Cast Workshop

Today, Year 5 and 6 visited the theatre where they will perform their Shakespeare plays. They thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, which was run by two actors. We spent time working on a small section of our play, trying out new ideas and seeing how they looked. I was so impressed by the ability of our children to take risks and explore ideas even while on a stage in a real theatre. Come and see our finished productions on 2nd November!

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Julius Caesar

Rehearsals in Year 5 are well under way. The class have been incredibly creative with their ideas and have taken risks to try new things and suggest ideas. They’re finding learning the lines quite hard. What could help them to learn their lines?

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Stig of the Dump

Year 5 have done a very impressive job of picking up on their learning from the end of Year 4. We acted out our stories to remind us of our learning and then took time and care over the drafting and editing process. We have finally written our version of what happens next in Stig of the Dump and they are ready to be posted to the original author. I wonder what he will think of our versions…

 

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The Smallest Theatre in the World

Today, in Literacy, Year 4 explored Stig of the Dump using ‘The Smallest Theatre in the World’. They all directed one actor exploring the feelings, actions and reactions of the character. They were incredibly engaged and it was amazing to hear such varied suggestions and to hear some children linking these effectively to the text we had been reading

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Stig of the Dump

To start their exploration of Stig of the Dump, Year 4 identified all the clues about the setting in the first two pages of the text. They then used these to make their own chalk pits. They were brilliant at hunting through the text for clues about the setting and coming up with ideas for the resources they could use. They then used this learning to start writing sentences which evoked the atmosphere of the pit. Some of the language they have used is incredible. Each group has something to be really proud of. I have picked just a few to share.

“The sticks, jagged and splintered, grabbed hold of the crumbly earth tightly.” Rihanna

“Bit by bit, the litter, abandoned and worthless, cracked while the jagged fence crumbled up.” Matthew and Francie

“The creeper, withered and aged, furiously, whistled like a hawk.” Orla and Andrei

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Pirate’s Gold

In Maths, Year 4 had to carry out accurate additions in order to win as much pirate treasure as possible. They were brilliant at estimating their answer to ensure they were correct and nearly emptied the treasure pot! They showed enormous focus on their learning.

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A Balanced Meal

Year 4 have been acting as personal trainers for some needy clients. They looked into their client’s diet and were horrified by the amount of sugar being consumed. They set about designing some balanced meals to help improve the diets. They worked brilliantly together to create realistic looking food using all sorts of resources including paper, dough and sponge. They demonstrated enormous focus for their learning today.

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