June 2022

We continued our Samba music unit today by following pictorial notation to play various instruments to create samba music. The children then composed and performed their own short samba pieces in groups.
Continuing on from our learning on rewilding in Yellowstone National Park and the Knepp Estate, our Year 6 pupils visited the rewilding project at Lower Sharpham Farm. The children compared the range of grasses and other flowering plants in a farmed field to that of a rewilded field and found a greater range in the latter. We then visited the cows and woolly pigs introduced to the grounds and walked to the river through the vast reef beds. It was a fascinating trip and we are now in discussion to see how we might create a smaller-scale rewilding project in the school grounds. Thanks to Simon and Fraser at Ambios who organised and led the trip. 
This term, Eagles Class are learning the basics of playing recorders. They will progress to play along to 'You've Got A Friend' by Carole King but today was practising the notes A, B and G. The children composed their own short pieces using these three notes.