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Brockenhurst C of E Primary School

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YR "To be or not to be, that is the question!"

The children joined in with yesterday’s Shakespeare activities with their usual enthusiasm and gusto. After a whirlwind synopsis of the Hamlet play complete with actions for every character, they then prepared their party piece of the “to be or not to be!” speech ending with “ahh, there’s the rub!” In the afternoon the whole school gathered together to act out the play with all the Year groups taking their turn to participate and, although shy the first time through, the YR/1s got a chance to do a superb repeat performance. So many budding actors in the making.  Sorry I was unable to download the photos and video from the ipad before leaving school today. Hopefully I will be able to get them on here next week along with many other photos from this term.

In class they have been acting out their own plays and beginning to write their own stories drawing on all the storybook language they have picked up from both home and school. Thank you for all the boxes which made their way back to you most likely in a slightly different guise.  The children made some interesting houses and castles for story book characters. We looked online at Hamlet’s castle in Denmark and made crowns. Our speed sounds this week were “ow” as in crown (the phrase we learn is “ow – brown cow”) and “ng” (thing on a string)as in king as well as “er – better letter”. The new sounds we are beginning to learn came in handy when writing the stories.

In Maths we have been practising counting on and back using numberlines and board games. This is a good thing to practice at home – any board game, such as snakes and ladders, which involves numbers and counting on using a dice reinforces so many maths skills for children whilst having fun.

It was a treat again today to go to the Little Flames service at Church and find out more about Palm Sunday. Yesterday we made the most of the sunny weather to go on another welly walk across the common to see what had changed since the autumn. We saw a few ducks making the most of all the extra  flood water. Good to see that spring is on its way.

This morning we had another practice of our Sports relief dance – “This is me” with Year 6. Here is the link to the video of it in case your child wants to practice again at home over the next week: