The show must go in Paddington class and they have been very busy whilst Miss Leatherland has been poorly. It was lovely to come back to such happy smiley faces which made me feel lots better and to see what fantastic work had taken place.
The children have been continuing our topic of Hamlet this week and engaging in different drama activities which has led to some fantastic writing. We have been focussing on the guard scene when the guards are patrolling the battlements. The children became the guards and stayed in character to act out the scene. Mrs Buckley and I would not be surprised if in years to come we see most of the children on the stage or television as everyone was fully engaged and we saw some very dramatic performances.
Critical reading this week has also involved performing as the children acted out a poem all about an elephants nose. In Critical Reading we have been looking at different techniques used in poetry and how when we read poems we can add expression. In pairs the children performed the poem to the class and it was fantastic to see each pair had come up with their own unique ideas. What’s your favourite poem and why?
Whilst Miss Leatherland took Matilda class to forest school this week, Paddington class have been working on their junk model castles. Miss Gedney said that everyone worked very hard as a team and have begun to put the finishing touches on their work.
Thank you to everyone who came to stay and read on Thursday. The children were very excited all day for their loved ones to come into the classroom and share the fabulous books we have in school. It was a lovely event and I know meant a lot to everyone in Paddington class. I can’t wait for the next one!!!! What was your favourite bit?
I hope you have a fantastic weekend and I can’t wait for another great week to come!
Miss Leatherland 🙂