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Year 4 Perform Poetry Perfectly!

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As we have been focusing on Remembrance and the Centenary of the end of World War 1 this week, Year 4 have spent a lot of time reading and evaluating World War 1 poetry.

Today, after watching a dramatic reading of “Dulce et Decorum Est” by Christopher Ecclestone, the children worked in groups to choose one of four other famous poems. The groups then decided how they were going to perform and took it in turns performing the poems in front of the class. The rest of the class evaluated their performances, praising what the groups did well and how they could make it even better next time.

All of the children did a fantastic job and it was a pleasure to see them perform the poems. Well done Year 4!

Reception Celebrate Diwali

The children in Reception have loved learning about Diwali this week. On Wednesday we learnt about how Hindu’s and Sikh’s celebrate Diwali including decorating their houses, enjoying food and presents, displaying diva lamps and visiting the temple to pray. We made our own rangoli patterns and also made diva lamps using clay before painting and decorating them. Today we read the story of Rama and Sita which reminded us that good and kindness always triumphs.