A number of pupils from Class 8 have been involved in the highly successful Turney School ELA drama group. This is a weekly session where pupils who may need some extra support with their language skills come together and use drama to help boost confidence and raise abilities. We play a number of games, such as the memory table or the head band game, all designed to help the pupils work together and communicate effectively in small groups. A favourite within the drama group is musical squares. Each pupil picks a coloured card to stand on once the music has stopped. An adult randomly selects a colour from the hat. If we are standing on that colour then we are out of the game. You can watch a short video of musical squares being played by our ELA drama group above.
Elsewhere around class 8 and we have started to think about our contribution for the Turney School Summer Fair. The pupils have decided to decorate some plain books with their own funky patterns, and then sell these on to help raise some money for the school. Using a number of D & T materials, we have been focussing on producing some repeating patterns. We will then take some photographs of these, and then use these images to help decorate the books with. As you can see from the picture gallery below, we have some wonderful ideas already being used for the books.