Friday, 18 December 2015

Play for Today

Class 3 have been writing plays in literacy.

As the children act out their plays two children review their performance and afterwards the rest of the class gives them some constructive criticism. 

Some actors improvised when they were supposed to be following their scripts and some people needed to speak more loudly. However, we enjoyed all of the plays, especially those that were funny.
Most got top scores of 4 - 5!

The children said...
'Everybody was really fantastic - here is what we had: bus driver and rude traveller ,
The hare and The tortoise, the snooker football problem, the boy and the wizardy witch, 
The argument, you naughty boy, the extremely naughty child, the scary dragon attack, the 
Rude mood!☺️☺️😜 🎄🎭

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Christmas Jumper Competition

The children designed Christmas jumpers for the class competition.

The following designs by the boys won:




These are the gir's designs:




Well done everyone!

Tim Peake launches into Space

This morning Major Peake launched into space with other astronauts going up to the International Space Station. There they will undertake lots of scientific research.

We watched the live broadcast across the school - a historic moment!

Mrs Key said that some schools are going to get some rocket seeds that have been up in space. They will be grown to see if the seeds have been affected by their travels. We hope that our school will get some seeds to plant!

Decorating our Salt Dough Decorations

This morning we finished off the decorations we started yesterday. We used poster paints, some of which were metallic.

Here are the finished articles...

Aren't they gorgeous?

Monday, 14 December 2015

Salt Dough Decorations

After assembly with Canon Tony Billet we made Christmas decorations using salt dough. 

Mrs Key used different websites she had found on Pinterest to find a range of designs.

The recipe for the dough is:

200g plain flour
100g salt
150mls luke warm water

Mix and shape!

The dough should be baked in an oven at 100C, 200F, gas mark 1/4 for 3-4 hours (although we baked them for an hour at 150C). Alternatively you can air dry the dough in a warm place for 1.5 days.

Top tips: 
1. don't roll the dough too thinly
2. make sure you make a hole in the dough if you want to hang it on the tree with a ribbon

We will be decorating the shapes tomorrow. The dough can be painted and varnished and also embellished with glitter and other things.