On the 12th of May there was an event called the maypole. This happened at cotton end village hall. The thing that happens is that people grab onto a pole with a ribbon and dance around the pole to try and make a pattern.
Back to the event I, Alex, arrived there at 10ish and saw everybody setting up stuff like calling ice cream vans and they were setting up go cart races. A bout half an hour later everyone started arriving. At 11.30 the dance started here is a view from one of the dancers.
Evelyn, the dancer, says, “We all collected the ribbons and got into a circle. Then Ashton started playing the music as we all started dancing around the pole. We heard people clapping to the beat of the music. When we stopped we took a break as the other people did the same dance.”
By Alex and Evelyn
The may festival .
The may festival is when a few people each year get to dance around a pole with ribbons we normally do the double plait and the cobweb it is really fun and we have lots of other things going on aswell like slime making, facepaint, there’s a bouncy castle and more.
The maypole is a tall pole with ribbons attached .People hold the ribbons and dance. Some of the dances are simple and some are more detailed . People huddled round the maypole while the other people play in the park.
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By Imogen and Chloe.
YR6 SATs Week
SATs, is the most important test in primary school. It’s the time where your class teachers have built you up to this moment and all they want you to do is, to do your best. Really it shouldn’t be that worrying. I just thought of it like another test but knowing it’s a little more important.
SATs has been very challenging so far. The last test was very hard but really I didn’t worry. At the beginning I felt very confident and happy about doing my SATs – I am still very happy but it’s also been a big challenge knowing that it’ll effect my Forms when I get into Middle School.
“I’ve found it very easy and I actually think that’s a great thing.” -Aleksandra
“I’ve found SATs pretty easy”
Our topic (WW2)
This term, Otters have been learning about World War 2.
So far this term, we’ve written diary entries as people involved in war, also we’ve made information posters about these leaders: Joseph Stalin (Russian leader), Adolf Hitler (German leader), Benito Mussolini (Italian leader), Winston Churchill (English leader) And Neville Chamberlain (Used to be English leader before Churchill).
Our music lessons
This year we have started music lessons as a class with Mr V. We weren’t playing an instrument, we were playing on stuff like bins, brooms, pots, pans and plastic canisters. First we watched someone play on pots and pans and then we started learning what different things mean.
In computing we have been designing our app ideas. Our apps are about school and remembering things for school and everyday life. We are typing up focus group questions for our app using Microsoft word. Next week we will ask some children from badgers to get some feedback on our apps. We have done online surveys on google forms with questions about our app for students to reply on them and give their opinion on our app idea.
by Harry and Mason