Thursday, 5 July 2018

Buckfast Abbey - Storytelling Festival - Part 3 - Bob Hartman

For our final workshop at the Buckfast Abbey storytelling festival, we met Bob Hartman. Bob has written over 60 children's books and has been telling his stories for over 25 years. We were very lucky to be in this workshop.

Bob was absolutely hilarious, and lots of the children in our class were chosen to go up on to the stage and be part of his story. Here are some photos of Josh being a 'donkey' in one of the stories. Josh did some fantastic donkey noises and played the part so well.

We also had Lana and Leon up on the on the link below to the video of them both participating in the storytelling. 

Overall, we all had an AMAZING day and were so happy that we had the opportunity to be part of the festival. Apparently there were over 700 children there today with us....WOW!!!!! A huge thank you to all of our storytellers!!!

Buckfast Abbey - Storytelling Festival - Part 2.....Steve Stickley

For our second workshop at the Buckfast Abbey storytelling festival, we had the pleasure of listening to lots of stories by Steve Stickley who is a professional storyteller and has a very impressive background in drama. For this session, we teamed up with half of Mrs Hewitt's class and another school. 

This was another brilliant workshop which was full of participation for all of us. We were continuing to laugh and have lots of fun. Another fantastic part of our day. A huge thank you to Steve!!

Buckfast Abbey - Storytelling Festival - Part 1....Abimbola Alao

Today, we were very lucky to have the opportunity to visit Buckfast Abbey to take part in a storytelling festival. We were all very excited, the sun was shining and there was nothing better than spending the day listening to some new stories told by some famous authors!

After a very interesting bus journey, we arrived at Buckfast Abbey. Mrs Hewitt's class went off in one direction and we went off in another. As we started to get closer to a conference building, we noticed someone was standing outside smiling and waiting for us. 

It was Abimbola Alao. She is a well known performance story teller from Nigeria. At this point, we were even more excited!!!

After listening about Abi and using our geographical knowledge, the storytelling was about to start. At this point, Miss Shears was taking too many photos and getting distracted by Abi's published books.....some things never change!!!!!

Abi explained how one the main things about telling a good story is that of 'audience participation' this is the part where we come in!!!!

We continued to listen to lots of different stories and we helped tell them too but doing lots of actions. It was so much fun! We learnt a lot about morals and George even mentioned the word 'karma' which was spot on! 

It was the perfect start to our day, and we all really enjoyed it. Abi was absolutely amazing!!!!!!

A massive thank you to Abi for making our first storytelling workshop absolutely fantastic. Keep checking back to see our next blog with another famous storyteller......

Monday, 18 June 2018

It's SHOW TIME!!!!!!

This afternoon, we began to play our part in the preparation for the KS2 end of year show!! We can't quite tell you what we were doing because it will ruin the surprise! However, it was so much fun, and tomorrow we will finishing them!!! Make sure you look out for them on the night of the performance :)

Friday, 15 June 2018

Our time with the chicks - Part 1

Today, we were very lucky to have the chance to hold and cuddle all of the chicks!! We were all very excited!!! We had to wait a few days because of how delicate they were when they first hatched! But today was the day!!! Everyone moved the tables and we sat in a big circle making sure there were no gaps in case a chick tried to escape!!!

Luckily, the chicks didn't escape, in fact they fell asleep on most of us, which was the cutest thing ever!!! We had to put them back, because we could tell they were starting to get really tired!!! We are looking forward to seeing the chicks every day next week for even more cuddles!!!!

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Chicks Hatching - Time Lapse 13.06.18

We were very lucky today to see some of our chicks hatching!

However, it was made even better by Miss Shears making a time lapse of one of them hatching.

It was absolutely fascinating to watch!!!

Chicks, chicks and more chicks!!!!

Today was a very special day.......even more special than the other days we have at school!!! This was because, when we all arrived, all of the children in Year 3/4 were talking about the chicks!!!

Now, when we left yesterday, they were eggs!!! Yet, when we walked through the hall, everyone was talking about how we now have four freshly hatched chicks!!! It was so exciting!! We all really wanted to see them!!!!

After Miss Shears had taken the register, she showed us some of the photos she had taken of the chicks this morning when she came into school!!!

The chicks are so cute, and we can't wait until the get really fluffy!!! After spelling, Mrs Fellowes sorted out a 'live feed' of some more of the chicks hatching, which was something absolutely fantastic to watch!!! 

We will post some of the videos in the next few days that we have of our lovely new chicks so keep checking back to our blog!!!

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Our chick TIME LAPSE - Number 1

After school today, Miss Shears set up her iPad in Mrs Hewitt's classroom, to try out a time lapse on our chicks!! Although the time lapse isn't very long, it was actually filming the eggs for nearly an hour!

The video has been attached below, so click on it and see what is happening to our eggs........

It's all very exciting!!! We are hoping to come in tomorrow to see some more changes!!!

Monday, 11 June 2018

What a brilliant EGG-CITING!!!!!!

This afternoon, during our PE lesson, we suddenly had to stop because our surprise had arrived!!!!!!!

At this point, no one knew what the surprise was and Miss Shears was still somehow managing to keep it a secret!!! 

We lined up on the playground and started to make our way back into school, where we were walking towards Mrs Hewitt's class......this was the point where we all realised something different was about to happen!!! 

As we walked into the classroom, we saw all of Mr Ward's and Mrs Hewitt's class huddled around the tables in the corner of the classroom....still very strange!!!

All of a sudden, a man started to talk (he was wearing a visitors badge so at this point we knew the teachers knew who he was, but we still didn't) Mrs Fellowes was holding her camera and as usual, so was Miss Shears!!!

The man started to ask us what it was he had put next to was an incubator!!!! He began to explain how we were going to be looking after some chicks over the next couple of weeks!! How exciting!! He opened an egg box and began to move the eggs into the incubator!!! Well where are the chicks??????????

He continued to explain to use how we were to look after them, and what we should expect over the next few days!! This was very exciting, and we could see how intrigued everyone was and how happy they all were for having this opportunity!!!

He continued to explain what we needed to do and showed us a huge poster of instructions and tips to help us through the process!!!

We also got the opportunity to ask a few questions which was brilliant, because we were all thinking.......Are they the same eggs we buy in the supermarket????

Keep checking back to see the progress of our chicks......hopefully this will include more photos, videos, time lapses and even maybe a live feed!!!!

Friday, 8 June 2018

Break the Rules

Today, as a whole school we were taking part in 'BREAK THE RULES' day! For this, we were allowed to come to school wearing whatever we wanted to! For some of us, this involved wearing a tutu, bright pink socks, leggings and a fame t-shirt (and that was just Mrs Hall!!!!!!!) The rest of us wore some of our favourite clothes, as well as bright coloured wigs and even decided to have our hair coloured!

However, for every piece of clothing we were wearing which was not our school uniform, we donated 50p!!!

As a whole class, we raised over £45 which was a fantastic effort!!!! Well done everyone, and thank you so much for supporting our PTA!!!