Year 6 performed magnificently in their show, Emil and the Detectives this week; the singing was electric, the dancing was wonderful, the acting was terrific and when they combined all three, it was magical. Well done to all the children who performed both on the stage and in the house band. Thank you to all the parents who came and supported the shows. Thank you enormously to the hugely talented Year 6 creative team led by Mr Windle for pulling together such a creative performance completed with an original score!
Well done to all our musicians who took part in our winter concert! We had two nights of recitals covering a broad range of music styles and genres. It was amazing to see how much progress our musicians have made in such a short time. Students played with confidence and musicality but what really stood out was the level of enjoyment children took from playing and performing.
We are incredibly lucky to have such a strong and inspiring team of music teachers at school. A big thank you to Ms Ruinard, Uyen, Barney, Nathaniel, Wendy, Rebekka, Gilian and Johanna.
Children from year 4 enjoyed an unforgettable school trip this week to the Ancient Technology Centre in Dorset to experience life as a viking! The children took part in a range of immersive educational activities including grinding flour and making bread, picking vegetables and chopping them into a stew, and making their own cheese and butter. And that was just in the morning! In the afternoon children made bricks from chalk, chopped wood, tended the vegetable garden and played viking games. The children lived and slept in a viking long house, enjoyed stories and songs around the fire and thoroughly enjoyed themselves from start to finish. The children will return to school next week full of inspiration and knowledge. Thank you to the children for behaving so well and to the adults who volunteered their time to make the trip possible.
On Tuesday, Year 3 set off bright and early for a day of living like Stone Age children at Butser Ancient Farm! They did a range of exciting, hands-on activities – pottery, archaeology, fence building and ‘clunching’ (making clay bricks). We learned that life in the Stone Age would have been hard work and very grubby…
The second group arrived this morning at the Ancient Technology centre and have already had a busy day. They have learned how to start fires and manage the flames, harvesting the autumn crops and helped the farmers get ready for winter. Dinner is now cooking! We are having such a lot of fun whilst learning a lot about the day to day lives of Viking settlers in England.
The first group of year 4 children have arrived at The Ancient Technology Centre and have had an excellent afternoon fully immersed in Viking life. They have prepared a historically authentic meal and completed many of the seasonal tasks Vikings did on a daily basis. They have learned that being a Viking is both physically hard and requires many skills. Lunch has never tasted so good!
Congratulations to Nickleby Class who performed a stand out assembly today on the theme of Ancient Egypt. The audience learnt all about mummification, hieroglyphics, the Battle of Kadesh, Egyptian Gods and the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb! Not only were we treated to a rendition of The Mummy Song but we actually got to see a real life (sort of) mummification! Well done to all the children involved and a huge thank you to Miss Jacobs, Miss Tyson and the parents who practiced lines with their children and provided such splendid costumes.
Pupils from Year 2 and 5 performed their unique and haunting cover of Radiohead’s classic Creep for Eisteddfod, our annual festival of creativity. The band, calling themselves ‘White Glass’ were one of the musical acts that wowed our judging panel. We love the quality of this tiny voice and the terrific teamwork from our young vocalist and her big brother and friend. Well done. Enjoy everyone!