Year 6 have really enjoyed reading ‘Fuzzy Mud’ by Louis Sachar this term. In some of their computing lessons they have worked to create a book trailer combining pictures, images and text to advertise the book. They certainly make you want to read it! See which video persuades you to pick up the book! … Continue reading
To culminate their work on the book ‘Fuzzy Mud’ by Louis Sachar Yr.6 made Fuzzy Mud slime. As slime is very popular at the moment, we have some ‘slime experts’ in our class. Each table had their own ‘slime expert’ who led the creation of the Fuzzy Mud. Some were more successful than others but everyone … Continue reading
Earlier this week St Mary’s School invited our Year 4 to watch their Year 4s perform the Wizard of Oz at the Leas Cliff Hall, so this afternoon we went to enjoy the show. The children enjoyed watching the performance and behaved very well, sitting extremely quietly and being supportive of the cast.
Last Thursday Year 3 transformed into Tudors. We came into school in amazing Tudor costumes before learning about the foods that were eaten during Tudor times. We learnt that the rich and poor had very different diets! We had a go at making our own butter which was actually quite delicious and made our own … Continue reading
As part of our World Book Day celebrations we had a visit from Wendy Shakespeare, the children’s editorial manager from Penguin Books. She worked with Yr.3 and Yr.6. Each class learnt a little about a publisher’s job and the books that she had worked on. They then took part in a quiz involving listening comprehension, … Continue reading
Today was World Book Day, to celebrate everyone dressed up a character from their favourite book. As you can see we had some amazing costumes! Each class showed their costumes to the whole school. We also all went to the bookshop to spend our World Book Day tokens, every child was able to ‘pay’ for … 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!