Junior Music Festival tickets

Please see below for a letter about tickets for the upcoming Junior Music Festival in which we shall be performing.

Ticket letter for parents 2017

Class Assembly – Kings on trial

This morning, Year 5 presented our class assembly all around the topic of Kings and Queens of England. We put a number of them on trial for their ‘crimes’, with some pretty gruesome sentences for some of the worst offenders! The class spoke up well and presented their learning enthusiastically to the audience. Perhaps more impressively, the children generated the ideas for the scenes and wrote most of the script themselves in their English lessons. Well done Year 5!

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Cedar Class Portrait Gallery

Today we welcomed parents in to view our Cedar Class Portrait Gallery of Kings of England from the last 1000 years, along with biographies written in English.

Here is our work:

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Here are a selection of portraits up close:

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William the Conqueror by Maia

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William the Conqueror by Samuel

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William the Conqueror by Charlie

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Henry VIII by Cody

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Henry VIII by Francesca

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Charles I by Jack

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Charles I by Hiranya

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Oliver Cromwell by Lily

King Arthur stories

We hope you enjoyed reading our work in class earlier. Here are a selection of our King Arthur stories. We spent a long time finding and discussing new vocabulary we could use to improve the quality of our language. We are also beginning to experiment with new ways of starting sentences, for added variety. What do you think?

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Annie

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Francesca

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Charlie

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Charlotte

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Leona

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Lily

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Maia

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William

Portrait Gallery Grand Opening!

Please come and see the opening of the Cedar Class Portrait Gallery on Thursday after school, where you will be able to view our art work, along with biographical writing on a selection of English Kings. Our recent English work around King Arthur will also be available for you to read.

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by Daniel Mytens, oil on canvas, 1631843px-Oliver_Cromwell_by_Samuel_Cooper

 

MAGNA CARTA

King  John was a king who could do whatever he liked. He usually stole land, money and he could force widows to re-marry and send innocent people to prison, until one day the barons and knights became so fed up that they had to think of a way to limit the king’s power. They thought of the king having to sign a document. It was called MAGNA CARTA. The barons went over the rules and soon King John agreed to sign it . That is how the king’s power has been limited to this day. Magna Carta was signed in June 1215.

 

By Francesca and Charlotte 

King John and Magna Carta

   

King John signed Magna Carta to say that he could not just do whatever he pleased, he had to obey some rules. He had no choice but to obey these rules as there were barons  keeping watch over him to make sure he followed these rules. There were 63 rules. Some of the rules were: he could not just take his people’s money, he could not have anybody imprisoned or execute anyone without reason, and he could not force widows to get married to strangers. Magna Carta was signed in 1215 in a tent which is said to be in green field. Some of the rules we still follow today, but unfortunately some of these 63 rules have been forgotten. 

By:Annie and Kate

King John

On 15th of June 1215, a document was created called the Magna Carta. It was used against King John because he had too much power and used it badly, he made people marry complete strangers and put people in prison for no reason. He also took land that didn’t belong to him. Magna Carta had many rules which made King John unable to use his powers in the wrong way and caused him to have many powers taken away from him. The barons made the Magna Carta. It had sixty-three rules in total and people use the rules today. King John said that he would not sign The Magma, but soon the Barons started to gather citizens to make King John sign it. Eventfully, King John agreed to every one of the rules and signed the document. After that, the king was almost powerless and the lands were all returned to the previous owners.

King John

Long, long ago the barons thought King John was unfair always taking more tax than he should, stealing people’s land and making widows get married to men they didn’t even know! All people did was protest, debate and complain about his behaviour and some desperately wanted a new king. One day the barons decided it was time to see someone so they went and saw the Archbishop of Canterbury. He also complained that the King’s behaviour was wrong and needed to stop. Together they decided to create the Magna Carta. The archbishop told the king he must sign otherwise his popularity would slowly fade away, not that he was that popular anyway. Eventually he signed it, with some of it surviving until today.

 

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Road Safety poems

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As promised, following our Speed Watch & Road Safety session last week, here are a selection of poems, written for homework.

Amy

Amy

Charlotte

Charlotte

Dylan

Dylan

Francesca

Francesca

Freyja

Freyja

Livy

Livy

Lola

Lola

Samuel

Samuel

Tommy

Tommy