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Year 4 have begun a creative art project based on the seasons at King James Academy in Bishop Auckland. Their final creative piece will be exhibited alongside those of the King James GCSE students this summer term. The focus this term is Spring.
Each week the children are shown a new technique using a variety of mediums; last week we drew some images of spring with crayon and then applied coloured ink to create a wax resist effect.
This week we drew and coloured Spring images onto paper and used an origami- paper folding technique to create Spring flowers; these will become the border for our final piece.
Year 4 returned to school to find mysterious symbols in our classrooms. We found out that they were actually Viking runes, and it was our job to decode the message!
Writing was known as a skill in Viking times. The symbols were carved into stone or wood, and unlike our alphabet, were all made of straight lines. This was so the Vikings could easily use chisels and knives to make the marks.
Once we cracked the code, the message read: The Vikings were fierce warriors from Scandinavia. This introduces the topic we will be looking at over the next few weeks, where we will look at where and why the Vikings invaded, what they wore, what they ate, Viking Gods and so much more!
We're all very excited that The Royal Shakespeare Company are visiting us again to give us a community performance of 'Julius Caesar,' by William Shakespeare. Following their huge success when they brought us, 'The Famous Victories of Henry V,' they've chosen the bloodthirsty tale of Caesar who was assassinated by his friends, starting a war between the generals of Rome. It promises to be even better than their last performance and is 90 minutes of pure entertainment.
This performance is packed with action, lots of sword fighting and daggers drawn. It's especially adapted for families and is suitable for children over the age of 7 years. If your children are not old enough to attend, come by yourselves and bring your friends.There'll be plenty of audience participation as you cheer for Caesar and Brutus. Which side will you be on?
Tickets are available from Mrs. Gentles or from the office at Crook Primary School, priced at £5 each. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There are a small number of tickets left so don't delay. Join us at 6pm on Wednesday 28th February in our main hall and meet the actors before the play starts. We guarantee you will be more entertained by than anything on TV that night!