Arts Week 2017 - Bhangra Drumming

24 May 2017

Posted by Mr Jennings

A visiting drummer is giving each class a Bhangra drumming workshop as part of our "India" themed Arts Week.

All the children had the chance to try different drums and Indian instruments and join in rhythmic patterns and sequences, combining the sounds from the different instruments. We learned…

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Arts Week 2017 - Bollywood Dancing

23 May 2017

Posted by Mr Jennings

The theme for our Arts Week this year is "India" and, as one of our special activities, a visiting expert has come to teach us Bollywood Dancing!

We learned that the word "Bollywood" came from combining the Indian city name "Bombay" (Mumbai's old name) with "Hollywood", the centre of the US…

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Year 5 Time travelling 2017

13 Mar 2017

Posted by Mr Jennings

On Thursday 9th March, Y5 joined 300 other primary school pupils in a special day at Southwell Minster. Our "time travelling" was a pilgrim experience, journeying to the special place to find out what goes on there and about the building. 

During the day, we worked in five groups, each having…

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Interviewing the Highwayman and Bess (5J)

10 Feb 2017

Posted by Mr Jennings

After studying the poem The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes, the historians of 5J had the opportunity to interrogate the two key participants in the narrative - the somewhat mysterious Bess and the notorious highwayman himself.

We had a fascinating question and answer session and appreciated the…

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Y6 Key Stage 2 tests 2017 - information for parents

22 Jan 2017

Posted by Mr Jennings

Towards the end of their primary school education, children in England and Wales have National Curriculum Tests in aspects of their English and mathematics work. (These are sometimes still known as SATs tests.) As we have already let you know, the tests for Year 6 will be taken during the week…

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