Monthly Archives: February 2018

Drama drama and more drama

Today Elm Class were doing drama with a drama teacher from Lavington school. Her name was Miss Burgess and she taught us how to perform our class how to make an amazing performance. She taught us how to perform using facial expressions, loud clear voices and  bold movements. We would like to see her again.

This afternoon, we rehearsed our performance which we are really look8ng forward to sharing on Friday.

Being dramatic!

Elm Class have got into the swing of things today and have been very dramatic in preparation for our Theatre performance on Friday.

This morning we took part in a performance workshop with two actresses from The Watermill Theatre in Newbury. They taught us about being bold with our moves, how to freeze frame and we developed our own twisted traditional tales too. We also tried performing to an audience which will be all around us! It was lots of fun!

This afternoon we started to develop our performance of The Wolf’s Story back in class.  Whilst this was happening some of us made props ready to enhance our characters. Thank you to Mrs Morris, Mrs Tilbury and Mrs Gorvin for getting creative over the last couple of days.

Please note that Book Week School Meeting starts at 2.15pm which is earlier than previously stated. This is because each class has so much to share!

Mrs Wren

First day of brilliant book week!

Today, it was the start of book week! Every class is doing a different story that is linked to our theme-Twisted tales. Our book is the Wolf’s  Story ( the wolf’s version of Little Red Riding Hood.)

This afternoon, we had a go at writing character descriptions of the wolf. Here are two of them.

Also we went to Year One’s Class and they shared their favourite books with us. We really enjoyed it!

By Freddie and Amelie

Antarctic Adventure (Elm Class Assembly)

This afternoon Elm Class performed their class assembly. I was incredibly impressed with how well all of them stepped up to the challenge – speaking confidently and clearly and performing with enthusiasm. They all worked so hard on preparing for this, demonstrating excellent team work, creativity and determination. An Antarctic Adventure to be proud of! Thank you all so much for joining us this afternoon.

Mrs Wren

Smelly Science

This afternoon we planned and carried out our own Science experiment about how acid effects sea life. Firstly, we got into groups of three or four and planned our experiment before we started gathering  the equipment. Most of us measured out 60ml of clear vinegar and added a sea shell to the liquid. We used timers to observe what was happening at set intervals. It was very exciting because the sea shell started fizzing, shedding layers and gave off a strange smell. We have left them overnight to see what happens next…

by Teddie and Amelia

Special sporty day

In the morning, the year 4s went orienteer8 g. There were lots of different intriguing, mystery tasks. They were called: crack the code, sums, mapsmake the word and coding. They were all really fun and very tiring! At the end some teams were awarded medals. Teddie and Thomas won the KS2 competition.

This afternoon, we did even more sport with Dax our squash coach. We started to play mini games and next week we finish our final lesson with a tournament.

What an exhausting day!

by Minnie and Tiffany


Jubilant Judo

This afternoon,we had our first part of our grading for Judo.Firstly, we did knee wasa ( floor Judo ) everyone did really well. Secondly, we did tachewasa ( standing Judo ) and again everyone did really well.Mark ( our Judo teacher ) said we were amazing.

by Amelia and Annie


Antarctic adventures

This week we have discovered more about Shackleton’s Journey – finishing our book in whole class reading sessions. We have also completed our biographies about Robert Scott.

As well as this, on Tuesday afternoon we had a go at our own Edward Wilson inspired landscapes. We got inspiration from some of his artwork and will continue with these next week.

by Jonty

In science ,on Wednesday, we did an experiment using litmus paper to find out the effect of carbon dioxide on water. We learned about pH and found liquids can be acidic or alkaline. We discovered carbonated (sparkling) water is more acidic that tap (still) water.

We look forward to sharing lots more about Polar Explorers in our Class Assembly which is on Friday 9th February at 2.15pm in the school hall.