Three children came from Bannister Class to support our Gymnastics lesson. Between them they probably do about 40 combined hours per week. They were teaching the children how to roll safely. These included the teddy bear roll, the forward roll and the log roll. The children thought these girls were excellent teachers. So a big Thank You to Bethany, Katie and Nelly.
During our topic The Egyptians we learned about canopic jars. As part of the mummification process, the internal organs were placed in four canopic jars and laid with their owner in a tomb. We recreated these by constructing them out of clay.
We arrived here around 11 o clock. The weather has been extremely cold but fresh. All the children were very excited and starving. After lunch the children split off into two groups. Group 1 to Archery and Group 2 to shelter building and fire making. The best part about fire making was cooking pancakes over an open fire.
After a good breakfast the children set out on the Three Rocks Walk. We learned that there are 3 different rocks geographically in and around Castleton. They are shale, limestone and sandstone. We also found fossils inside many of the limestones as Castleton used to be under water.
Our final morning in Castleton. This morning the children have had tuition on the art of fencing and completed the jumbles challenge using a map of the youth hostel grounds.
English homework will be given out on a Monday and returned the following Monday. Each year group will receive spellings which will also be tested on a Monday. The homework will either be linked to the unit of work or SPaG. On Friday the children will be given Maths homework which needs to be returned for the following Friday.
P.E kits need to be in on a Monday. Weather permitting the children will be doing the P.E outside. They will also swim every Friday up to Christmas. If the children would like to bring a snack we try and encourage them to bring something healthy like a piece of fruit or a breakfast bar.
Diaries need to be in school everyday. The children often read with myself or another adult. At this age reading needs to be done as often as possible and then recorded in their diaries.
Our topic this term is the Egyptians. We will be looking at different Pharoahs and what impact they had over the country. We will also be looking at life on the Nile and how different parts of society lived. If you have any questions or queries please don't hesitate to come in and see me.