Monthly Archives: December 2014

Christmas in the forest

The Resource Base children, staff and parents celebrated Christmas in the forest today at Billesley Manor Police Station orchard.

We played games of hide and seek (Miss Haddleton was easy to find!) and we made Christmas forest decorations.

On the campfire, we made hot chocolate and mulled apple juice.

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Mr Rogerson and Mr Hudson joined us for our Christmas sing song around the campfire. Everyone loved the S-A-N-T-A song!

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image Forest selfies! image image image imageI think we’re all agreed that this was a lovely way to end our term and celebrate Christmas with our parents.  We had a great time and are looking forward to retuning to the forest in the new year.



Yule not believe what we have been up to!

The past few weeks have been very exciting; we’ve had plays, music and celebrations galore! Today, Year 5 and Year 6 were treated to the Baverstock Christmas spectacular! It was an amazing afternoon of music, dancing, jokes and drama. Not a single person left without a smile on their face or a song in their hearts. We would just like to thank Baverstock for their hospitality and the fantastic entertainment.

The musical delights’ of Year 4 & 5

The music concert on Wednesday (the 10th of December) was a chance for Years 4 and 5 to really show off. We were treated to a wide range of music from ukuleles to harmonicas, from guitars to soundscapes. Year 4 played a couple of songs on their ukuleles as well as singing and Year 5 premiered their freshly recorded soundtracks. It was a delight to behold!

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It’s behind you!

Last week we had a pair of special visitors come into school and put on a spectacular and unique pantomime performance. The duo took on several roles each, whilst the audience were entertained, engaged and excited in equal measure. It was a brilliant way to begin our festive celebrations!

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The Big Challenge.

Yesterday Year 5 opened the envelope containing their big challenge for the year.

“Build a theatre and make a play to perform in it.”

We agreed this was an ambitious project but felt clever enough to take it on. This is ‘Higher Order Thinking’. There is no one correct answer for us to find. We spent some time yesterday thinking about the steps we would need to take in order to accomplish this challenge.

Together we agreed that we would probably need an architect to help us design our theatre. We also agreed that our theatre would need to slot together so we could get it from our classrooms into the hall and back again.

On Friday we go to see The BFG at The REP, while we are there we will look at everything that a theatre needs to work well and feed these into the brief for the architect.

We will also need to find an architect!