SL Y1 had fun with the new playground markings to make human clocks.
Y3/4 are starting Literacy lessons about a book called Leon and the Place Between. The staff wanted to get the children thinking about the fair- sights, smells, sounds, etc
So they set the classroom up with food stalls (real popcorn), hook a duck, coconut shy, juggling, hoopla, tight rope walking. They had fairground music and a photo reel of fairground icons. They children had no idea this was going to be in their classrooms, they were just given two tickets and money to spend. Whilst experiencing the fair they had to contribute to ideas about the fair on big sheets of paper. There was also a table with objects on which were clues about a character- cloak, top hat, wand, rabbit, secret box- what character would you guess?
The children made some great predictions about the book from this and we hope they enjoy working with the text as much as they did being drawn into the fairground experience.
To celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, the whole school have been learning about his work. We had a Shakespeare assembly and listened to lots of his plays. Children in Key Stage 2 produced some fantastic work which was set out in the hall for all of the children to enjoy.
In preparation for our SATs in the next few weeks, we have been revising possessive pronouns ready for our spelling, punctuation and grammar test as we were getting confused with how to find and change them in a sentence. We were joined by a teddy from reception class, who helped us to identify when to use ours, theirs, his, hers and my! We discussed who the teddy belonged to, by changing the proper nouns in our sentences to possessive pronouns. Many of the Year 6s wished the teddy was ‘theirs’!
Today some receptions included ‘the astronaut Tim Peake’ in their world in a bucket!
We are doing a quite lengthy project based on the book ‘Billy’s Bucket’ during which we will be making postcards from our holiday in our bucket land, walking to the shop to buy a stamp and post them home to mums and dads, and seeing how long they take to arrive back at home.