Edmund Waller Christmas Performance

Our Christmas performance will be taking place at St Catherine’s Church, Telegraph Hill, on Thursday 10th December.  As you will know, this is always a fantastic celebration of all our children’s hard work over the term and is always very popular.

For Reception – Year 3 classes the performance will begin at 10.30am.

For Year 4 – Year 6 classes the performance will begin at 1.50pm.

Please arrive in good time to ensure you get a seat.

Scratch Programming

We are going to create our own water themed interactive game using Scratch.  Before we can begin creating our game, we will investigate what we need to do by ‘decomposing’ the finished article.  In order to do this we need to think about the different sprites and backgrounds that we will be using and then creating algorithms to make the different elements interact.

Go to Mr Foster’s boat game to discover what you will be creating.

The Afraid Lady

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Looking down the girl shivered

Her shaking hands made the boss Livid

She turned away from the raging crowd

Then slowly suddenly her head bowed

Her stomach was filled with butterflies

Tears poured down her face from Furious guys

She placed a brick back onto the wall

Yet it was hopeless she let it fall

She sighed and let one person over

He smiled and gave her a four leaf clover

She smiled down at the withered plant

Could it give luck?

The Green Line

The man nervously held binoculars in his hand, his fingers shaking with fear. Fear was upon them. He had just found out that his wonderful wife and his beautiful children had been brutally shot as they tried to cross the green line. He was worried that he would lose his life just as the millions of people who tried to escape to safety without being caught on the green line. He was helpless…nobody was there…everyone had died. He was the only one alive, He was helpless with nothing.

The Wall

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Binoculars in hand, the man gleefully, yet depressingly waved his tattered handkerchief round and around to catch the eyes of his son. Body shaking, hands shaking and mouth dry. Trying so hard the man was to see his son for the first time since 1961. Hope was losing his body. Eventually after rapid waving a frown came to the poor man’s face as he realised that his son had forgot. Forgot all about him.

Tears fell down his face as his hands felt like they were in a trance of fear.

His son had forgot him.

And that was that.

The Wire

Dear diary,

I woke up this morning to find a wire that separated me from my friends, my family. I woke up my friend, Sabrina, remembering that I had slept the night at hers. Mama…would I see her again? I knew there was something wrong.

After we had breakfast I asked Mrs. Forman if I could go home I wanted to talk to my mum, and like always she said that I could BUT   I had to go with Sabrina. We left the house at exactly 10.00 am. Outside a sight came to my eyes that changed my life forever.

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The Wall

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Dear Diary

I’m writing here in 1961 Saturday at 10:00am looking at a great wall sitting in the middle of quiet, street causing a massive fuss as the guards push the people away I’m writing here hoping nothing will affect me. As I hear bangs from about 6 miles away to stop them climbing the blood full wall. I am scared. I don’t know what to do people taking metal objects out of my garden  my whole family up stairs protecting themselves from the gun shots nearby while I’m writhing here on my ripped seat staring at the people trying to cross the life taking wall .

Interactive Web Games

In Year 5 we have been exploring rivers in our ‘Water’ topic and we thought it would be nice to have the opportunity to challenge our visitors on their knowledge of this area when they visit us for our memorable event.  We decided to create some interactive quizzes to showcase what we know using  Quizlet and Educaplay.  Please follow the links to our work so you can get some practice in before the big day!

All our completed quizzes




Taking over the blog!

This week we have been learning all about blogging so that we can take over the class blogs and share all about our learning.

So what is blogging?  Watch this video to understand what we are going to do and why.

But how do we do it?  Mr Foster has been in and helped us learn how to blog but this video will help us if we forget the basics.