Year 5 spent this afternoon completing their fun run event on Chorleywood Common. They showed incredible support by cheering on every member of the class and helping them over the line. It was wonderful to see some children demonstrating such a positive attitude and pushing themselves to complete two circuits of the course.
Year 5 and 6 blew us away with their stunning performances of Shakespeare. It was so incredible to see how hard the children worked, how many risks they took and how well they supported each other to put together such a brilliant evening for everybody. I was so proud of every child, the commitment they made to their learning and the enthusiasm they showed for Shakespeare and acting
What a fantastic evening at Watersmeet Theatre yesterday, where Year 5 and 6 captured the audience with their performances of Julius Caesar and Macbeth. Throughout the weeks all the children have been working extremely hard in understanding their plays, learning their lines, taking risks, learning as a team and this was evident from their performances. Thank you to everyone involved in creating memories the children will treasure for a long time.
Today members of our school council and representatives from each class visited the Palace of Westminster. We travelled by public bus to the station and then hopped on the tube to Westminster. On the way back the children shared their most inspiring/surprising/though provoking moment of the day. Their responses were wonderful to hear.
“I was surprised that the Queen puts her own crown on” (at the state opening of Parliament)
“We got to go to parts that the Queen isn’t allowed in”
“We saw the marks Black Rod makes at the state opening of Parliament”
“They didn’t finish the paintings in the robe room so after 16 years hung paintings instead”
“Parts were so gold and very posh”
“I can’t believe how old the hall was, it was built in 1097”
“The most interesting part was the secret door to the Queen’s private toilet!”
Here are some photos; due to tight security we were only able to take photos in a few areas of the Palace of Westminster.
We started learning a new song today. It’s always tricky when you sing a song for the first time but it always amazes me how quickly they grow on you. You can learn the song by watching the video below. Remember, this is a youtube video, so you must ask permission from whoever looks after you before watching it.
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!
It was great to see so many learners yesterday afternoon, stopping and looking at a picture and then generating lots of mathematical vocabulary.
Thank you to the Chatty Maths Leaders for there introduction to Chatty Maths, year 6 for supporting the organisation and parents and carers for allowing us to learn together.
We are looking forward to learning with you all again next Friday afternoon!
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?
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…