Last Friday we had a visit from Elizabeth Bell who works for the Church Conservation Trust. Her company are currently doing the restoration work at St Peter's Church in Gamston. We had a walk down to the church to have a look at the restoration work and at the gargoyles on the south side of the church. The children used binoculars and made sketches to aid their work on returning to school. At School the children talked about the features of a gargoyle and what made them funny or scary and we made our own images out of clay.
Year 3 and 4 English Homework
A trip to the farm.
The children had a fantastic trip to the farm on Thursday. The day was really helped by the glorious weather. On arrival the children were given some milk and an all important safety talk. The children got to experience making butter and then trying it on hot toast. After that Jenny, Sabrina and Becky took us all on a tour of the farm to see the cows and learn about where the milk comes from. We were also introduced to Harry's goats and took them for a walk. Lunch was eaten on the lawn and then the children had time to play. During the afternoon all the children got to make ice-cream and see the rest of the farm. A big thank-you to Jenny and the team for making us most welcome.
After weeks over hard work the wait was finally over and the children from Tyndale Class got to perform one of the classic stories of Alice in Wonderland. The children were able to combine some fantastic group and solo singing with well choreographed movement. As a group they have gone away and learned their lines perfectly and then taken the time to deliver them in character. Those that watched the show on Tuesday were really given a treat. A big well done to all involved and Thank-You to the parents for supplying the wonderful costumes.
Maths Homework Friday 22nd March
Maths Homework 08.03.19
On Wednesday morning the Year 3 and 4 Athletics team competed in the Sports-hall Athletics competition at Tuxford Academy. The children competed in six field events including long jump, javelin and speed bounce. They then moved onto the track events which included relays in sprint and hurdles. The children performed brilliantly and finished 1st as the best school in Bassetlaw. This means that they qualify for the finals on May 7th at the Harvey Haddon Stadium in Nottingham. It was great to see those extra Athletics sessions at lunchtime really pay off. A big thank –you to Mrs Arbon, Mrs Woodcock and Mrs Evans for giving up so much time.
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.