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Fabulous Finish!

 

We hope you enjoyed our fabulous finish on Wednesday afternoon. A HUGE thank you to all of the parents that sent in their favourite songs through the decades; you may have heard some of them in our performance. We have really enjoyed learning about technology, books, TV, games and important events in the 90s, 80s, 70s and 60s.

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KS1 Nativity Performance

A note from Miss Chapman, Mrs Reid and Ms Vousden

 

Wow! What an INCREDIBLE performance! The story of Silent Night was beautifully retold by our fabulous narrators as the acting and signing on stage amazed the audience. Every single child in Cherry Class shone brightly and the sense of pride in the room was sky high! Well done to each and every child for learning their lines, speaking clearly and fluently, singing like angels (most of the time!) and really stepping up to perform. The confidence and life long skills of performance that these children have gained will set them up for their time in KS2 and beyond. We are very proud teachers and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

 

 

Back to the 1970s!

 

This week we have been looking at popular children's stories in the 1970s. We focused on the Mr Men series, which were first published by Roger Hargreaves in 1971. The children have listened to and watched some of the much loved stories, written book reviews, created their own unique Mr Men character and then written their own Mr Men stories. The quality of the writing has been fantastic and the children have really enjoyed creating their own books.

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Back to the 1980s!

 

This week we made our own fact files about life in the 1980s. We explored lots of objects from this fabulous decade and hot seated Ms Vousden to find out what life was like when she was a little girl. We then created pair mind maps to present everything we had learnt, and finally organised the information into a fact file, with headings and subheadings.  Later on in the week we learnt about the biggest event of the 1980s, watched globally by 750 million, the wedding of Prince Charles to Lady Diana. We learnt a recount of the wedding day off by heart and used this to write our own recounts, imagining that we were there as guests on that very special and iconic day.

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Back to the 1990s!

 

Cherry Class have been learning about life in the 1990s, finding out about the popular toys, games, books, TV, music and fashion. What did we want to find out about most of all? SPICE FEVER! With the BBC planning to launch a talent show to find the next two Spice Girls (replacing Posh and Sporty) we made our own TV adverts to persuade people to audition for the show. Parents and Carers, do you ‘wannabe’ the next Spice Girl? The ‘Stop’ and watch our winning advert to find out more...

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Autumn Days

Cherry Class had a challenge set by Miss Chapman- to use photography to capture the image of Autumn! First we discussed how to take a successful photograph and we made a list of top tips for using a digital camera. We went on an Autumn walk around the school and worked in small groups, using our cameras to take photographs of the environment and the changes we see in Autumn.

 

Cherry Class’ top tips for taking a successful photograph:

  • Choose portrait or landscape depending on the size of the image

  • Stay still to make sure the photograph is clear

  • Face the camera away from the sun

  • Make sure you line your camera up and look at the image on screen before taking the photo

  • Move forwards and backwards to make sure the image fits the screen

  • Use the zoom button to focus in and out

 

These are some of the fabulous images we captured...

We then used the photographs captured and the objects gathered from the walk to inspire some Autumn poetry. We explored lots of descriptive language to describe the sights and sounds of Autumn, including adverbs and similes and we used these to create our own wonderful Autumn problems.

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