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
On Wednesday, one hundred and forty three of us headed to The Lyceum Theatre to watch The Lion King. First, we stopped for lunch in Covent Garden and watched an escape act street artist, then we headed to the theatre for the main event. The show was breath-taking and the children were impeccably behaved. We … Continue reading
This term we have introduced our ‘Phonic working wall’ the children have enjoyed building and blending words. They have had fun playing teachers while sorting the red and green words. This week in maths we have been consolidating our learning of numbers to 20 by playing number bingo, counting out the given number and then … Continue reading
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
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.
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
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
Yr.6 considered the thoughts and prayers of a soldier in the WWI trenches; they then worked in groups to turn these thoughts into poems which they performed. Their poetry was very powerful!
Today was a sensory day in Owls. In Science we are learning about parts of the body and the 5 senses; touch, taste, hearing, smell and sight. When we came in the classroom we all took our shoes off and sat on blankets that were scattered around the room, this was fun as we got … Continue reading
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