We all enjoyed our first Harvest Celebration back together as a whole school last week and what a fantastic job Year 6 did of adding a harmonic 2nd part to our harvest song ‘ Harvest Samba’. They really sang their socks off and the effect was wonderful.
Our ventures aboard our sailing ship have taken us into stormy waters this week. The children have learnt about creating really strong images using metaphor and a fantastic job they have done: clouds have been spitting and snarling, ravenous waves have been devouring their victims and masts like skeletons have crumpled under the threatening skies!
In Maths, we’ve revised the standard written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and have realised that quick recall of our multiplication facts is going to be key to becoming really fluent. On that note though, we’ve been working hard at this and have all at least doubled our speed since the beginning of term. Some have even quadrupled their speed of recall. Great work everyone!
What a fantastic end to the week we had last week with our visit to the church to experience some bell ringing. The smiles on all faces were testament to the fun that the children had and we all found it fascinating to watch the bells swinging on screen as we pulled the ropes.
The town was also treated to a rendition of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star played on the Ellacombe chimes.
As well as ringing and climbing up into the bell chamber, we also managed to scramble right to the top of the tower for tremendous views across Chagford and enjoyed finding all the local landmarks.
In English, we've practised very dramatic renditions of 'The Sea' a poem by James Reeves. We have all discovered our inner actors and actresses. See if they can recite any of the poem by heart!
Hello everyone - It is so good to have begun to get to know the children this week. What a multitude of talents and enthusiasms they have; I'm sure that I have only discovered the tip of the iceberg! Thank you also to everyone who came to sing at the church last week. The children were super ambassadors for the school and their voices brought a proud tear to the eye. You will have gathered that I am teaching the class for English and Maths in the mornings. This past week the children have learnt a magic trick and considered how best to communicate instructions on how to perform it to others. If you haven't been treated to a performance yet, be prepared to be flummoxed! We're also really working on our times tables recall speed with visible improvement already. 'Well done' to all the children.
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