Looking Up, Looking Down – Our Christmas Performance!

This half-term our topic has been ‘Up Above and Down Below’.  We have been reading stories and learning about things that we see up in the sky and under the sea.  Our Christmas show told the story of all the learning we have been doing.

 

Some children had lost their friends, and so decided to look ‘up above’ and ‘down below’ for them.
They looked up and spotted some astronauts blasting into space, but they could not see their friends.
The astronauts made friends with some aliens.
The children could see all the planets of the solar system.
Next, the children looked down and spotted sharks, clown fish and jellyfish swimming below the surface of the ocean. However, they still couldn’t see their friends.
After that, the children spotted someone stuck in a chimney!

 

 

 

 

 

It was Santa!
Then, they saw some children acting out the Nativity story.
Finally, the children spotted a present. What could be inside? What a surprise – the children had finally found their friends!
The fabulous cast of our show!

The First Noel Lyrics

The First Noel, the Angels did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep
On a cold winter’s night that was so deep.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

They looked up and saw a star
Shining in the East beyond them far
And to the earth it gave great light
And so it continued both day and night.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

And by the light of that same star
Three Wise men came from country far
To seek for a King was their intent
And to follow the star wherever it went.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

Southwark Cathedral

 

Yesterday, Year 4 went on an educational visit to Southwark Cathedral.

We dressed up as monks and acted out the different roles they had within the Cathedral. Using role play, we then explored what it would have been like to find out that the monastery was going to be closed. The lives of most of the monks would changed forever during the Reformation.

We also did a workshop about illuminated manuscripts, finding out which materials were used for writing in Tudor times. The children were disgusted to find out that ink was made with urine! We will be using the skills we learnt to write invitations for our memorable event – ‘Banquet for Henry’.

The children did both teacher’s proud by being enthusiastic and answering lots of questions. The volunteers were impressed by the amount of information they have retained about the Tudors and more specifically, the Reformation.

 

Busy Bees

In 1G we have been learning about bees at Besson Street Gardens!

We have learnt all about their different body parts, how the collect nectar and pollen to make honey.

This week we learnt how worker bees communicate with each other.

They perform a waggle dance to show the direction and distance of a collection of pollen!

We made our own bee masks then went outside and tried the waggle dance for ourselves! It was so fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check back in soon soon to see what else we get up to at Besson Street Gardens!

Miss Green