The Christmas Cracker
On Thursday 7th December, each class performed to a packed school hall. The classes picked a Christmas hit to sing and the show was closed by the choir with a great rendition of Slade's Christmas hit. The children looked wonderful in their Christmas themed costumes. Thank you to all that attended and helped at the event.
Year 1 made two pages for the newspaper about the local area. We used our work from our walk around Bamber Bridge to explain what we saw and found out and how the village has changed over the years.
YEAR 5 NEWSPAPER WEEK
In Newspapers Special Interest Week, Year 5 looked at newspaper advertising. We had already been studying persuasive writing in English so first we looked at how persuasive techniques could be adapted to adverts.
Next, we made a poster to advertise the Christmas Cracker concert all together and learned lots of ways to use IT to make our posters attractive and eye-catching. This joint effort was to go in the school newspaper. After that, we had a go at making our own adverts.
Once we had mastered the techniques, we all made a poster to advertise the infant nativity called The Bethlehem Star. Mrs Taylor chose her favourite to put in the paper. Charlie was picked. Well done, Charlie!
We also watched a video that showed us how newspapers are made today, largely using computers, and then another video that showed us how they did it before computers. We discussed the differences, advantages and disadvantages.
We made some silhouette pictures using newspaper too.
On Monday 10th July Key Stage 2 performed The Pirates of the Curry Bean to a nursery class and to Key Stage 1. The children sang beautifully and acted brilliantly. Year 6 learnt a lot of lines especially Pearl. Here are some photographs from this year's show. On Tuesday 11th July at 1:30 pm and at 6pm on Wednesday 12th July the children performed again for their parents. Well done to all the children as they made it a wonderful production to watch.
Junior Chefs' Academy
The focus for our Special Interest week in May was Design Technology. During the week, we enjoyed food technology with the Junior Chefs' Academy whilst finding out about fruit from around the world. All classes had a go at chopping, slicing and dicing and made a fabulous Tropical Fruit Crunch to take home!
To celebrate the wonderful work done during the special interest week, each class performed a chosen song from their musical. We were treated to wonderful costumes, accessories, dance, drama and music during the show.
Year 1 have looked at the musical 'The Lion King' to link with their learning on animals. The children wrote recipes for a Minibeast Cafe, learnt about and coloured in Tinga Tinga art and designed and made masks for our performance of 'I Just Can't Wait to Be King' in the Musical Extravaganza. You can see some photographs from the week on our class page.
In our class we learned about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We did lots of fun activities such as creating our own chocolate bars which we designed wrappers and slogans for, creating lickable wallpaper and learning the song Pure Imagination from the musical. We created a dance to represent the chocolate waterfall and river. Some children played chime bars and glockenspiels to accompany our singing. We ended the week by performing to the rest of the school in a 'Magic of the Musicals' extravaganza! You can see more of what we got up to during the week on our class webpage.
Special Interest Week- Enterprise Fair in October 2016
As part of our work towards the 'Investors in Pupils' award, the school held a special interest week based on enterprise. The classes were each given £20 and were challenged to use this to make more money to give to charity.
There were lots of imaginative ideas and the children spent the week designing and making items to sell at a special fair. There were also games to play and food to try out! In English lesson, children wrote persuasive leaflets, advertisements, labels and packaging and Maths lessons, there was lots of planning to ensure costs could be met and profits could be made.
During the week, there were presentations about different charities from various classes and al the pupils voted for their favourite. We were astounded by the amount of money raised and delighted to send a profit of over £250 to the 'Dogs Trust.'