Stomp Rockets

This term Class AS have been working on creating rockets in DT with Mrs Horrocks. Firstly they made designs and tested paper rockets. Then they moved onto the design process for the fully fledged stomp rockets which are powered by air forced out of a bottle and up a tube. The children formed into teams which competed against each other to see which rocket could travel the furthest distance. Design and angle of launch became particularly important. The winning team comprised Oliver, Alex C, Alex M, Josh NB, Cameron & James. Photos and a brief bit of film can be seen below.

Stomp Rockets

Theseus & the Minotaur – The Dance

This term in dance we have been looking at Theseus and the Minotaur. Each week we have created, practised and evaluated a different part of the dance, then today we put it all together and performed it as a whole.

There are six scenes to the dance:
1) King Aegeus choosing the victims for the Minotaur
2) The journey across the sea to Crete
3) Entering the labyrinth
4) Fighting the Minotaur
5) Exiting the labyrinth and leaving Ariadne on Naxos
6) Returning home and the suicide of Aegeus.

The children worked in four groups:
1) Alex M, Oliver, Alex C, Jack, Josh NB, Elias and Cameron
2) Elyse, Katie, Lily, Kirsten, Charlotte, Susie, Abi E and Abi P
3) Will R, Will C, Will W, James, Ben, Harry, Korban and Jake
4) John, Emma, Madeleine, Lucy, Eve, Josh F, Georgina and Emily

All files can be played with Quicktime

Theseus & the Minotaur Group 1
Theseus & the Minotaur Group 2
Theseus & The Minotaur Group 3
Theseus & the Minotaur Group 4

Alex C’s Sand Fairy description

The sand fairy

The cheeky sand fairy is as smelly as a rotten egg ,  he wasn’t a person
you would want to be near to.  The sand fairy felt furry and sandy like a woolly jumper .  As bright as a emerald ,  his eyes shimmered in the sun.
The sand fairy always caught your attention .  Happily his antennae were sticking out inbetween his ears .  He sounded like a very old but wise grandpa .