Rhubarb Theatre

Our Pre Prep pupils enjoyed a visit from Rhubarb Theatre Company – a wonderful touring theatre company who delivered four different, interactive stories for each of our classes.

Nursery children heard the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears which linked perfectly to their topic on traditional tales. After warming up by dancing along to the Happy Song, accompanied by the accordion, they pretended to wander through the woods while their porridge was cooling!

Reception found the story 'Dinosaurs Love Underpants' very funny indeed. They travelled back in time to the Victorians and Romans before landing on Earth to discover dinosaurs and a cave man in spotty underpants! Everyone had the opportunity to make their own pair of underpants before hanging them up in the classroom.

Year 1 took part in retelling 'The Princess and the Wizard' which linked beautifully to the magical aspect of their topic this term. Children loved turning into fish, chicks, grasshoppers, foxes, cats, butterflies, birds and paper. Everyone danced around the hall and acted out washing dishes, darning socks and cleaning smelly toilets! They finished the day by making their own crowns so they could attend the Princess's party.

Year 2 set sail with Jack retelling the story of ‘Jack and the Flumflum Tree’. With Jack’s Granny sick with a case of the moozles, the class found themselves on an adventure to the Isle of Blowyernose to find the only cure, the fruit of the flumflum tree. Using everything they could find in Granny’s patchwork sack they fought hungry sharks, fixed a leaky boat and came up against a thieving monkey. A fantastic challenge and lesson in perseverance linked to their topic on Explorers.