With Christmas fast approaching, the children have been busy baking their Christmas cakes this week. The children took great care when chopping, mixing and weighing which resulted in many appetising creations.
We enjoyed an action-packed start to the new term with a trip to London. After an early start, we were fascinated by a tour of the Palace of Westminster. The tour consisted of a visit to both the House of Commons and the House of Lords as well as an educational workshop.
After a sunny walk along the Thames Embankment, the next stop was a visit to Tate Modern. The contemporary artwork on show by artists such as Monet, Picasso and Rothko was amazing!
The final stop was the London Eye, which gave us an uninterrupted view across the city. We were challenged to spot famous sights such as St Paul’s Cathedral, the Shard and Wembley Stadium.
We enjoyed a fantastic trip to Stratford Upon Avon to learn all about William Shakespeare as part of our new topic, Twelfth Night. We worked with actors and made up our own play using characters and settings from Shakespeare’s plays, then performed it outside Shakespeare’s house. We also had the opportunity to watch parts of different plays, explore the house that Shakespeare was born in, the Tudor features of Stratford Upon Avon and Shakespeare’s new place which was demolished and is now a beautiful sculpture garden.
We took part in the Quicksticks competition at Park School. We were up against lots of other schools all trying to win a place in the Devon County Finals in Plymouth. Our two teams advanced from the group stages but both were eventually defeated at the quarter-final stage. It was a fantastic day and we look forward to next year’s event.