Parents of Year 3 Dear Parents Welcome to the second half of the Spring Term. Below are some details of what we will be covering this term. Most aspects of the curriculum will be taught through topic teaching. Our main topic is going to be the Tudors with a special focus on Explorers and looking … Continue reading
Today the whole of KS2 were lucky enough to go down to the Quarter House and see our fabulous Drama Club perform two different versions of A Midsummer Nights Dream. They were amazing! Everyone knew their lines and the acting was superb. As a Year 3 pupil noted the narrators read with real expression. The … Continue reading
This week Yr.6 have been writing scripts based on the Greek myth ‘Thesues and the Minotaur.’ In Ancient Greece plays were narrated by a chorus who sung the story. Year 6 also did this, some of them managed to weave some modern day songs to create a point, others wrote their own to well known tunes. … Continue reading
In Literacy Yr.6 have been looking at Greek myths. This afternoon they worked in groups to read a myth and present it to the class. These included Daedalus and Icarus, Persephone and the Pomegranete Seeds, The Wooden Horse of Troy, Jason and the Golden fleece and Perseus and Medusa. The presentations were very creative.
As part of our work in Literacy, we have been focussing on explanation texts this week. Groups of children ‘pitched’ their ideas for future inventions to the class, with some impressive explanations!
Kic theatre today was just as much fun as usual. In year 4 we thought about our Europe topic whilst participating in drama activities. Ian, who is amazing, encouraged the children to think about what they would need to travel in Europe, what modes of transport they might use and about some of the activities … Continue reading
Last Friday we were able to use the Ipads to help us improve our handwriting skills. The program we use is called ‘Crazy Cursive’ and it was great fun following the pen around the letters. The program even helps us to join letters together.
Yesterday, Yr.6 went to watch the film ‘Wonder’ at Folkestone Cinema. They gave it a standing ovation at the end which shows how good it was. The film was mainly true to the book but there was lots of discussion as to why they had left some parts out and why they had changed others. We … Continue reading
Last week, Year 5 & 6 headed to the Quarter House to a talk by M.G Leonard the author of Beetle Boy and Beetle Queen. She was fantastic holding both children and teachers entranced through the whole of her talk. May Leonard told us how she had begun her career as an author and all … Continue reading
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