Friday, 28 June 2019

Week Ending 28th June 2019

The sun came back out this week, which was very welcome!

On Monday, Otters and Squirrels Classes had a right royal day out, visiting Windsor Castle.  They had a wonderful time looking around the state apartments, admiring the decorative ceilings and fine furnishings.  One child described it all as "mind-boggling!"

The children took part in workshops to learn more about the castle. Otters Class took part in "Knights Wanted Here", which explored the history of the castle and its occupants.  They discovered how knights were trained, found out about armour and the kinghts' code of chivalry, and had the opportunity to dress up and enjoy some medieval role play.

Squirrels Class focused on the current occupants of Windsor Castle, taking part in the "Who is the Queen?" workshop. They learnt all about the duties of the Queen, her life, and her love of corgis.  They performed a dubbing ceremony and a coronation using replica Crown Jewels.

The Royal Standard was flying over Windsor Castle, so the children were excited to learn that this meant that the Queen was in residence!


Back in school, Hedgehogs Class have been finding out about Human Rights and equality.  The children painted their feet and made foot prints, to illustrate that everyone's footprint looks the same so we are all equal.


On Thursday, we all enjoyed a very cultural day.  We were visited by actors from the Grove Theatre in Dunstable, who came in to deliver Shakespeare themed drama sessions with the children.  This was a follow up to our "Shakespeare Spectacular" day earlier in the month.

The children had to role play short scenes from "Romeo and Juliet" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream", and freeze-frame them so that the human statues they created would show the essence of the scene, as described to them by the workshop leaders. 

It was a beautiful day, so the sessions took place outside on the playground - open air theatre in the sunshine!  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day, and our visitors commented on how well behaved and enthusiastic the children were.