we continued exploring the incredible expedition made by Sir Ernest Shackleton. We start looking at the scripted piece (that we will be performing later in class) from the last session, where they carefully listened to the next part of the development of the project and could answer questions that were posed. They followed all instructions and they can recognise when it is need to ask for additional information or clarification.

We started green screen mark filming of the script, were the children had to become characters in the script. We also explored the use of green screen and the techniques that we will use.

They had to rehearse reading the script aloud, which we then recorded to create the audio track for the film.

Everyone participated in role play, showing an understanding of

character by choosing body language or inflection in their voices or facial expressions to indicate a person’s emotions in the story.

Everyone took direction extremely well today, and I was amazed at how well the performed and waited as each scene was filmed or set up.

Excellent work again from both groups as they used body language and the inflection of their voices to communicate to the audience.

Tuesday 5th October 21: Yr3- Stone Age Boy, by Mr Glen

Date: 5th Oct 2021 @ 3:02pm

Tuesday 5th October 21: Yr3- Stone Age Boy

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

We started green screen filming of the book “Stone Age Boy”, were the children had to become different elements in the story (Tree, animals, ETC) they all move together and how to participate in a role.

They had to rehearse reading the stories aloud, which we then recorded to create the beginning of our audio track for the film.

Everyone today participate in role play tasks, showing an understanding of

character by choosing body language or inflection in their voices to indicate a person’s emotions in the story.

Everyone took direction extremely well today, and I was amazed at how well the performed and waited as each scene was filmed or set up.

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 continue to film the rest of the book, and audio narration to film.

Thursday 30th September 21: Yr6- The Wolf Wilder, by Mr Glen

Date: 30th Sep 2021 @ 3:25pm

Thursday 30th September 21: Yr6- The Wolf Wilder

Two exceptional session with Yr6 today. I was absolutely amazed at the level of work from both classes, and their input and creativity. We continued exploring back story of “The Wolf Wilder” and the subtext, set in the beginnings of the Russian revolution. The class listened very carefully and made fantastic contributions to the lesson or asked relevant questions on the topic, which help the group move one together. They activity engaged in the questioning and gave their own structed opinions and thoughts based on their learnt knowledge in the groups they were split in to and demonstrated brilliant team work and communication skills and all completed the tasks set. Next week we will be looking in to the setting (blocking) for our silent movie, based on the text. Excellent work by all.

Wednesday 29th September 21: Yr5- Ice trap- Shackleton’s Incredible Expedition, by Mr Glen

Date: 30th Sep 2021 @ 8:42am

Wednesday 29th September 21: Yr5- Ice trap- Shackleton’s Incredible Expedition

Two amazing sessions with year 5 today. We continued exploring the incredible expedition made by Sir Ernest Shackleton, where the class listened very carefully and made contributions to the lesson or asked relevant questions on the topic. They activity engaged in the questioning and gave their own structed opinions and thoughts based on their learnt knowledge. Our warm up game “Shackleton” is designed to warm up the body and the mind, as it helps the children focus on the tasks and the subject matter. All of the children then took part in the 3rd draft reading of our script and they contributed and collaborated in the editing of the script to make it more suitable to the speech of a Yr5. I was totally blown away in how supportive the classes were with each other and help others with words or with other needs in the group.

Excellent work year 5, next week we start filming.

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.

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

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!!

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!

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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