Friday, 24 October 2014

Traction man

 As part of our superhero topic KS1 are reading about Traction man. We have enjoyed his many adventures and think his pet "scrubbing brush" is very cute.

The children have enjoyed reading about his adventures and can re-tell many parts of the story.

Last week all three classes set up a washing up bowl area to allow the children to get their hands wet and experience some of the feeling Traction man might of had when "diving into the foamy waters of the sink"

The children in Hargreaves class said they loved feeling the gooey pasta, the wooden spoons, the hard slippery glass, the slimy string  and the soft bubbles. They were glad the water was hot and they all commented on how soft their hands were after doing this!

They are enjoying the story because they like the adventures, think it is funny that Traction man gets a knitted green suit and bonnet and find the poisonous dish cloth, scrubbing brush and the evil spade funny.

Rhys said "I really enjoy learning about Traction man because he has a pet called scrubbing brush and the book uses fantastic words such as infrared mask."

Saturday, 4 October 2014

BBC Ten Pieces

BBC Ten Pieces. Year 5 and 6, this is what we are going to see on Tuesday.

John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (1st movement)

Britten: 'Storm' Interlude from 'Peter Grimes'

Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King from 'Peer Gynt'

Handel: Zadok the Priest

Holst: 'Mars' from 'The Planets'

Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4 (3rd movement)

Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain

Stravinsky: The Firebird – suite (1911) (Finale)

Anna Meredith: Connect It

Thank you to everyone who has already returned their slip and money, everyone else, please make sure you have returned your permission slip and money by Monday morning to enable you to join in the adventure.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Day O Drums

Both Keystage 1 and Keystage 2 had the opportunity to play with Day O Drums. We were taught how to play several simple and then more complex rhythms.

Both days were a great success and every child had the opportunity to play an instrument. 

In Keystage 1 Keira said "I liked the sound that the big drum made when we hit it with a stick. We had to be really careful and gentle."

Keystage 1 were able to perform their pieces to the rest of the school.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Guide dogs

The whole school enjoyed a visit from a Guide dog puppy and his trainer. We were able to learn more about the work that goes into training a Guide dog and will be holding a non uniform day to help raise funds to aid this valuable work.

Harry and Sarah