On Monday we watched a show led by Greg Chapman.It was all about the Ancient Greeks and their lives.First,he showed us a rope trick,where he joined ropes together without the audience knowing.Next,he needed some volunteers to come and play parts in a Greek story(the siege of Troy)and it amused us.Then he talked about how the Greek armies from different city states teamed up to make one big army and how they trained.After that we needed even more volunteers. Eesa,Oliver,Rory played guards;Frazer played Paris and Freya played Helen-the wife of the king-played by Aaron.Greg played a Spartan warrior alongside Edward ,who was Achilles (the Spartans had very tough lives).It was very funny!!The last thing he did was answer questions and juggle,not 1,not 2,but 3 bladed knives!! After the show he came in our class and showed us his armour. What an awesome show!
The week ended on a high with the class producing a newspaper. Everyone contributed and news stories ranged from the Queens wedding anniversary to a restaurant review for K.F.C. Copies will be available on Monday . Earlier in the week we started a Forces topic in Science and began an investigation to compare the stretch of a Newtonmeter , spring and elastic band. In History,after looking at reproduction artefacts, the class wrote a ‘A day in the life of an Ancient Greek child’.The papier mache pots are nearly done-Hooray!
Class 4 have worked hard this week and made good progress.Well done to those who achieved their Bronze times tables award and lots of improvement in the Big Maths.I was very impressed by the scientific thinking during the Science investigation ‘Which paper towel is best’.Out of the brands tested Plenty performed the ‘best’ for absorbency and strength.I’m looking forward to reading the final versions of the Mythical creature reports over the weekend.
Rowling class have been working hard this week and I have included pictures of the learning walls.We are working towards a non-chronological report on a mythical creature so have discussed what is meant by formal and informal language.The children researched ‘What the Ancient Greeks did for us;in Science explained how we get day and night and the seasons.In our Remembrance assembly we thought about the symbolism of the poppy and listened to children who had relatives who had served in the wars.Please take note of the new dropping off arrangements starting Monday.
We have been continuing with our Ancient Greek topic this week. Everyone has written instructions on how to defeat a mythical beast and some more work has been done on our Greek pots!
The pumpkin display in the hall looks fantastic! The hard work and creativity that has gone into carving the pumpkins is evident, well done, everyone!
We hope all our families have a wonderful half term and we look forward to welcoming you back after the break.
It was lovely to see so many parents in school for our afternoon of maths games, the children loved sharing them with you. As well as having arithmetic and reading comprehension assessments this week, we have been working on our Greek pots and finishing our planet mobiles. The Greek Myths are now complete and some are on display outside the classroom, please do come and have a look.
Could we please ask parents not to use the Class Dojo app as a form of communication as it is not always possible to check the site regularly and we would hate for any important messages to be missed. Please use the homework diary instead.