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For anti-bullying week, we had a visitor come in and complete a workshop. In the workshop we identified the different types of bullying, what they may look like, and how we could make people aware if we noticed this happening.
In science today, we looked what materials around our classroom, creating circuits investigating what items conducted electricity and what didn't.
In topic we have been learning about the Ancient Greeks, therefore in D&T today, we made a Greek gyros. We started by chopping and preparing our food, pitta bread, lettuce, humus, tzatziki, cucumber, tomato, onion, feta cheese, chicken and olives. Then we went around the tables making it. We had some surprised children, who enjoyed their Greek gyros.
Today, year 4 made their way down to Queen's Park as part of our work celebrating Geography week. In the park, the children were tasked with making messy maps. We positioned ourselves down by the lake and drew the relevant things that we could see whilst completing a key alongside the map. Finally, we collected some data by recording the sounds that we could here from a few different locations within the park.
In topic we have been exploring Ancient Greece and how we know so much about the Greeks, we identified that we know so much because of the artefacts left behind, such as plates. In D&T the children started to make some of their Greek plates, using their knowledge we have collected from both our English and Topic lessons.
Today, an enriching educational experience unfolded as we welcomed a distinguished Greek specialist, Polina, to engage and enlighten our students in Classes 9 and 10. With an atmosphere brimming with curiosity and enthusiasm, our journey into the world of Ancient Greece commenced in the hall.
Polina captivated our young learners with his insightful discourse on Ancient Greece, delving into the intricate reasons behind the pantheon of Greek gods and sharing the captivating saga of the Titans. A select group of students had the unique privilege of participating in a small-scale production of the legendary tale of Theseus and the Minotaur, adding a touch of theatrical artistry to our educational expedition.
Following this engaging introduction, the classes divided into two groups, each embarking on distinct educational pursuits. One class tested their knowledge in an enlightening quiz, while the other embraced the intellectual challenges of Ancient Greek mathematics.
After both groups had the opportunity to explore these captivating endeavors, we reconvened to explore the realm of Ancient Greek attire, giving our students the chance to try on the authentic armor worn by ancient Greeks. This tactile exploration served as a tangible link to history, fostering a deeper understanding of the culture.
Our journey culminated in a spirited Olympic competition, where our students were divided into four teams: Sparta, Athens, Thebes, and Olympia. This interactive experience allowed our students to partake in a medley of events, including the javelin and discus throws. The pinnacle of this thrilling day was an event that required the selection of the bravest boy and girl from each team, who courageously sang in front of their peers, showcasing their talents and confidence.
The resounding success of this day is a testament to the eagerness and commitment of our students, who embraced this opportunity for knowledge and cultural enrichment with open hearts. Their enthusiasm was palpable, and their achievements today are a source of pride for all involved.
In closing, we extend our gratitude to Polina, whose expertise and engaging teaching methods brought the world of Ancient Greece to life for our students. We look forward to future educational adventures that will continue to ignite their passion for learning and foster a deep appreciation for the rich tapestry of history and culture.
We hope you all had a lovely summer holiday and are looking forward to welcoming you back to school. A big welcome to all of the parents as well. We have lots of great experiences and learning to look forward to this year - we can't wait to see you all again and get started!
Class Teacher- Mr Cunningham
Teaching Assistant- Mrs Clouse
Homework will be set weekly via Ed shed for Spelling and MyMaths for Maths! Your log in reminders will be inside your Reading records. In addition to this, your child has access to Times Tables Rock Stars. As your child will be completing a multiplication tables check towards the end of the year, we recommend using this site a few times a week.
Class 10 PE days- Mondays and Thursdays.
Please come into school, dressed for PE in your school PE kit.