Check out our first edition of the Roving Reporters news! It was really interesting coming round to interview you all. Keep watch for future editions published here!
Read Issue 1 Here
In Year 6, we have begun studying 'The Scottish Play.' We have started reading the story of Macbeth. To help us understand the play a little better, we took part in the BBC Shakespeare Live Lesson and did some freeze frames of our own. Over the coming weeks we will be exploring the character of Macbeth and considering the hideous witches influences on his actions. Through drama and art, we will investigate the moral consequences of Macbeth's actions. Was becoming King really worth all the bloodshed?
On Thursday 30th November, the Year 6 girls netball team took part in an Aspire Netball competition against St Monica's and Giffard Park schools. It was the first competitive game that any of the girls had played and they did extremely well. All of the girls had a fantastic time, despite the cold weather, and are looking forward to the next matches in the New Year.
Rosie, our Year 6 Sports Ambassador said, ' It was fun but it was really chilly. I can't wait to play again.'
Year 6 were shocked to find the local school attacked during the night by the German Air Force. We will publish our news reports in due course once our roving reporters return from the scene!
This half term, Mr Dixon's class have been working with local potter, Andy Macdermot to make poppies out of pottery. Linked to our project on WWII, the children spent time understanding the significance of the poppy and creating their own. Below are the fruits of their labour.
This week, Year 6 have been writing news reports on Neville Chamberlain's announcement of WWII in Goodnight Mr Tom. We have been looking at the way in which the different characters feel about war and the differences in the way they speak.
Below is Zahara's work, where she has beautifully described the feeling in the village of Little Weirwold.
As part of our project on WWII, Year 6 visited Duxford Air Museum in Cambridgeshire.
Yesterday, Year 5 and 6 were fortunate to have some very special visitors. Mike K, Christine S and Professor Lynch visited to talk about their lives and achievements. They are part of an organisation called Global Outreach which is designed to show young people that anything is possible with enough hard work and determination. It aims to help integration across the community through a variety of outreach programs.
Professor Lynch, who used to be the Queen Mother's Gynecologist (and delivered the future King of England, Prince George) talked to the children about his humble upbringing and how his hard work and dedication had led him to become the leading authority in preventing hemorrhages during child birth.
The children finished the day feeling thoroughly inspired by the people they had met.
Henry, Year 6 said, 'I enjoyed learning about Professor Lynch's life and being able to meet people with a similar background to me who had gone on to be so successful.'
Liam, Year 6 said,'I loved seeing the artifacts from around the world and learning about how sculptures were often used instead of written words to express feelings. It was really interesting.'