Friday, 17 November 2017

All Different - All Equal. Anti-Bullying Week.

This week has been Anti-Bullying week.  The children have all had assemblies and lessons on how we are all different, but we are all equal.  We have been encouraging children to reflect on their strengths, and to recognise the strengths of others.  We hope this will continue through the year and allow children to build more positive relationships with their peers following the school motto,  'Do As You Would Be Done By'.

Attached below is the link to the website that much of the material from the week is from.  We feel this may be worth looking at again with parents.

Anti-Bullying Alliance

We have also been looking at resilience and that how, if we believe in ourselves, it can help us stand up for ourselves against others. Please click on the link below.

How To Stop A Bully

Please do speak to your class teacher if you have any worries or concerns on this matter, or put a note in your class worry box.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Anglo Saxon Workshop

We had a fantastic day on Thursday learning even more about the Anglo-Saxons. We were shown Saxon weapons and armour, played games, spoke some Old English, took part in a banquet, and listened to gruesome stories of Alfred the Great, Beowulf and King Harold! As you can see, the children looked the part too-their costumes were brilliant!

Friday, 3 November 2017


We have kicked off the new half-term by beginning our work on Beowulf. On Monday, we read a poem about a warrior named Beowulf who sails across the Danish sea to slay a monster called Grendel. Beowulf reigns as king for 50 years until a dragon is awoken. Beowulf and his men battle the dragon but unfortunately they lose.

This week we have worked in groups to act out parts of the poem. Our performances also included a freeze-frame that best summarised that particular part of the poem. You can have a look at our performances  and freeze frames below! Mrs Orvis and Mr Garwood have been very impressed by our enthusiasm for the poem and brilliant acting!