This week we welcomed the Reverend Richard into school to mark Remembrance Day with all the children.
We stood in the playground and honoured the two minute silence before he took an interesting assembly about the work of the British Legion and the symbolism of wearing a poppy.
Class 1 explored John Mc Crae’s poem, ‘In Flanders fields’, they read the poem aloud before illustrating it with references to lines from the poem. They were asked to justify and explain their choice of illustration and how the illustration might be viewed from the perspective of a relative of the dead and wounded. They also had to think of a title for the poem because although it is known as Flanders fields John Mc Crae didn’t give it a name.
The children were very sensitive and reflective throughout this task and enjoyed delving deeper into the hidden meanings of the poem.
This week the Cockwood choir had the opportunity to attend Powderham Castle’s ‘Music in the Castle’ performance from Apollo 5.
The children enjoyed an afternoon masterclass from the popular acapella group, who have performed across the globe! The children learnt 2 new songs which were sung in a round, as well as new singing techniques, all in the beautiful music room. Apollo 5 performed two of their songs using complex harmonies and beats, wowing us with their talent! (more…)
We have recently received the news that we are now a ‘Music Mark’ school.
This celebrates our current music provision and means that we have access to new music materials, training and resources. We have gained this recognition through ensuring our children have access to and engage with a high-quality music education, whilst offering a broad and balanced curriculum with opportunities for performance and extracurricular activities. (more…)
This term Class 1 have been learning all about World War 2: the causes and effects, the key people involved and how it affected the lives of British citizens.
To give us a better understanding we visited Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset. Pupils dressed up as soldiers and were able to handle various artefacts. The children particularly enjoyed a guided visit around a 1940’s house, they learned all about household objects such as: a washing dolly, a mangle, the scullery and old money.