Conscience Alleys

Yesterday, as part of their work on Michael Morpurgo, Yr.6 took part in conscience alleys.  They took on the role of the character in the story and listened to their conscience (their classmates) debating their options as they walked down the alley. This helped them decide which decisions to make.  There was some excellent reasoning going Continue reading

Hop Farm Trip

As a culmination to their work on War Horse, Yr.6 visited the Hop Farm to work with two draught horses; a shire horse called Cruiser and a Dutch Draught horse called Lottie.  They were taught about the harnesses, what each part is used for and shown how to harness a draught horse ready for work.  Following Continue reading

War Horse Canvases

Yr.6 painted Joey and Topthorn today onto canvases.  Everyone concentrated really hard on getting the characteristics right for their horse using knowledge from the story.  We’re sure you will agree their finished pieces look stunning and certainly brighten up the classroom.  

War Horse Poetry

As part of their work on War Horse Yr.6 have written several types of poetry.  They would like to share some of these with you.  The first set of videos are a soldier writing a poem to their horse which has died in battle, these show the strength of bond between the soldiers and their horses.  Continue reading

War Horse – Film

Yesterday Yr.6 enjoyed watching the film version of War Horse.  Afterwards we had a debate trying to persuade each other which version was better: the book, the film or the play.  There were some great points on each side.  We also discussed differences between the versions, why they were there and if they added to Continue reading

War Horse Trip

As part of their Literacy work on War Horse, year five and six went to the Marlowe to watch the musical.  Everyone had a great time, the sound effects, puppets and acting held all the children entranced and even made them jump at times!  Afterwards the children were avidly discussing the differences between the book and  play versions Continue reading

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