‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Première

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We came dressed however we wanted to watch the première of our wonderful musical version of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ that we created over the last few weeks. Acting, singing, dancing, animation, makeup, setting, filming, sound….the list of learning involved in this project really does go on. The attitudes and collaboration that was involved in this project was a joy to witness.

We used some older BBC Active songs and adapted the script to suit us. We are all really proud of our finished performance and hope that you enjoy it too.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2020 from Goodleigh C of E Primary School on Vimeo.

The Brecon Beacons

Posted in Adventure, Forest School, Geography, Kindness, mental health

We had a brilliant time on our residential to The Brecon Beacons in Wales.

We had a very smooth journey and stopped off at Bristol.


When we arrived we popped our things into our tents and then got on with our first activity, which was climbing.  We enjoyed challenging ourselves on the different courses and encouraging each other.


We settled into our tents, had dinner and then enjoyed the evening activity of robot wars.  To earn points to build our robots we took part in some fun team games first!

On day two we had a go at katakanuing!

We walked back to the main site, got changed, had some lunch and then had fun working together on night line and mission impossible!

After dinner our challenge was a creative, alphabetical scavenger hunt!

We slept very well on the second night and on Wednesday morning we enjoyed archery and catapults!


After lunch we went on a short walk but it was so hot that we decided to come back to the camp and have a water fight instead!

In the evening we toasted marshmallows on the campfire and sung some strange campfire songs!

We were having so much fun making memories that our last day had come: high ropes, bushcraft and then in the evening, generation game fun!


For bushcraft we made shelters and lit fires.

It was time for our final evening activity, the generation game!

Finally it was time to go home. What a brilliant, action-packed week we had!



Posted in Inspiration

Parkrun is a fantastic family event. It is a 3 mile (5k) long run around Barnstaple’s only Rock Park. With flat terrain and a simple course, this run is perfect for all abilities!

Common questions:

Q: What time does it start?

A: it starts about 09:00 in the morning.

Q: Are dogs allowed?

A: Yes they are, but one dog per runner and on a short lead.

Q: Do you need a barcode or anything special?

A: You do need a barcode, but they can be easily be printed.

Q: I’m not a runner, but I am under 14. Are there any other events on?

A: There is a children’s parkrun on Sundays at 09:00. This run is shorter and more sutiable for children.

So, how about trying parkrun on Saturday? A whole world of fun and friends await you!

BBC Ten Pieces response to ‘Earth Mission’

Posted in Geography, Inspiration, Music, Science

We spent the day composing and performing our response to the BBC Ten Pieces challenge: ‘Earth Mission’.  Here is the information about it taken directly from the website:

With the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Holst’s The Planets and Earth Day approaching – 2018/2019 is a great school year to explore the topic of space. Holst didn’t write a movement for Earth and so our Earth Mission asks all budding Ten Pieces astronauts (your class) to create their own piece of music about the Earth as though they are looking down on it from space!

We listened to the ‘Planets’ suite and then started getting ideas for our own composition about earth-we love our title: ‘Earth, bringer of life’.

At first we talked about our wonderful planet and focused on the elements. We worked in groups to come up with lots of ideas linked to them.

We decided to start our piece with an astroid coming from space to earth. We then represented the different elements, animals including humans and the destruction that is happening. We wanted to end our piece in hope that we can all work together to look after this wonderful planet.

Here is our musical score:


Here is our final performance that we have sent to the BBC; we are really proud of it.  It took us three times to record and we were very patient. It was interesting that each time we performed, the piece sounded slightly different as we became more confident. We hope that you enjoy it and would love to know what you think.


Earth, Bringer of Life from Goodleigh C of E Primary School on Vimeo.