Stone age

On Monday, whilst year 3 were swimming, the year fours made stone age model settlements in their history lesson with Miss Hill. They were skillfully crafted from plastercine.

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Harvest Festival

Today, the Reverend Marcus came in to school to lead a harvest assembly. We all enjoyed a good sing song! Money made from the cake sale is going to the Macmillan nurses and the food collected is being sent to the food bank.

Well done to those who made vegetable people!!

And the Oscar goes to….!

Class 3 are currently studying ‘Stig of the Dump’ by Clive King. They are working towards writing a diary entry from the point of view of the one of the main characters, Barney. In order to ‘get into character’ and really think about what Barney might feel, they acted out the scene when Barney crashes through roof and lands in Stig’s shelter. We decided to do this in a ‘Stiggy’ setting and our nature area was the perfect place! What made this interesting is the fact that Stig doesn’t speak the same language as Barney!

We have some budding thespians in the making!!!

 

Teamwork makes the dream work!

To aid with settling in and group dynamics, in the first week a challenge was set – who could make the longest paper marble run!

Working in their table groups, the children were set the challenge and given suggestions regarding how they could complete the task. Some divided the roles up according to strengths, some did their individual bits and then came together at the end.

The children loved testing the marble runs. They discussed what was needed to get the marble down to the end. They performed really well in their teams to produce the final outcome; the pictures paint a thousand words!