This year we had a focus of the role played by animals in World War 1. We discussed the role played by dogs, horses, donkeys and even pigeons and we learnt all about the American Dog Sergeant Stubby! The animals are represented by the wearing of a purple poppy.
After this, we then created our own silhouette pictures to show our gratitude to the millions of animals who lost their lives in the war and to help us remember. They are beautiful and now on display in the classroom.
In music this term, we have been looking at composition, note length and singing in different parts to a particular rhythm.
This week, we have learnt a song about the river Nile and attempted to sing all together with two different parts. Miss Bramley thinks we have done very well and has decided to share with you all at home 🙂
When you click the link above, the video should automatically download and from there you should be able to play it easily!
Today Class Estuary visited a history museum in Bristol for us to continue our learning about Ancient Egypt.
When we arrived at the museum, we went straight into our workshop. We were given a range of artefacts to study and we had to decide which part of Egypt the artefacts came from and what they were used for. We had to be careful as some of the artefacts were fragile . . . it is what you would expect when they are over 5000 years old! We also followed the journey of a Victorian Egyptologist who was from Bristol and she taught us a lot of new information about how we are able to understand the fascinating world of Ancient Egypt today!
Then came the best part . . . The museum had a huge section dedicated to Ancient Egypt! We saw real mummies in their sarcophagus, canopic jars, jewellery, children’s toys, statues from real palaces and even the bones of someone who was buried in a pit.
After we had lunch, we then had the opportunity to explore the rest of the museum which had a whole floor of taxidermy animals, some were huge and this was fascinating. The art gallery was also actually really interesting and we learnt a lot about the different styles of art from around the world.
What an excellent day out we have had, and we are so lucky that the museum found a space to fit us in this term to match our learning. I am very proud of how well the children behaved and represented our school, although very excited, we engaged in our learning and had a wonderful time.
Thank to everyone who helped us 🙂
Miss Bramley and Class Estuary
Shared Writing Week
This week we have enjoyed Shared Writing Week across school. In every class we have explored the book by Kobi Yamada called ‘WHAT DO YOU DO WITH AN IDEA?’. The writing that we completed this week was shared across the whole school!
The book follows a young boy who suddenly gets an idea! It shows us his journey of feelings as he hides, grows and shares his idea.
Class Stream wrote Acrostic poems about ideas.
Class River wrote instructions about looking after a precious idea.
Class Estuary wrote newspaper reports about a world changing idea.
Class Ocean wrote 2 contrasting diary entries from the perspective of the little boy.
On Friday we gathered in house groups and shared our excellent writing. Teachers and children were wowed by neat handwriting, original ideas, descriptions, genre features, emotions and clear, loud reading. It was a very inspiring sharing time!
It was fantastic to see so many confident and proud writers.
We are already looking forward to the next Shared Writing Week!
Please come and see some samples of our work displayed in the school hall.