Y6 Poetry Slam!

Y6 Poetry Slam!

Today Year 6 held a poetry slam and shared some of the spoken word poetry they have been writing. Ms Finer came along to judge our poems. The quality of the poems was excellent – all of the children had chosen to write about something very personal or serious that they felt strongly about. Listening to their poems was very moving! Ms Finer was impressed with the performance, openness, maturity and empathy of Yer 6’s poems.

She chose these children to receive special commendations for their poems: Mia (6ER), Siena (6ER), Chloe (6TJM), Karifala (6TJM), Youseph (6TJM) and Al-Bahra (6TJM).

However, overall Ms Finer selected Evie as our Poetry Slam Champion for her poem which imagined what it would be like to have depression. Ms Finer was stunned by the empathy and expressiveness that Evie had demonstrated in her poem.

Well done to all of the children in Year 6 for writing such excellent poems. And an extra special well done to all of the children who chose to perform theirs today.

Y6 Spoken Word Poetry

Y6 Spoken Word Poetry

Today Year 6 looked at some examples of spoken word poetry. We talked about the types of issues that we might right about in our own poems and shared our ideas with other pupils in the class. Each of us prepared a mind map of ideas. We are going to be writing our own spoken… Continue Reading

Y6 Survival Shelters

Y6 Survival Shelters

Today Year 6 were given a selection of materials. They had 30 minutes to build a shelter that would keep a member of their team dry during a rain storm! We had lots of fun and some very creative ideas. One or two teams managed to keep their teammate dry, but many got a little… Continue Reading

Y1 Head Out on a Lion Hunt!

Y1 Head Out on a Lion Hunt!

On Tuesday, a group of intrepid Y1 explorers set out on an exciting adventure to find a lion that had been spotted in the school. We went through swishy grass, a cold lake and a squeltchy swamp before we tiptoed into a deep, dark cave! Inside we could hear a lion sleeping. We didn’t want to… Continue Reading

Y1 Share Equally!

Y1 Share Equally!

In our maths lessons we have been learning about sharing. We read the story ‘The Doorbell Rang’ by Pat Hutchins. In the story, a group of children have to share their biscuits with more and more children! We then had a go at doing this ourselves. We used real biscuits and shared them with our friends.… Continue Reading

Y1 Bring Teddies to School

Y1 Bring Teddies to School

Year 1 have been learning about Winnie-the-pooh. We learnt that the stories were based upon A.A Milne’s son and his teddy! We decided to write our own stories about our own teddies. We brought them into school, planned where the story would be set and then wrote our stories. They look super! Continue Reading