What a week we have had in Lions class, busy would not be a strong enough adjective to describe it!
On Monday afternoon, Lions created their 'Dig for Victory' garden outside the classroom - so far they have planted peas, spinach, cabbages and lettuce. They have made cane structures to support the peas and moved enough soil to fill all our planting troughs. The challenge over the coming weeks will be keeping the cats at bay and making sure the plants get enough water.
On Tuesday afternoon, we immersed ourselves in WW1 by listening to a play set in 1914 and improvising some extra scenes. This set the scene for today's visit from Dan - the WW1 expert - which was so entertaining and informative. The class learned about the causes of the war by literally wearing the hats of key players. They were able to handle genuine artefacts from the time and learn about the role of technology in the conflict. Needless to say, they were fascinated and behaved beautifully.
On Thursday, we felt like celebrating the beautiful weather and spent the afternoon playing rounders and enjoying a picnic on the field.
And on Friday we performed and composed a series of soundscapes to complement our drama. Using percussion instruments and 'found sounds', they depicted the calm of the countryside before the war, the tension of waiting for the order to 'Go over the top' and the confusion and turmoil of an attack. The results were fabulous.
On top of all this, of course, there were the KS2 SATs exams, which they approached with calm, determination and a "We mean business!" attitude - I am so proud of them.
Well done Lions (and thank you for your very kind presentation this morning). Have a lovely weekend.