Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Happy Easter!

Year 4 had a busy last week of term. At the beginning, we all enjoyed finishing our Viking Longboats. Here are some pictures of our creations:

We then learnt about why Easter is so important to Christians. Children were able to describe the Easter story of the last week in the life of Jesus and understood that the cross is an important symbol for Christians. In groups, children used this knowledge to either produce a comic strip to describe the story of the last week or created a collage of symbols and words associated with Easter.

A special well done to Amelia Knights-Holland (in 4J) who received the equality 'Be the Best' medal for always involving others in group work and treating others fairly and equally. 

Monday, 21 March 2016

Year 3 Ukulele Festival

The day of the string plucking ukulele festival finally arrived! Ninety of the instruments were shipped to their destination and tuned to perfection in readiness for their musicians arrival. The musicians in question, arrived at the venue in the afternoon and high levels of excitement and anticipation were felt by all. In total over two hundred keen young musicians plucked and strummed their ukuleles in unison. The musical extravaganza was followed by Hawaiian themed refreshments provided our welcoming host Talavera Junior School. In general, a fun-filled afternoon was had by all.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Roman Day

A day in the life of a Roman.

This term, year three have been investigating the Ancient Romans. To help us fully understand the Roman way of life we have spent the day doing activities that would have been part of everyday Roman life.

The children found out what it was like to be a Roman artist when making a mosaic tile.

 A lot of concentration and patience was needed.

Some experimented with symmetry,

some created a picture.

Meanwhile, in another part of the school the children were enlisted to join the Roman army and tried on a heavy soldiers helmet and then followed the orders of their Decurion (commander -Miss Quinn), who trained them in all the standard Roman formations.

The final activity involved the children being craftsmen as they skillfully made their own Roman chariot.

The children concluded that Roman life was hard work!!! 

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Let the Battle Commence!

What a fantastic, action packed week! It started with 4J putting on an amazing class assembly. Then 4J and and 4C visited Farnham Maltings Museum to learn a little more about Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. The children even got to try on some Anglo-Saxon armour and made a rune necklace. Here are just a few photos to show how much fun we have had this week. More photos will follow next week after 4G have visited the Museum.