Wind in the Willows – in rehearsal

Year 6 have just finished performing their 4 show run of ‘Wind in the Willows’.  There were two performances in school for children from Nursery to Year 5 and two for families.  The entire production took just under two weeks from first rehearsal to first performance.  Year 6 children made scenery, and our backstage crew worked as stagehands and lighting, sound and electronic backdrop operators.  Year 6 children also designed the tickets and programmes.

Here our some of our ‘In rehearsal’ pictures.

We started with scripts and ‘blocked’ the show so that everyone knew where to stand and their entrances and exits.

Children also spent lunchtimes, practising and perfecting face painting ready for performances!

Then we were finally ‘off book’ (no scripts) and it all began to come together. We did a dress rehearsal in full costume and began working with props.

Drama in Year Five!

In Term Five we responded to the story from the poem The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. The children enjoyed recreating dramatic scenes from the story. They worked very well collaboratively and were able
then to go on to some good writing

 

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Year Five experience expert tuition in Gymnastics

Year Fives have very much enjoyed our sporting visitors, who have been able to inspire the children with their gymnastics.

The pupils were encouraged to make shapes while jumping!

Here the pupils were asked to make letters and numbers using their bodies only. As you can see they worked well together.

Warming up was fun with various games to get the pupils to work as a team.

Fun in French!

Pearl and Ruby classes have been learning to talk about where we live as part of our learning for French.

We started by learning vocabulary for common buildings such as the church and school.  Next we moved on to finding out how to say some of the special features of our town such as the pier and Alexandra Park.

We created model towns as 3d dictionaries and used our vocabulary to write simple sentences to describe Hastings.

As our final step, we combined our sentences with questions to create persuasive leaflets aimed at people visiting our town.

Growing Season!

We are learning all about plants this term. We have learnt about the parts of the plant and their function. We tried to demonstrate the movement of water up the stem of the plant by using celery placed in water dyed with food colouring. Unfortunately, as with many of the best science experiments, it didn’t work! This did give us a good opportunity to evaluate our investigation, identify what might have gone wrong and what we could do better next time! At least our sunflowers are coming along nicely!