2S Class Assembly

Today, 2S performed an amazing assembly all about the book that they had been learning in class. They told us that it was all about teamwork and so linked to our school motto of ‘Together we can’. It was so good that people clapped regularly throughout it and there were lots of laughs. Linked to the theme of different coloured crayons, they sang two fantastic songs about the colours of the rainbow. Their singing was very clear and lovely to listen to.

They acted out the story with children dressed as the crayons! Each of the crayons read out the letter they had written to the little boy who used them. These letters were funny! 2S explained about working together during sports day and cheering/motivating each other so showed that they had learnt from the teamworking in their book.

It was a very good assembly everyone spoke clearly, fluent and loud so everyone could hear them!

Well Done 2S!

By Alex

Year 2 York Chocolate Story Trip

On Thursday, Year 2 travelled all the way to York on a trip to the York Chocolate Story. Over the past few weeks, the classes (2S and 2P) have been reading and basing their work on the book Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, enjoying reading about Charlie and his trip to the Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Once they had arrived, they did a tour of the history of chocolate, how it was originally made and what was really used to make it. After, Year 2 learned how to make chocolate lollipops, doing it along with a professional, who worked at the Chocolate Story. The children got to eat it afterwards, and it was yummy! Mrs Philips said, “The chocolate was amazing and so delicious!”

Going further into the factory, the children did a fantastic workshop on making edible wallpaper! Imagine having that in your bedroom! Yum Yum!  They learnt more tips and tricks on making the perfect chocolate to eat and made their own little wallpaper with different chocolate designs.

After an amazing time at the chocolate factory, on the way back, the year group visited the York minster, having a quick look and learning of information before it was time to go home. They  looked at all the incredible architecture of the building and wondered how long it might have taken to built.

The children loved visiting the chocolate factory, learning all different ways of making delicious chocolate creations. Best of all, the chocolate was yummy!

By Mckensey and Daniel

Year 5 Author’s Visit

This morning, after break, Year 5 and a few year 6’s got the exciting experience to meet an author named Margaret Mulligan. She came to introduce the children to her book, which was called Katy Parker and The House That Cried, aimed at 9-12 year olds. It was full of suspense, telling us all about the story of Katy and her brother, who were turned back in time to World War II to find out the mystery of the crying baby…

She read us around two to three pages of different parts of the story and then asked us questions about what we thought and what would happen next. Not only this, but she told us all about the story of her writing it and that her story was turned back for months by publishers who wouldn’t accept it. Until finally, the people who published Harry Potter decided they would take it in and it became a famous book all over the country, winning awards and titles that Margaret never expected to get. Now, she is on the journey of publishing her next book and is again being turned down but the advice she gave us was:  “never give up, just keep on trying and you will eventually get the prize”.

The children found the book very exciting and everybody who bought a copy immediately started reading! Did you get a copy? Did you meet the author?

By Mckensey

1W Assembly

Today 1W did their class assembly on a book called “Handa’s surprise.” The story was based in Kenya which was a place the class were looking at in their topic. In the assembly, they had many different animals and many different fruits. They retold the story with their own props that they had made. They finished off their wonderful assembly with a “Handa’s Surprise” song, which they all sang beautifully with loud and clear voices.

Well Done 1W for your hard work and a lovely assembly!

Brooke