Here are our soldier puppets that we have spent the week making and using in our whole-school puppet show which was filmed today.
In computing this term we have been learning to make our own animations on Purple Mash, as well as using the ‘stop motion’ app on the ipads. Based on a scene from Robin Hood (part of our ‘Crime & Punishment’ topic) the children planned their animation, made figures out of modelling clay, filmed them and showed them to the class.
Yesterday we joined Stroud Book Festival virtually. We listened to the brilliant illustrator and author Kate Pankhurst. She has written and illustrated some books about amazing women. She then gave us a tutorial on how to draw. Here is our super work.
The children were lucky enough to watch Jon Seagrove’s ‘End of the Pier Show’ – a puppet show about a refugee mermaid, plastic pollution and much, much more. The children (& adults alike) loved the high energy, thought-provoking show.
We have been learning all about crime and punishment through the ages. Last week we learnt about the rise in robbery, highwaymen holding up the carriages of the rich. We debated about the rights and wrongs of being a highwayman, with some very convincing arguments on both sides.
Crime & Punishment
26 November 2021
We were lucky enough to be included in a video chat with the brilliant author Michael Rosen. He talked about his new book, recovering from covid and wowed us with his poetry performance of one of our favourite poems ‘Chocolate Cake’. Then man is a genius and his love of words and writing is contagious, we were hanging off his every word.
ATTENTION! Here are our soldier puppets.
21 October 2021
The children worked so hard (and creatively) this week to produce these puppets. Using skills they has learnt from professional puppeteers they performed their scene in our whole-school puppetry play.
What we've been up to this week
22 September 2021
Our class book is ‘Holes’ by Louie Sacher and the children are really engrossed in this excellent tale of a boy who is in the wrong place at the wrong time and ends up at a juvenile detention centre. We are gripped! We are also using this story in our written work as well.
RE in Emerald Class this term
17 September 2021
17 September 2021
On a Thursday afternoon Miss Haines and Mrs Yeomans will be teaching the children the R.E. curriculum. The overarching question for the term is ‘What do religions say to us when life gets hard?’. Building on their previous understandings, during lessons children will be exploring definitions of heaven, salvation, and reincarnation from a Christian, Hindu and non-religious perspectives. They will be encouraged to ask questions, read and respond to material and reflect and express their own ideas, concerns about life after death and the life beyond.
Welcome (back) to Emerald Class
09 September 2021
It has been brilliant to welcome the new class back to school. Keep checking our class page to see what we have been up to. Mrs N-G, Mrs D-B & Miss Haines