A bit of drama

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This week the school corridors rang with Spanish as we welcomed fifteen language students to the school and the children continued their wild swimming with the sea being the theme for the week. Mr Cotter's drama classes got off to a flying start, with children who previously thought drama was not for them thoroughly enjoying themselves and Mrs Twelves led a discovery trip around Exeter to engage the children in their writing.  

Bringing English to life

We believe in making tasks meaningful. In English, Willow class have been studying the text A Walk in London by Salvatore Rubbino with Mrs Twelves. To bring this to life and allow the students to write their own version, A Walk in Exeter, they took a stroll into the city to explore it in more detail than they usually would when visitng the shops. They later researched some of the local tourist attractions to add to their descriptions. Everyone enjoyed learning outside of the classroom and now we can't wait to read their finished pieces. 

A bit of drama 

To continue with our broad curriculum, we are delighted to now offer drama lessons with our very own Mr Cotter who not only runs our Sanctuary, but also has an acting background having appeared in numerous films, TV and theatrical productions including a Hollywood film! 

The children have all been very excited and Mrs Wrightson was even invited to watch a performance by KS4 on Wednesday and was very impressed with what she saw. KS2 will be learning basic theatrical skills including using improvisation and mime and KS4 will be performing extracts from Philip Pullman's adaptation of Frankenstein. Watch this space for performance dates.

Lost Property

There is currently a lot of lost property – particularly coats! It is gathering on the top of the units at the back of the lunch hall. Please have a look for your chid’s belongings at drop off or pick up. Alternatively, we will be displaying the found items on a table in the entrance hall before and after the Harvest Festival. 

Dates for the Diary

Harvest Festival - Friday 18th October 2pm

Christmas Carols - Wednesday 18th December 11am