On Friday morning, Year 4 were lucky enough to be invited to spend time on one of the barges - Centaur. We had a lovely time up on deck in the sunshine learning how to tie a reef knot. We also enjoyed singing sea shanties and listening to stories all about Pudge.
The year 5 swimmers really enjoyed their lesson at the pool this Wednesday and are looking forward to getting back into the water again on Friday to develop their swimming abilities. Back at school, the rest of year 5 used oil pastels to create some beautiful pictures of Hogwarts School.
This week saw our last D&T lesson of the year and we put the finishing touches to our castles by adding the doors, windows, arrow loops, portcullis and flags. Everyone in Zebras has produced a fantastic outcome that reflects their hard word over the past four weeks; they have transformed a pile of junk into fantastic models. In English, we have continued to work around our text “Tell Me a Dragon” with a particular focus on creative writing using similes. Some of the comparisons that the children have included in their writing has been spectacular; The dragons breath is as hot as lava. He is as tall as the Eiffel Tower and as wide as a ship. His eyes are as black as a scary cave and he flies faster than a jet.
This week Tigers set up their investigation to see how water travels through a plant. We will be looking at the flower everyday so will update you with our findings next week.
This afternoon some of year 6 ventured out into the garden to give it a new lease of life! We dismantled the wooden structure that had fallen down, emptied the garden of litter and removed dead plants! It was hard work but the results speak for themselves!
On Tuesday Meerkats, Seals and Koalas took part in an Anglo-Saxon day. In the morning we were part of an Anglo-Saxon village doing the jobs that Anglo-Saxons would have done. We made pots and necklaces. We did some weaving and wrote in illuminated letters. We also made medicine to cure the sick. Whilst we were working, we heard stories about the forthcoming battle! When we had finished our work we took part in a battle.
In the afternoon we took on the roles as archaeologists. We found aretfacts from the past and had to think about what they were. We then worked together to discover what part of the village they came from. We had a great day!
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