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Term 2 2015-16

Once again, Jaguars have had a busy, fun filled but hard working term. Our topic about World War Two has continued to inspire us. On November 10th, we visited Nova Hreod School to attend their Literary Festival. Poet and musician, James Carter, entertained us with his poetry and music, and there was plenty of audience participation! We thoroughly enjoyed our morning.

 

Miss Sparks, our PE teacher, has been teaching us rhythmic gymnastics this term. We have used balls, hoops and ribbons to create some really imaginative sequences. Miss Sparks and Mrs. Coate were really impressed with the high standard of our performances.

 

On November 13th, we arrived at school dressed ‘spottily’, or dressed in blue and green, to raise funds for Children in Need and Wiltshire Air Ambulance. We really enjoyed not having to wear school uniform!

 

On 30th November, we were treated to a visit from Eamonn Reilly, an author, who inspired us with his amusing descriptions of the characters in his books. Some of us have already started to read some of his books from the library.

 

As part of our topic, we wrote some newspaper reports about the outbreak of WW2. Read some of our reports in the gallery below.

 

It was beginning to get cold outside so we decided to write some winter poems. These weren’t just ordinary winter poems, we imagined what it would be like to actually become winter. We included lots of powerful vocabulary as well as alliteration, personification and simile. We hope you enjoy reading some of them.

 

On Friday 11th December we were very lucky to have a visit from our local MP, Justin Tomlinson. We pretended we were either in the House of Lords or the House of Commons, and voted on whether we agreed with a Parliamentary Bill about how many hours we should spend doing PE. This helped us understand how laws are made as part of our work in school about British Values.

 

Christmas was approaching, and we got quite excited when Mrs. Coate said that she had bought us all a Christmas present and produced a cute, stuffed robin, however, there was a catch, we had to make them ourselves! After many pricked fingers and endless metres (yes, literally!) of tangled embroidery thread, we finally produced some tree decorations we are very proud of. We are looking forward to putting them on our Christmas trees. Take a look in the gallery, what do you think?

 

Of course, Christmas means performing our Christmas concerts. We learnt lots of great Christmas songs this year and really enjoyed performing for our families. We also visited our friends at James Wilks House. After performing our concert, we spent some time chatting with them over a drink of orange squash and a biscuit. Thank you to all the residents at James Wilks House for always making us so welcome, we hope to see you again soon!

 

Great fun was had by all at our Christmas party, although we think Mrs. Coate had to take a few headache tablets afterwards!

 

See you in 2016!

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