Once again, Jaguars have had a busy, fun-filled but hard working term. Our topic about World War One has continued to inspire us.
On November 8th, we visited Nova Hreod School to attend their Literary Festival. Author, Stan Cullimore, entertained us, and there was plenty of audience participation ! We thoroughly enjoyed our morning.
Mr. P, our PE teacher, has been teaching us fencing this term. We have really enjoyed our lessons and have learnt lots of fencing skills, using them in an exciting tournament at the end of term.
On November 18th, we arrived at school dressed ‘spottily’, or dressed in our pyjamas, to raise funds for Children in Need. We really enjoyed not having to wear school uniform !
Mrs. Daytona brought in some WW1 medals and an original Princess Mary tin for us to look at. These tins were sent to soldiers on the Western Front at Christmas 1914, and the one we looked at still had the original pencil in it! Thank you Mrs. Daytona, it was amazing to see and touch something that was around 100 years ago during World War One.
As part of our topic work, we imagined we were soldiers in the First World War and wrote letters home to our families and loved ones. You can read some extracts of our work below.
Christmas 1914 was a very special time during World War One when fighting ceased for a short time. We read Carol Ann Duffy’s poem ‘The Christmas Truce,’ and were inspired to write our own poems about the Christmas Truce. We worked really hard on them, we hope you enjoy reading some of them as much as we enjoyed writing them.
In art lessons, we kept to the World War One theme by painting poppies and making clay poppy pots. We used different artistic styles like fauvism, pointillism and pop art to paint our poppies and have used them to make calendars for 2017. You can see some photographs of our poppy pots below.
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. Many thanks to Mrs. Willis for helping us. What do you think? Pictures below.
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 !
The term ended with a visiting pantomime who performed the story of Aladdin, there was plenty of fun-filled audience participation, we really enjoyed ourselves. In addition, on the last day of term, we celebrated Christmas jumper day and performed the 12 Days of Christmas in assembly – a Haydon Wick tradition!