It has been wonderful to see so many families supporting their children at the many celebrations we have enjoyed this week: Sports Days, Music Concerts, Memorable Experiences and Educational Visits. You can read all about them and find out about plans for the end of term on the school blog and on our newsletter here.
Megan: “VE Day celebrates the end of World War II in Europe (VE stands for Victory in Europe. Megan used to think that it meant ‘Victory for England’, so she has learnt something new). We usually celebrate on the 8th of May every year but our celebration was at the end of our topic in July. At the end of World War II, lots of communities had street parties, where they celebrated the end of the war together. Before our street party, we pretended to be different countries or dictators and we did a drama activity where we learnt the order in which different countries joined the war.”
Abdullahi: “I am going to explain how we got ready for our street party. We made Union Flags to decorate the playground and worked in a team to put out the tables and chairs. We had food to eat like biscuits, cake and sandwiches. I also drank lemon juice that was so sour, it made me run around the playground. In World War II, they didn’t have very much food, so people had a little ration book to make sure the food was shared out fairly. This was because the Germans used submarines to attack the boats with food on them. I am glad I did not live during World War II, the bombs would have been scary. Some of the bombs had teeth on them.”
You can find out what we have been learning this week, along with other important information about our school community, on this week’s newsletter here. On the reverse of the newsletter, you will find the timetable for tomorrow afternoon’s Summer Fair. See you there!
The Year 6 children have created a brand new opera called Offline, which which will premier at 7pm on Thursday 20th July at The Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel.
Thea is a withdrawn, 12-year-old girl who sets out on a quest to find popularity. When she reaches her goal, she discovers that friendship can disappear at a click of a button. Life takes an unexpected turn as Thea comes face to face with a new friend who changes everything…
Tickets are now available to buy exclusively online(!) from the Genesis Cinema Box Office. Please select family tickets from the available options, which are priced at £5 each.
On Thursday 13th July, the children will performing in two Summer Concerts at St Catherine’s Church.
10:00 until 11:00 – Reception, Yr1, Yr2, Yr3
13:50 until 15:10 – Yr4, Yr5, Yr6, Orchestra, Choir and Steel Pans
Children should be collected from school at 3:30pm as usual.
You can find out what we have been learning this week, along with other important information about our school community on this week’s newsletter here.
You can find out what we have been learning this week, along with other important information about the school community on this week’s newsletter, here.
Point Blanc by Anthony Horowitz
This book is the second in the Alex Rider series. It is about a fourteen-year-old spy. The first book in the series is called Stormbreaker. I think that these books are AMAZING!!!!! I want to read all of them. I highly recommend these books for ages 11+.
Another book I read this week was:
This is a doctor who book where the doctor explains the history of the humans, but with his own things added in. This is a really funny book which I would recommend to all doctor who nerds like me.
That’s all for today, but next time more books will be discovered. But until then, RANDOM MEEEEEEMMMMMESS!!!
On Tuesday evening, I sang a solo in the Lewisham Music Summer Gala at the Royal Festival Hall, in a song called ‘Sing’. There were five songs including that, ‘Sing and Swing’, ‘Listen to Us’, ‘My Town’ and ‘Oremi Je Ka Jo’. It was an amazing experience and I am still stunned by the memory of it. When our choir were performing, we did not do it just on our own, we sang it altogether, with twenty five other choirs. The amount of children was huge, about eight hundred! I was one of two who was picked to sing a solo on my own.
In the dressing room before hand, I was really nervous about it, as many people would be. Thankfully, I have a really good friend, who sprayed water on me to make me laugh! Surprisingly, this worked.
During the performance, I had to stand at the edge of the stage, where there was another choir singing a completely different part. The rest of my choir were high on the balcony.
We sang the first song (‘Listen to Us’) and then I walked to the front and the music began. I counted the three and a bit bars before my part and then I began to sing. The conductor, Clare Caddick, had told me to really pronounce my ts, and during my part I remembered to do this, which made it sound a lot better. I stepped back and sang through the rest of the song at the front. Then I finished the song and bowed, before returning to the edge and singing through the last few songs.
For the penultimate song, the other soloist- John- sang his part brilliantly, before we launched into the final song. At the end everybody congratulated me and I met my parents. They were really proud of me, and I was really proud of myself!
This was a really amazing experience, and I enjoyed it so much. I would just like to thank Ms. Holder and Mr. Barrett for coordinating the whole thing, and teaching us the songs.