This morning, children across the school were treated to a wonderful Christmas production from Year 3 – performed with a starlight background and filled with Christmas magic. Pupils watched with interest and enthusiasm as Time Travelling Doctors made their way in search of Christmas surprises.
Children spoke their lines clearly and filled the hall with a beautiful harmony of Christmas singing. With a splattering of Christmas cracker jokes, Year 3 also enlightened children from across the year groups with a host of “laugh-o-meter” gags!
We are sure that parents are in for a real treat during their performance and will enjoy the show! Well done to Year 3 for a fantastic production!
[Written by Mr Thorns]
On Thursdays at Crofton Anne Dale, there is a karate club for all year groups (only for pupils at Crofton Anne Dale). For the first few lessons you can go free and you can wear your P.E kit instead of a karate suit. Occasionally, the sense/instructor lets you play a game a afterwards, if there is enough time left.
There are a two different games. Team dodge ball and one were you run around the hall while other people try to hit you with foam balls. Team dodge ball is usually played at the end of term/half term because sense lets us play for a long time and the karate session is a little shorter. The rules are if you get hit by one of the balls (and it didn’t bounce off the floor) you have to do ten push ups and if you throw the ball the someone one the other team catches it, your whole team has to do ten push ups. The other game is played after we have finished the karate.
[Written by Jariya S-Digital Leader]
In English in Year 4 we are studying a poem by Kit Wright. In the poem there is four verses beginning with, “I will put in the box …” In each of these four verses there are three things that Kit Wright will put in the box.
The next verse is about what your box is made from and last but not least the last verse is about what you will do in your box and that can be any thing you like, even things that are impossible! In Year 4 we have designed our boxes and we are now writing the verses and at some point we are going to write them out on the computer and pin them up on the wall outside our classroom. I know that because Mrs Paterson told us!
THE MAGIC BOX, by Kit Wright
I will put in the box…
the swish of a silk sari on a summer night,
fire from the nostrils of a Chinese dragon,
the tip of a tongue touching a tooth.
I will put in the box…
a snowman with a rumbling belly
a sip of the bluest water from Lake Lucerene,
a leaping spark from an electric fish.
I will put into the box…
three violet wishes spoken in Gujarati,
the last joke of an ancient uncle,
and the first smile of a baby.
I will put into the box…
a fifth season and a black sun,
a cowboy on a broomstick
and a witch on a white horse.
My box is fashioned from ice and gold and steel,
with stars on the lid and secrets in the corners.
Its hinges are the toe joints of dinosaurs.
I shall surf in my box
on the great high-rolling breakers of the wild Atlantic,
then wash ashore on a yellow beach
the colour of the sun.
[By Rosie B ~Digital Leader]
Before half term, HW5 and KB5 met outside on the front field for a football tournament. We split ourselves into two groups – people that like football and people that don’t and then split those groups into HW5 and KB5. The winner was going to be the class with the most goals. There was quite a lot of different rules to normal football though… No goalkeepers, no corners, no free kicks, no penalties, just attacking and defending. Some matches were harder, ending about 2-1 but the scores went up as high as 7-0! In the end the winners were… HW5 and KB5 – it was a draw! Who will win the next tournament? HW5 or KB5 ?
[Written by Luke S – Digital Leader]
On Anglo Saxon Day everyone was learning about why the Anglo Saxons raided our country (Britain).We had a massive feast. The food was cheese, carrots and pitta bread.The feast was like an Anglo Saxon feast. An Anglo Saxon actor taught us how to make a little copper ring. We had to curl the copper on each side until you could fold it.
The actor showed us some valuable and fragile artefacts – such as an Anglo Saxon cup. It smelled like poop which was disgusting! We were also painting stones that the teacher got from the beach. We were writing our initials in coloured pencil then painting it with the colours white, yellow, red, blue or black. I felt awesome!
[Written by Dylan F – Digital Leader]
In gymnastics we are learning to make shapes using different parts of our body. We are lucky to have a specialist coach coming in to work with us…
First of all we did a warm up where the gymnastics coach explained that if she said go we had to jog around the room, if she said stop we had to stop, if she said up we had to stretch upwards and if she said down we had to stretch lower to the ground.
It was a really good lesson and I enjoyed it!
[Written by Rosie B – Digital Leader]
In History we are learning about the Anglo Saxons in Year 4. I think it is really fun and I would recommend it for the Year 3’s next year because we had an amazing way to learn about it!
An Anglo Saxon man came and wore some of the clothing that they used to wear. He showed us artefacts and we even saw a dead animal skin. It made me a little bit sad to see a dead animal, but it was good to understand about the Anglo Saxons. There was a rabbit and a fox (and foxes are already one of my favourite animals).
[Written by Sohan S – Digital Leader]
In Football Club this half term, we did matches, learnt skills and even warm ups! Mr Peplow set up this club. Our warm ups were stretches and a 3 LAPS OF THE FRONT FIELD! We practise skills such as scissors, dribbling and passing the ball to your partner.
We play our match for nearly 1 hour. You feel like you might almost die at the end of the match because you’re so exhausted?! If you are interested in coming along to football club, speak to Mr Peplow to find out more.
[Written By Noah – Digital Leader]