Year 6’s visit to Cadogan Hall for Dreamtime Tales

Monday 12th March saw the Year 6 children take a trip to Cadogan Hall in London, to listen and participate in a Classical roadshow about Australia’s origine stories, The Dreamtime Tales.

The children had been preparing for the concert by listening and learning the songs that they would be singing along with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, narrators and a children’s stage choir.

They decided to get into character by designing their own t-shirts using the aboriginal technique of dot painting, which they wore for the performance.

The songs ranged from a sea shanty style telling the story of Captain James Cook’s two year voyage of discovery, where he finally landed at Botany Bay.  There he met the aboriginal peoples inhabiting this new land, as well as discovering new and wonderful wildlife.

The Aborigines shared some of their origine stories about the Rainbow Snake and how the world began.

Our children sang these stories along with the narrators and the instruments of the Royal Philharmonic.  The conductor introduced some of the intruments and told the children to listen out for the calls of exotic birds, created by instruments such as the clarinet, piccalo and oboe.

kieran and aamy year5 wray common

“WHAT IS THAT?” he said to his friend, His friend turned around and came face to face with a terrifying monster. Its fur was as thick as a wall, its teeth was as sharp as knives it was like I was in a horrible nightmare. Me and my friend made a run for it while we could before ripped us up into pieces. I felt as though I was going to die that very second, the monster picked me up with one of his hairy hands. My friend was free when I was stuck with this ugly, hideous creator. I was so close to death…what will I do?    

The magical key

Frost covered the lifeless grass; the fluffy clouds hovered through the energetic sky. Sam strolled out his black, wooden door; in the frosty grass he saw a rusty key. He quickly picked it up and it glowed. Suddenly a gateway opened and slowly he walked through. In front of him was a bright magical world with trees made of all flavoured ice cream and path ways made of candy. Then he realised how he will get back? He tried saying all the words he could think of then he tried the key and he arrived back on earth.

Sam and Jack 6L The light was so bright

If you are reading this, I am probably dead. Shells are falling into the sorrowful ruins of our trenches, but I am trapped under dark, cold rubble. My body is broken but my mind is at peace. There is no hope for me now. If you are reading this, don’t make the same mistake I did. Don’t go to war. There is still hope for you. Remember me.

I lift up my pen and seal the envelope. Suddenly, the impact of a shell rattles my bones. The I see a dazzling beam. The light was so bright. But now darkness.

PGL-Getting ready to go

Everybody is nervous and excited at the moment.We have already sorted out the bedrooms but we haven’t found out what day groups yet.

1. Get your suitcase and put your name on it.

2. Then get you clothes and pack them

3.then check the list to see if you have  everything.

4. Double check you have evreything in your suitcase.

5. Choose a suitable bag and your toys NO ELECTRONICS!