Year 4- King Midas

This week, as part of Arts week, all the children in Year 4 had the opportunity to visit the Carriage Works where they experienced the interactive performance of ‘The Midas Company’ – a new version of the myth ‘King Midas’.

It was performed by 40 students from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London and was an amazing opportunity for the children to become involved in immersive theatre. They had a fantastic time!

Reception Blog 16/06/17

Wow, what an exciting time we have had this week!

It has been arts week in school , so we have been lucky enough to have drama lessons in class, courtesy of Prime Youth Theatre, from The Wyvern.  They run a youth group for children and young people from 5-25 years.  If your child enjoyed it, you can book a free taster session, please email

We also had the pleasure of Swindon Dance coming in to teach each year group a dance based on a different country.  The inspiration for reception is India, so we have been learning a dance called a Mudra , which is a story being told using hand movements.  We have been practising really hard anywhere we can, in class, in our PE lessons and even in the playground at lunch and break times!  The rest of the school will be amazed when we perform it to them on Friday.

We have been continuing with the book The Queens Knickers and have been designing Knickers that we think the Queen might like; we also wrote to the Queen to let her know that we had her knickers and if she would like to come and collect them, we would hold an afternoon tea party – and she ACCEPETED our invitation!   Well what excitement, we had to make sandwiches, make cakes and write menus.  We were very busy.  True to her word the Queen arrived yesterday afternoon, Amazing!  She really enjoyed our cake and sandwiches and we even presented her with a special safe to keep her knickers in in future. We all remembered to call her Mam (rhyming with ham) and she even offered Mrs Husband a job in her palace!

Our book focus for next week will be The Queens Hat by Steve Antony.

Early Years Blog- 16/06/17

We have begun our new topic of ‘People that help us’ so our role play area has been transformed into a hospital for the children to look after their injured patients! We have also created a call centre where everyone has learned that when there is a fire or an emergency we should call 999. All the children have enjoyed dressing up as nurses, firefighters and policemen.

As well as playing inside as ‘people that help us’ the children have loved using the bikes outside and using them as fire engines, police cars and ambulances. They use them to rescue their friends from fires or when they have been hurt!

We even watched a video on a real fire in a building this week! And spoke about the ‘loud noise’ they could all hear. The children learned about a fire alarm and how that helps us to know when it is not safe. We saw the firefighters drive their fire engine and the flashing lights on top! The firefighters used their big hose to put the fire out with the water.

In the construction area we have been making buildings out of the blocks and using the emergency cars and trucks to drive to the tall towers. We also created road maps for the cars and trucks to follow!

In P.E all the children have been hard at work training for our big Race for Life event on the 19th of June! We have been practicing our jogging so we don’t get tired too quickly! Hopefully we can make it the whole way round!! We hope to see you all there.

Dates to remember:

  • Race for Life on the 19th of June.
  • Sports day on the 3rd of July – AM children 10am and PM children at 1:30pm
  • School trip- AM children 27th of June and PM children on the 4th of July.