Autumn Term 2
On Christmas Bonanza day, Emperors worked hard to make personalised elf marionette puppets which included our faces. Our designs were interesting and very varied!
We have worked really hard in English this week to complete our stories, which have been inspired by Macbeth. We thought about including figurative language and dialogue to bring the story to life, and showing the detail of the characters and settings that we now know so well. We recorded our stories as audio books for Miss Edwards and for our parents, which you can listen to using the link below.
We also recorded our own rap video, inspired by the BBC's Shakespeare in Shorts version of Macbeth. We hope you enjoy it!
Fire Service visit
We were lucky enough to be visited by Hampshire Fire Service (virtually), and they taught us the importance of checking our smoke alarms, and reminded us about the dangers of leaving electric items plugged in, like Christmas lights or mobile phones. We were really surprised to find out about how quickly a fire could spread, and how important it is to know a safe route out of the building if a fire starts. They taught us potentially life-saving advice, like stop, drop and roll, and encouraged us to create escape plans for our homes so that we can help keep our families safe. In the photo we are rating risk levels out of 10 using our fingers to help communicate over Microsoft Teams!
We continued to learn about Macbeth, and tried hard to think about the different character's motives. We completed a conscience alley, where we advised Macbeth on whether or not he should kill King Duncan in order to get the Scottish crown.
We have been coding using Scratch in order to animate our choice of scene from Macbeth.
Here are some examples:
Duncan's death - Imogen, Lucy and Flora
The Witches - Violet and Elsie
The Ghost of Banquo - Oscar and Thomas
We started our new English topic of Macbeth - we are enjoying learning about the different characters, and we acted through the opening scene of the Three Witches in Shakespearean English. We have also had fun learning Shakespearean insults such as "onion-eyed pantaloon". This links with our Computing where we are animating our choice of scene from the play.
We have exciting news! We got an email from Charlotte and Prince Imhotep from Ufton Court! Charlotte was so impressed by our diary entries that she wrote to us to thank us for our hard work, and included a picture of her reading our diaries to the Prince. We're thrilled that our work is being displayed at Ufton Court for other visitors to look at!
In English we have been learning about poems from World War One. We have used these as inspiration to write our own poems about peace. These will be displayed around our peace pole, in the school garden, for children to read and reflect on.
This week we made Egyptian-inspired flatbreads. This involved tasting different Egyptian foods including dates, figs, fennel and coriander, and then designing our own flatbreads using our favourite ingredients. We used a traditional Egyptian recipe for the flatbread dough, then either added our ingredients to the dough, placed them on top, or had them as an optional dip.