Charles Dickens Eisteddfod 2017

It’s the time of year again when it’s time for the Eisteddfod! This year’s edition was yet another fantastic celebration of the artistic and creative talents our school has to offer. During our annual Eisteddfod, we witnessed amazing recitals, musical performances, songs, dances and a wide variety of homework competitions.

 

Well done to everyone who took part and a special well done to all of our prize winners! Make sure you enter lots of competitions next year so you’re in for a chance of a prize!

 

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The Barnaby Class Odyssey

Last week, Barnaby Class presented a wonderful assembly to the rest of the school. We all crammed ourselves into the amphitheater which was the top hall to watch a show!

Charles Dickens was under attack from a host of Greek monsters, sent to get revenge on the school by Ariadne and Calista (Amina and Olivia) but luckily Ms Buchanan (Riham) recruited a band of heroes to save the day. Just in time, Chronos (Joel) turned up to adjudicate a spelling bee and a shape quiz which decided the fate of the school.

A special mention must also go to Precious’s amazing Medusa outfit and to Toni’s cameo as little-known Greek beast Octodeath!

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Oliver COOL!

Today, we were treated to a wonderful production of the book ‘Gregory Cool’ by Caroline Binch. Oliver Class retold the story of a young city boy visiting his family in Tobago. At first, he really wasn’t keen on life in the Caribbean but after some exciting events he quickly grew to like the wildly different way of life.

Well done to everyone in Oliver, it certainly was exceptionally cool!

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Pickwick Election Fever!

This week, KS2 witnessed a wonderful assembly which exhibited democracy in almost its highest level. We were told all about what an election is and how it works. We were also introduced to three budding party leaders for their respective parties.

In an effort to bolster their support in the upcoming general elections, the three parties presented their party political broadcasts. Each of the videos outlined the issues each of the parties most wanted to tackle.

Well done to everyone involved and good luck on 8th June!

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Year 5 Jazz Workshop Project

On Friday, Year 5 put on the most spectacular Jazz performance. It was a culmination of an intense 5 day project working with the supremely talented Pete Letanka, learning about the fundamentals of music through Jazz. The children of Year 5, in such a short period of time learnt to play instruments, read music, write and sing songs! On the day of the performance, the children performed what they had been working on accompanied by a Pete and his band! It was a great experience and well done to everyone involved!

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WORLD BOOK DAY!

Today at Charles Dickens, the building was awash with weird and wonderful characters from the most amazing range of books!

Both children and adults was dressed up as their favourite characters – who did you think was wearing the best costume?!

Mr Windle organised a fun-packed day and an excellent assembly in which, with Ms Gemmell’s help, we sung our favourite book-related song!

Well done to everyone who dressed up and I hope you had a brilliant day – I know I did!

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