Scarlet Class have been studying the life and works of Alberto Giacometti who was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draftsman and printmaker. Beginning in 1922, he lived and worked mainly in Paris but regularly visited his hometown Borgonovo to see his family and work on his art. Giacometti was one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. After their research and design work the children are enjoying getting their hands dirty (and the desks and the floor...)
Sweet and tasty treats are the order of the day!
After trying their hand at a number of savoury dishes in recent weeks, including Super Scouse, today was the opportunity to make some sweet (but fairly healthy) treats. Tasty Oatie Cookies with raisins were on the menu. The most important piece of equipment was the weighing scales as precision with the ingredients makes for crunchier cookies! Sugar, Oats, Honey, Raisins and Butter were the key ingredients and the top tip was to try and make all the cookies the same size so that they cook in the same amount of time.
Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?
The world famous story of the two young, star-crossed lovers was brought to life this afternoon for all our children in Key Stage 2. The children watched, spell bound, as with minimal set and props and simple costume, Emily, Josh and Peter from the Manchester Actors Company told the tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet. The children experienced the full range of emotions as they cringed at the kissing, gasped at the the stabbings and gazed in silence as the poison did its worst!
The quality of the performances were reflected in the questions the children asked after the play, from technical questions around set and props, to the difficulty in learning lines and rehearsing the set and costume changes. The Shakespearian language was no barrier, as the children gained a clear sense of the story, questioning the actions and motivations of the various characters and a genuine disbelief a how such a tragic story could unfold in just such a short space of time!
It is such an important opportunity for the children to see the language of Shakespeare lifted from the page and brought to life through performance.
What light from yonder window breaks?
World Book Day Celebrations.
PJs in Y6..... we were so comfy!!
Favourite Read Celebration
Unusual places to read winners.
Year 6 enjoyed a visit from the Litherland High School Drama Department. We enjoyed taking part in a drama workshop about Grease The Musical. Later that week we were invited to Litherland High to watch the school production. We were so proud to see a number of our former pupils taking on lead roles and playing in the band.
Y5 and Y6 enjoying a wonderful, interactive day out at The Western Approaches in preparation for our World War 2 topic. We then went to listen to the Liverpool Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Top Secret Day Out!
Lunchtime on Dock Street!
Enjoying our morning at the Liverpool’s secret WW2 HQ
Today we have been carrying out an independent investigation to discover the effect of adding increasing numbers of batteries to different electrical components in a circuit! The light and sound meters in the iPad have been invaluable for measuring the effects! We will be using a spreadsheet to present and analyse the data.
Super Scouse, made by Scousers!
To celebrate Global Scouse Day on 28th February 2019 Scarlet Class have been busy in Moss Munch cooking some of Liverpool’s Finest culinary creation, a big pan of Scouse! We have also been learning about the term ‘Scouse’ and it’s different meanings. If you like the sample the children brought home then the recipe and further information can be found at: https://globalscouseday.com/
A tasty treat to take home!
Friday 15th February
On a lovely sunny winters morning a group of Year 5 and 6 children, went to the Sefton Swimming Gala at Crosby Leisure Centre. They were a credit to the school with their effort and behaviour always striving to do their best. A special mention goes to the 4 boys who reached the Freestyle Relay Final, a very good effort indeed.
The Battle for Equality
KS2 enjoying learning how to stay healthy with The Pop Project!
Welcome back after a our festive break! Scarlet class will be doing lots of exciting things this term. Please see our topic letter below for more information.