Last week Y5 visited the EIS in Sheffield. They were inspired by the facilities and performed at their best. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Mrs Russell hopes that the new Jessica Ennis is in her class!
Years 3 and 4 were entertained by a touring theatre company who are came into school the first week of February to perform the BFG. Inspired by the visit the Year 4 the children have created their own dreams for the BFG to blow into the children’s bedrooms. They are also creating a glossary of words to help understand the BFGs language. As well as this they are learning about the author Roald Dahl and writing a report about his life. Finally they will be creating BFG artwork imitating the style of Quentin Blake.
As part of the £5 blossom enterprise project, Class 7 planned and carried out a gingerbread sale for Valentine’s Day. Before the actual bake and sale Class 7 spent an afternoon planning. The finance section of the company worked out pricing and possible outlay and profit. The marketing team worked on advertising the product and produced a range of posters, which were distributed throughout school. The production team researched ideas for new recipes and located the best value ingredients. All of class 7 were involved in the bake. They made, decorated and packaged around 170 gingerbread hearts; these were then sold on the 14th at break time. Overall Class 7 made £90 profit. What do you think they will spend this money on?
Year 6 have had a whole term on a chocolate topic based around “Charlie and the chocolate factory”. They have read the book and watched the film to compare the two as well as taking part in corresponding activities based on each chapter and the different characters. They first made “chocolate journals” – a journal specifically for this unit. Inventing their own chocolate /candy bars really got their imaginations flowing. They came up with some wonderful ideas including a list of ingredients. The children have outdone themselves making some delicious chocolate goodies for their homework. The effort has been outstanding.
The ‘Manchester Actors Company’ visited school last month performing Shakespeare’s Macbeth for Years 5 and 6 courtesy of pupil premium funding. The children and staff were captivated by the fabulous performance. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the question and answer session that followed; it gave the children a real insight into the characters. Inspired by the play, the Year 6 children have produced some outstanding written work as well as some great pieces of art. “It was great I loved it!” Exclaimed Jack when he was asked what he thought of the performance.
King Custardcame to school to entertain both Key stage 1 and Foundation children. The puppet show was excellent and addressed areas of the curriculum in an effective, interactive way. The children could not contain their laughter throughout the whole show.“The children were ecstatic to say the least!” Stated Mrs Boston.
This term Family learning ran a short course for Foundation 2 and Key Stage 1 parents and carers to work with their children to make a story bag. We had 44 adults who worked really hard with their children to make some fantastic bags to go with a traditional story. In Year 2 we read traditional tales with a twist, Jack and the Bean Pie, Little Bad Riding Hood, The Three Frilly Goats Fluff and The New Neighbour (a twist on The Three Little Pigs). Foundation Stage and Year 1 children read the more traditional versions of the well known stories. Everyone decorated a bag, made puppets for the characters in their story, made a game to practise reading tricky words and wrote part of the story to match with a picture sequence.
Some children even managed to collect lots of objects to match with their story, such as a pack of turnip seeds and a pair of gardening gloves for The Enormous Turnip or a Gingerbread Man cutter and recipe card for The Gingerbread Man. The course ended with a celebration of all the hard work and the bags were on display to share with class teachers and Mrs Dobbin and Mrs Watson our Chair of Governors. The children were presented with certificates and they in turn presented their adult partner with a certificate too. We enjoyed cakes and drinks and some parents in Year 2 baked with their children for the event. Well done to everyone who came along and worked so hard whilst having fun!