Friday, 15 February 2019

Global Citizenship Day 2019

Today we had an action packed Global Citizenship Day with lots of different activities happening across the year group. We thought about our role as global citizens and found out about Uganda and some of its art and culture, in comparison to our own. As well as learning about or being introduced to our link school. 

Children in Year 3 were introduced to our link school and its location in Uganda. Following this, they created their own Ugandan flag and learnt some African drumming. They also spent some time looking at African artwork and created their own using oil pastels.

In Year 4, children looked at village life before writing postcards to the Child Promotion School to tell them what life is like in Aldershot. They also took part some in African games and created their own African masks using a range of colours and patterns.

During the day year 5, created videos or PowerPoints that showed what a day was like in our school; these will then be sent to our link school. They also learnt some African dance moves before creating their own sequences. To end the day they learnt the language of Luganda and how to communicate at the Child Promotion School.

Year 6 focused on the landscape and location of Africa, recreating their own maps of Uganda that showed the key features. They spent their morning using their knowledge to create Savannah artwork either on paper or on canvases. Finally, the researched the animals that they would see if they went on safari out there and created a fact file about them.

We would like to thank all those who brought in £1 in exchange for a Ugandan themed mufti day; we managed to make £286.15 to go towards improving technology at our link school.

Friday, 8 February 2019

It's All Greek to Me!

Ancient Greek Day in Year 6

Although the snow may have stopped us last week, year 6 have had a fabulous Greek Day today. 

At the start of the week, the children prepared and ate a selection of a Greek food. Some surprised themselves with how much they liked it and went back for a second helping. The feta cheese being one of the favourites!

To finish the week, all year 6 took part in their rescheduled Greek Day, which included making their mythical beasts out of clay and taking part in a drama workshop. 

Over the past few weeks the children have been working hard to design their own mythical beasts and today they were able to make it out of clay. With some expert tips from Mrs Wiseman, all the children have produced some incredible clay sculptures with lots of textures. Some of them can be seen in our pictures below. Next week the children will be painting them before bringing them home for you to see and display.

During the day, the pupils also learnt about the Athena and Spartan city states, looking at how they were ruled through drama. All children were able to come an Athena citizen making some important decisions and taking part in the Battle of Marathon.

We all had a great day and the costumes looked incredible!

Friday, 25 January 2019

Iron Age Day

Today, Year 3 had a fantastic time learning all about the Iron Age which followed on from our topic 'Yabba Dabba Doo' where we have been learning all about the Stone and Bronze Age. We started off the day with an assembly, where Iron Age Matt taught the children all about weapons, clothes and tools that would have been used in this era. The children even got to become warriors and chiefs as they learnt all about village life!

After this, the children learnt all about the materials used, including animal skins and chain mail, which they got to touch. This helped them to understand more about what life would have been like during the Iron Age.

In the afternoon, everyone took part in warrior training which the children thoroughly enjoyed. We even got to make our own shields and spears! We will be finishing these off in the next few weeks and then the children will be able to take them home to show you their masterpieces.

Overall, we had a jam-packed and thrilling day. Thank you to everyone for organising costumes for the children - they looked amazing! Have a look at some of the pictures we took. We hope they have captured the fun we had.

Miss Cooke