On Thursday 30th March, Year 5 woke up at the crack of dawn to catch the Eurostar from London St. Pancras to Paris with six members of staff from St. Aidan’s. After a pleasant journey which included croissants we were treated to an informative and fun workshop at the The Cité de l’Architecture. Here pupils were able to put their own architectural skills to the test.
It was a beautiful sunny day (the first for a while) so we sat under the Arc De Triomphe and ate our packed lunches before heading off on a walk to take in some of the main sights in the area. Our day ended with a visit to some of the best creperies in the world before heading back home on the Eurostar from Gare du Nord. We arrived around 8pm – all tired but happy after a pleasant day out in France.
Year 5 had front row seats when they went to an amazing concert performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the Royal Festival Hall. They heard a variety of pieces, each relating to the countries that the LPO have toured.
In preparation, the children listened to Ravel’s Empress of the Pagodas in class and produced paintings stimulated by Ravel’s Empress of the Pagodas.
Nathaniel wrote a brilliant set of stage directions which we used as the scripts for our assembly. Good job Nathaniel!
Here is Leah’s poem about Kester (from the Last Wild) taking a tumble from a cliff in a very dramatic chapter ending to our class book. Well done Leah!
Here are a few pictures of our recent trip to Paris! We had an amazing time together and we saw so much of Paris in only one day!
This month is Alfie! He has written the most beautiful sonnet. He chose the topic of the sonnet himself. How many syllables are in each line of a sonnet?
Romeo and the pretty Juliet
is the tale by Shakespeare I will tell you
it may be quite sad but please do not fret
it shows what being apart can do
The two family’s hate one and other
their artists have temperate galleries
Romeo and Juliet are lovers
but alas are from different families
Romeo goes to a masked party
where in the garden he meets his soul mate
but in a sad twist things get too barmy
and Romeo dies with his sleeping date
Juliet chose to pick up the red knife
and swiftly ended her very own life.