Mrs La Farge, Mr Grosse, the other Mrs Kemp and I have, once again, had a really enjoyable couple of weeks listening to children from across the school presenting their poems. There have been some very confident and engaging performances, demonstrating lovely expression, varied tone and super diction. I loved listening to the children in year 1 who performed ‘Autumn Time’ by Brenda Williams. They entertained by including delightful actions in their performances. I loved watching them ‘tossing apples’ and ‘shaking conkers’. At the other end of the school, the year six children had all chosen their own poems. They had not made life easy for themselves at all, selecting some challenging material from a wide range of genres. Their confident, impressive performances of these tricky poems were lively, funny and moving.
I was very proud of all the children. Public speaking is a life skill which many do not find easy but they rose to the challenge, overcame their nerves and enjoyed the experience.
Special mention to the following children who gave memorable, confident performances -
Rec- Monty P, Alexander A
Yr 1- Annabelle A-H, Belle S
Yr 2- Nathan M, Alice P, James B
Yr 3- Oscar B, Kai B, Oscar B, Victor A, Jamie S,
Yr 4 -Annie R, Emily S, Zac M-D, Florence P, Ben S
Yr 5- Coral B, Sam P, Macey B, Amalie A
Yr 6- Katrina B, Charlie M, Max P-J, Rosie H, Ted A,
House winner: Brunel were the winners this year; beating Seacole (winners for the last two years) into second place by only 5 points.