Norse Mythology Work!

To introduce our new topic, Anglo Saxons and Vikings, Year 5 learned about Norse Mythology and some key characters within Norse Myths.

The children then worked collaboratively to analyse a Norse Myth; exploring grammatical features such as parenthesis, direct speech, modal verbs, fronted adverbials and much more! The reason for this activity was for the children to familiarise themselves with Norse Mythology features and how grammatical features are used to create effect.

Well done Year 5!

Y3 Cave Art

As Artists in Y3 today, the children enjoyed creating their own cave art images of some  wonderous and magnificent creatures.  Pastels, charcoal and chalks were utilised and blended to create various muted tones so as to replicate the colour schemes found in some of the images we explored from the Stone Age era.  Everyone enjoyed the activity and were very proud of their creations!

Here are some of our artists at work…

Here are a few of our completed creations…

A super start to our learning in 2022!

Maya trading post!

Year 6 have really enjoyed learning about the Maya over this past term so we decided to finish off our topic focus by running a ‘Maya Trading Post’! The children showed excellent teamwork and enterprise skills by working together to buy and trade Maya themed activities for cocoa bean currency (or coffee beans in our case!). The winning team was the group who successfully earnt the most cocoa bean profit. All children showed that they had retained so much knowledge about the Maya from over the past term and worked fantastically in teams to build on individual strengths. Well done!

Year 5 History – The Olympics!

In our History lesson, Y5 learned all about the Olympics and the timeline of events that have occurred in order to make the Olympic Games what they are today.

We understood that the Olympics first took place in Olympia, Ancient Greece and there was only one event – the men’s 200m sprint!

The children worked in groups to order the event cards of the Olympics into chronological order. They needed to work as a team to choose which Olympic event happened first, which took place most recently and what came in between!

We then discussed how the Olympics has changed and developed over time.

Well done Year 5!

YEAR 6 RE

Year 6 have been learning about Hanukkah ; a Jewish celebration of light.

           A brief history

The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. Hanukkah, which means “dedication” in Hebrew, began on the 28th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar and usually falls in November or December. Often called the Festival of Lights, the holiday is celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, traditional food games and gifts.

We expect our Year 6 children to be more independent and creative when it comes to their writing. For this task the children used several sources of media,  from which they produced a piece of writing to describe the importance of Hanukkah.

Well done Year 6 !

 

Exploring in the Snow December 2021

F1 were very excited to arrive at school today, with the snow falling. Once we had done our morning jobs, we decided to venture outside to explore the snow. Before we set off we asked the children what they thought we should wear. We decided we needed hats, gloves, coats and wellington boots. We spoke about the material of wellington boots and why they were better than our school shoes. One of the children laughed how a few weeks ago they were in shorts and t-shirts at school and how cold they would be if they were wearing that today. We discussed seasons and how it was still autumn although the weather was looking more like winter today. When we set off on our walk on the school grounds, there had  just been a heavy falling of snow. We loved the noise our wellies made crunching in the snow. We went to the corner of the field to the natural area. Two of the boys where very concerned where the bugs had gone, which we had seen under the logs a few weeks before. We discussed them finding somewhere warm underground. We made snow balls and decided the snow was ice and it was really cold. Some of us even made snow angles. Most of all we enjoyed having fun with our friends. We saw Mr Wileman, our site manager, busy putting salt on the ground to melt the ice so that people didn’t fall. Some of the children had remembered the ice melting when we put salt on it on our Tuff Spot a few weeks ago. The children enjoyed exploring in the snow but were pleased to get back to the classroom and get warm.

 

Our trip to the Deep!

What a fantastic trip Year 1 had to the Deep!

                                                     

There were so many exciting animals to look at! Linking with our science topic of ‘animals including humans’ it was a great opportunity to discuss and describe their different body parts and adaptations that help them suit their environment.

   

As we explored further we came across ‘The Kingdom of ice’ zone which immersed the children into Antarctica. We felt a huge ice wall and we discussed how this might be what an iceberg might feel like. We even got to see some penguins!

One of our favourite parts of the trip was our workshop! We played lots of fun games which helped build on our knowledge of the 7 continents and animals that live in the poles! The children have not stopped talking about all the things we saw!

 

Captain robert falcon scott

Year 1 have continued our topic on Antarctica this week in our history lesson.

We have looked at lots of pictures from Captain Scott‘s expedition to Antarctica. We found out that Captain Scott was a significant person

We had a game of I spy to see what we could see. We saw big, warm coats and big sleighs.

We discovered that Captain Scott reached the South Pole on 17th January 1912 but he was not the first one to get there. A man called Roald Amundsen and his team had beaten him by only 34 days.

Year 1 were surprised to find out that Captain Scott needed lots of equipment to help him get to the South Pole. We got to look at snow shoes, ice picks and binoculars that are the same as Captain Scott would have used.

Isaac thought the shoes were a bit funny and that now we might use skis to get across Antarctica.

 

Year 4 Music

Year 4 have been busy appraising music and learning new songs on the glockenspiel.

In celebration of black history month, we listened to and appraised ‘What a wonderful world’ by the black artist Louis Armstrong. We spoke a little about his history and when he wrote the song. We also discussed what it might have meant to music and black people back in the 60s.

There were mixed reviews, but the children are getting better at really listening to the music and talking about how as song is it made up.

 

The children then started learning a new song on the Glockenspiel, I wonder if you can tell which song it is from the video clip?