Today, Year 5 were lucky enough to have a visit from Peoplescape Theatre. We watched a performance that told the stories of people who had migrated to Lewisham, and learnt that migration means movement. We learnt that people migrate for many different reasons: to explore; to study; to work; to find a new home, being some of the many reasons. We talked about some of the reasons people may have for staying in Lewisham, or for returning to where they came from, and how difficult those decisions can be to make.
Over the course of the term, the children in Year 5 will be participating in workshops to learn more about Lewisham’s history and the stories of its people, culminating in a celebration of Lewisham’s diverse communities with a performance.
We’re really looking forward to the workshops, where we’ll have the opportunity to explore a theme through drama techniques such as still image, corridor of thought, shadow puppets, choral speaking and poetry writing.
A huge thank you to all the mums, dads and carers who were able to join us for our Tudor Banquet today. We were able to celebrate all the hard work the children have put in over the last 10 weeks, and we really enjoyed sharing it with you all.
(Thank you to Mr Bothick who gave Miss Ashby a crash course on compressing a video! Who knew it was so easy?!)
In Year 4, our topic this term is The Tudors. We will be learning about Tudor homes in towns and villages. In order for the children to make their own model of a Tudor house, we would ask that each child brings in a box that is about the size of a shoe box. If any children can bring in a spare, that would be appreciated too. We would like the boxes by half term, so that we can make our models on our return to school, week beginning Monday 28th October.