National Poetry Day

Today is National Poetry Day!

The children in KS1 and KS2 attended assemblies this morning to celebrate and to hear about an exciting opportunity.

We have launched a poetry writing competition across the Key Stages.

Have a look through the presentations to remind yourselves what it was all about.

Remember that you can watch this video if you need a little more inspiration and guidance:

Remember that your entries need to be handed in to your teachers before Friday 22nd October to be in with a chance of winning a prize!

Lewisham Migration Stories

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.

1S Duckling Diaries

For the past 2 weeks we have been keeping a duckling diary and writing entries about the eggs arriving, ducklings hatching and lots more!

Today we were feeling particularly proud of ourselves and wanted to show our hard work! We were writing facts about ducks and everyone worked hard to write down facts they found interesting for their diaries.

I hope when you look at the photos below you see not only their lovely pieces of work but also the pride on their faces. Super work 1S!!!