We have had an exciting and emotional day in year 5KH. Mr Frith has spent his last day as our amazing teaching assistant, and it was our class assembly! After a morning of practising for our assembly, we were first visited by Miss Iqbal, and then Miss Freeman surprised us with a visit! The children performed so beautifully in the afternoon as they began our Holy Week liturgies by reminding us of what happened on Palm Sunday. Thank you to Miss Iqbal and Miss Freeman for visiting us. But most importantly, we thank Mr Frith for all of his support and dedication to us this year. We'll miss him very much!
Father Chris visited Year 5 KH today to talk to the children about how Jesus was tempted in the desert. The children asked many questions about being tempted and how to resist temptation. They also talked about their Lenten promises and asked Father Chris about his. He told us that we have to have strong reasons behind our Lenten promises in order to be committed and to be able to resist temptation. Although, he did tell us that we all give in sometimes and that's okay, as long as we say sorry to God and try again.
On Thursday 9th March, Year 5 went to see ‘Running Wild’ performed at the Lyceum Theatre. The performance was spectacular and it was a really memorable experience for all of the children. Here are some of the comments they wrote when we reflected on our trip on Friday morning:
I loved Running Wild! It was a master production and had EPIC puppetry! The whole show was amazing, but my favourite bit was when Oona and the tiger had a fight! (Michael, Y5KH)
In three words, I would describe it as emotional, touching, and extravagant. Thanks Michael Morpurgo, for writing this book. (Millie Y5BT)
I think the Running Wild performance was incredible and truly magical. The puppets were very realistic, especially Oona. (Isla Y5KH)
We didn’t know that palm oil was such a problem to our environment. I was in awe every second I watched the performance. It was full of creativity and thought. It makes me wonder how long it took to create the play. (Hazel Y5BT)
I really liked the scene with the tsunami and when she tells her mum to go to the beach. (Paddy Y5BT)
The Running Wild performance was so moving. My favourite part was when the tsunami took place. It made me lost for words! I hated Mr Anthony, but the man who played him brought him to life, complete with Aussie accent and all! (Natalie Y5BT)
It was really touching when Lily’s dad died so early on and the coffin was walked across the stage. (Rachel Y5KH)
We have all dressed up today as characters from our recent class book 'Running Wild', by Michael Morpurgo. The children looked fantastic dressed as elephants, tigers, monkeys, and other things that you might find in the jungle. We're all very excited to see 'Running Wild' at the Lyceum theatre this time next week!