The children had Front Row music in today to show us how easy it can be to learn how to learn the Ukulele - and how cool it can be! Even the teachers participated in playing some pop songs and demonstrating their air guitar moves!!
As part of our project The Sea, year one have been investigating the exciting story of Grace Darling who rescued nine people from the raging sea in a daring rescue in 1838. We decided to make our own lighthouses similar to the one where Grace lived with her family on The Farne Islands. We used paint and collage to create our super lighthouses!
We had another very successful reading morning today in Foundation and the children loved sharing books with their grown ups. We look forward to these mornings every week and are so pleased that so many of take part in them. They happen every Friday from 8.30 - 9.00. Thank you to everyone who came this morning and we hope to see lots of you here next week.
Some children from year 4/5 and 6 all went to watch 'The Little Mermaid' performed by the Northern Ballet Company.
It was insipring to see the dancers performing as well as their beautiful costumes, make and scenery. The Ballet was accompanied by a live orchestra which we could see beneath us. It was an amazing experience and has hopefully inspired some of our children to become a part of the dance, music and theatrical world in the future.
The tale loosely followed the well known 'Disney' version, however there were a few twists and a very unexpected ending! Here is a link to more of what the Northen Ballet Comapny do, including so behind the scenes videos:
A big congratulations to our most recent Aspire Trophy Winners, all of whom have worked really hard to achieve the best results possible in their learning throughout the week.
Well done keep up the good work!
Year 3 have been taking part in their Stone Age ignite day! The children had the opportunity to come in dressed up as cave men and women. Then we took part in some fantastic activities! Firstly, we went on a scavenger hunt around the school to gather information cards about what cavemen used to eat. We found out lots about how they collected and foraged for berries and plants. Then we created our own origami mammoths and cavemen which was a real challenge that we overcame! We also had the opportunity to complete some cave art! We had the opportunity to create some clay houses and clay caves that the people would have lived in. What an exciting start to the project it has been!
As part of our topic this term 'Magical Worlds', Year 4 took a magical trip to Harry Potter Studios in Watford. A short film introduced us to the tour featuring the main characters themselves. Then we were let loose to explore stage sets, prop displays, interactive special effects; all revealing the secrets behind the magic. We were able to take part in some activities involving broomsticks and there were plenty of photo opportunities. Then after lunch, we explored the animatronics and make-up designs within the Creature Effects workshop, which featured iconic Harry Potter film creatures. We were all amazed at the work that went into filming the movies and all had a brilliant day out.