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W/C 20th March 2017

We have been very highbrow this week, with our Shakespeare week celebrations.  Our play was the Tempest, and we enjoyed learning about the strange stories and characters Shakespeare portrayed. We used our learning to write recounts of a day in the life of one of the characters. We embellished these with insults invented by Shakespeare himself! As part of our learning, we discovered what tempest means, and researched different types of storms, and images of storms at sea created by famous artists. We then created our own storm pictures, using some of the techniques used by J.M.W. Turner.  We also discussed the character of Prospero, and compared him to other famous wizards. We discussed what attributes and powers a wizard would have, and designed wizards with their own range of powers. Of course, we didn't restrict ourselves to one Shakespeare play, we read other stories throughout the week during our story times! Even our maths topic of weights and measures lent itself to measuring out potions for Prospero.

We also enjoyed the opportunity to watch a performance of 'The Railway Children' on Tuesday, which was a great opportunity, and was very popular.

 

Of course we rounded off our week with a party for Red Nose Day, the most exciting part being watching all the teachers get covered in gunge! Next week is going to seem so quiet...

 

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