Cherry- Exploring the Amazon Rainforest- 6.7.21
Today, Cherry were travelling to the Amazon Rainforest in hunt of predators and other animals native to that part of the world. We began by flying over in our canary yellow sea plane before kayaking down the river. Then, we spotted bugs, enormous plants and elephants! Later in the week, we are going to write our travels down in diary entries. Can you remember what other animals you spotted in the rainforest?
Here are some videos and images of scenes that the children in Year 3 have made. They are reenacting elements of life in the Bronze Age, in particular the Beaker People who travelled from Europe to the UK. What can you learn about their lives from these videos?
This morning, Ebony class have been working in groups to reinact some cultural myths regarding animals. They have had to discuss and problem solve which bits they deem to be the most important to act out, consider their language choices alongside work effectively in the group.
I have been impressed with their enthusiasm and diplomacy skills as well as their focus and engagement.
Do you know any African myths about animals?
We have been bringing our story, ‘How to be a Viking’, to life by creating freeze frames. We thought carefully about how to use facial expressions, hand gestures and body language to show the characters’ emotions – can you tell what emotions we were trying to show?
It was our favourite literacy lesson ever!
Our dramatic talent came out today during our Literacy lesson. In preparation for Friday’s Big Write, when we will be writing a persuasive letter, the children role played using persuasive language and powerful adjectives.
Some of the children were bug hoteliers and some were potential customers. In small groups, the hoteliers had to do their best to sell their hotel. After hearing their pitches, the customers then had to decide which bug hotel sounded the most appealing. We had so much fun!
Today in literacy, The children of Monkey Puzzle worked collaboratively in groups to interpret and understand the vocabulary choices made by Moira Andrew in ‘Tsunami’; our lead text.
Keeping it a secret from their peers, each group embarked on the challenge of creating a movement piece that represented the text they were given. Each group were given a stanza from the poem and the others had to guess what they were performing.
Each performance was so fantastic, with everybody so focused that it wasn’t difficult to guess which stanza they were performing.
Well done Monkey Puzzle, you have made your teacher very proud of the maturity and engagement you showed to this task!
To introduce our new topic ‘A world of Fantasy’ we watched a clip of Narnia. We focussed on the character’s emotions at different points in the story and used frieze frames to portray these emotions.
Can you guess what’s happening in each of the photos?
What is it about the children’s faces that give us a clue?
Year 4 enjoyed the drama workshops to kick off Book Week!
What a great way to start World Book Week at Hazeldown School with a visit from Bigfoot Theatre Company! A fantastic and interactive assembly where all children were fully engaged!
Look out for posts later today of classes having workshops with the talented Bigfoot actors!