Greys – Week 14th March

We have had another incredibly busy and fun filled week in Greys Class.  We were fortunate enough to go to two events that were part of the Henley Youth Festival.

On Tuesday we visited the Kenton Theatre to see our old friends “Finger and Thumb Theatre Company” perform a new shadow show, Peter and the Wolf.  The children were transfixed as Drew retold the story making the characters out of shadows created by his hands.  Since Tuesday the children have once again been telling stories in the playground with their hand shadows.

Yesterday we went to Christ Church to enjoy an interactive workshop from “Travelling by Tuba” where  we were taken on a musical journey through the different countries of the world. Bethan had a go at playing the Ocarina and Charlie the maracas! 

At both events the children were engaged and behaved impeccably and were a credit to Peppard School – Well done!

We have continued in Topic  lessons to help Henry Hyde who this week has ended up in the Middle Ages.  We have been researching the rooms of medieval castles and the people who lived there.  The children  ended up designing and making  a castle with appropriate period features.  Look at Bethan and Nina’s drawbridge.

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This information from Eden and May should help Henry to fit into castle life.

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In Maths we have been learning about capacity – Year 1’s have been measuring using cups and the Year 2’s have used litres and 1/2 litres.  We have compared the capacity of different containers and estimated how much water it would take to fill them.  Yesterday we learnt to put this information into block graphs.

This block graph was created by Sofia.

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This block graph was created by Jake.

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Finally James Mayhew sent us this lovely e-mail about his visit to our school.

Dear  Peppard School,
Thank you so much for your very warm welcome on World Book Day. I really wanted a special and memorable WBD event this year, and visiting Peppard School was truly unforgettable.

I very much appreciated all the trouble you had gone too in preparing the children and of course the lovely lunch. Thank you so much! I’m afraid other school visits will seem rather mundane after such luxury!

Truly, this was a model school visit and it was a great pleasure to meet you all and work with the children. And congratulations again on winning the competition… It was so deserved!

Best wishes to you all and thanks again,


 Please remember your PE kit on Monday for Dance and your spelling books on Tuesday.