Monday, 19 March 2018

Dance Challenge Stars!

Last Thursday, 15th March, children from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 represented our school at the local dance competition - Dance Challenge at the Princes Hall where we competed against eight other schools. I have to say that I have never been more proud of a group of children. They were incredibly well-behaved, looked after each other - helping more nervous children build their confidence and they performed with such energy and enthusiasm. The theme was celebration so we decided that we would celebrate our school and our 1st birthday which is coming up in April.
The children were presented with the award for positive inclusion. This recognises them for working well as a whole group and that all ages and abilities were included.
They were amazing and I hope that they will remember the experience for years to come.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Let the Battle Commence

Let the Battle Commence

Well, Year 4 has certainly had a wide range of experiences in order to help us learn about the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons!

Virtual Reality (VR)  Headsets

We were lucky enough to get our hands on some VR Headsets from Seven Oaks School in Kent. Using the headsets, we were able to travel back in time to a Viking village and learn about the Viking hierarchy, the food they ate as well as how the warriors were trained.

Kevin the Viking

To add to the excitement, we got a visit from Kevin the Viking from the History Squad. He taught us a lot of information about Viking armor, weapons and what a raid was. He even brought in a fantastic wooden Viking longboat. The boat was very realistic and he showed us where all the different parts were and the reason it was designed with a scary head on the front. 

Farnham Museum

In case we had not had enough exciting experiences this topic, we were also lucky enough to go to Farnham Museum. Whilst there, we found out about how the Anglo-Saxons dyed their clothes using natural resources like beetroot. In addition, we found out the cures for Anglo-Saxon illnesses. For example, the cure for a snake bite was to drink a slug mixed with holy water! Slightly more appertising than slug water was Anglo-Saxon bread. We had to try and make flour by grinding oats between two stones. It was a lot of hard work  but our hard work was rewarded by getting to try some tasty bread!