Our new summer topic is Festival of the Arts, looking at different festivals around the world and throughout history. Festivals celebrate aspects of art and culture in so many varied ways, showcasing visual art and sculpture, music, poetry and spoken word, dance and movement. We will use what we learn about existing festivals to plan and create our own artistic spectacles for our Picnic & Proms event in July.
During Summer 1, we will be reading The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." When the Mole leaves his spring-cleaning and heads up into the open air, he embarks on a series of exhilarating adventures with his new friends: the laid-back Ratty, the gruff yet kindly Badger and the self-satisfied, irrepressible Mr. Toad. The impulsive Toad leads the friends from one escapade to the next - from upturned gypsy caravans to stolen motorcars, a daring prison escape and, finally, to a heroic confrontation with the sinister inhabitants of the Wild Wood. This timeless tale has never been out of print and is one of the best-loved children's titles in English literature. Kenneth Grahame's wonderful imagination and quiet humour continue to charm children and adults alike