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Thursday 29th September was an important day at Carlton Road Academy. It was Election Day. The children were given the task of creating a manifesto to present to their class explaining why they should be the class representative in the Pupil’s Parliament. KS1 and KS2 had opportunities throughout the day to visit the library and place their secret vote in the prepared Ballot Boxes. At 3.15pm the voting closed and the results were verified and counted resulting in one member from each class being the elected winner. The successful candidates were announced in a whole school assembly the following day by Mr Reed and Mrs Reed. The parliamentarians were voted for as follows:
Tiarni in the Hedgehogs class
Freya in the Owls class
Adam in the Rabbits class
Jack in the Squirrels class
Breeze in the Lions class
Lucas in the Elephants class
Phoebe in the Leopards
Ebony in the Tigers class.
Kamile in the Investigators class
Dawid in the Researchers class
Arturs in the Explorers class
Emily in the Detectives class
Laimutis in the Reporters class
Thank you to all those who participated in the voting process, well done to those who produced manifestos for their class and congratulations to those winning candidates.
As part of our literacy work, Year 1 visited Boston library. When we arrived, we listened to Deborah and Faye tell us all about the library, why people visit it and that it has 6000 children’s books! Whilst we were there we made a penguin bookmark because we have been reading the story of ‘Lost and Found’. We also needed to help the librarians to sort out the books; firstly, by the number on the side of the book and secondly, by the surname of the author. When we had done this, we sorted fiction and non-fiction books, we were all very good at this as we have been practising this in class! Before we left the library, Deborah read us a funny story called ‘Class Two at the Zoo’. Everyone was very well behaved and listened fantastically, we all really enjoyed our visit to the library!
On Wednesday 21st September, the Year 2 classes went to Tattershall Castle as part of their topic for this term. The tour guides explained the history of the castle to the children and after that, they were shown around the castle and learnt about what each floor was used for during the time that Lord Ralph Cromwell and his wife lived there. The children used the spiral stair case to go to the very top of the castle where they could see Lincoln castle to the North, and Boston Stump to the south.
The afternoon was spent learning three medieval dances, which the children really enjoyed. They also got the opportunity to dress up as Lords and Ladies and learnt how to bow and curtsy. Later on, the children went to the Audience Chamber where they made brass rubbings of medieval Lords and Ladies.
The children had a fantastic, educational experience and now have a much better understanding of castles and their features, having had first-hand experience of a real life castle.