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RAF Cosford

The children of Upper School have been studying WWII over the past few weeks and, yesterday, visited RAF Cosford near Telford. The trip was a brilliant experience for the children who got to see, firsthand, some of the most famous planes to have ever been built from across both world wars and into the modern era too. They were also able to get a better understanding of how the end of World War II impacted the world in the amazing Cold War exhibit. What a brilliant day!  

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National Space Centre Trip!

What a day! The children of upper school have been to Leicester today to visit the amazing National Space Centre in support of their topic 'What Lies Beyond?'. The exhibits in the galleries really were out of this world and the children spent the day learning all about the solar system, black holes, the constellations and how the scientific community of the world has come together to explore the stars. Click on the image below to see some pictures from the day.

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Clothes Swap and 'No New June'!

Many thanks to all the children and parents who came to the Upper School's Fast Fashion Clothes Swapping event. It was great to see so many pre-loved clothes finding a new home rather than going to landfill, as we found out they so often do. The children learned a lot over the unit of work, and have hopefully been inspired to exercise their power as a consumer to make more ethical choices like a concerned Global Citizen.  


Final Event

In the spirit of the event, many parents and children also 'signed up' to take part in Upper School's 'No New June' initiative. This is a commitment to not buy any new clothes during the month of June but to explore more sustainable options. The children were really passionate about this and did a wonderful job advertising this idea with badges, stickers and slogans. I hope everyone's 'No New June' is going well! 

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Viking Coronation

To support all the hard work they have put into their topic around the Vikings, upper school held a special Viking ceremony to crown the new "King Hiccup Horrible Haddock III" today. The children all got into the spirit of the day, preparing songs, a play and a dramatic retelling of a raid on the Monastery on Lindisfarne. The children demonstrated their fantastic learning and also had a lot of fun too. As you will see from the pictures, the children all looked fantastic in their Viking costumes...

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Musical melodies

This afternoon, Upper School explored different time signatures and rhythms through 'The Piglet Polka'. We spoke about the importance of maintaining a steady tempo and playing the notes to their full length. The children worked together to improve their overall sound. It has been brilliant to see them showing good progress and improved understanding each week, within their lessons. Well done!

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Silent Night

Upper School have been working hard in their music lessons this afternoon. They have been echoing and moving to help them rehearse a variety of songs. 

They've also been considering how songs may sound in other languages. To fit in with our work around Peace and Conflict in World War I, the children have been singing Silent Night. However, they've been singing it slightly differently today as they've sung it in German! You can see the first verse below. Well done, children. 

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From designs to finished products!

The children in Team Endeavour have worked extremely hard this half term and have continually blown me away with their creativity and enthusiasm to get involved in our foundation subjects! 

Here they all are standing proudly with their own designs printed onto their Jubilee t-shirts! 

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Team Endeavour's English

Today in English, we kick started our new unit of 'A letter to my future self' by reading an example one!

The children enjoyed looking at the pictures, reading the letter and playing the games which were mentioned within it such as: Cat's Cradle and hand clapping games. 

Here they are, very excited, whilst exploring our new genre of writing! 

Over the coming week, the children will be writing their own letter to future versions of themselves!

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Jubilee Designs!

Today, Team Endeavour put their design skills to the test! They have started to create their very own design to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee.

The children have blown me away with their creativity and ability to remember all of the skills they've been taught! 

Here are some of the pupils looking extremely proud of their designs! 

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Fashion Enthusiasts

Yesterday, the children experimented with making different tie-dye patterns and today we have used those vibrant pieces of art work to create outfits in the style of the 1970s.

The children are thoroughly enjoying our 'Through the Decades' topic and have been so enthusiastic! 

Here are some of our young designers showing off their outfits! 

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