Viking Longships - 04.10.19
Longships were a type of specialised Viking battleship that were specially designed to allow Vikings to arrive and leave quickly following a raid. There design influenced ship building for many years after and this week, the children have been evaluating the different characteristics of the ships. Have a look at some great writing by Evie, Callum, Lucy, Stanley, Avalene and Dylan below.
Thank you to all the parents for helping make the Viking day a huge success. The costumes were amazing.
Today, we have had the most fantastic Viking experience. We had two brilliant visitors, Mr Lewis who helped us to create some stunning pieces of wave art by mixing paint colours and using a variety of painting techniques. It was a lovely, relaxed, creative time. We also had our Viking visitor Ragnar, who told us tales of the Viking gods and their cosmos. Then, we were archaeologists and we dug to find Viking artefacts; we found combs, pottery, coins and jewellery. It was fascinating. Ragnar then taught us to read and write in Runes and we were able to translate some writing and scribe our names.
Finally, we played an ancient Viking games called Hnefertafl. It is a bit like chess, but much more fun!!
Please look at our amazing photos and see if you can find your Viking self.
Aspirations Day 2019 - 06.09.19
The children enjoyed a fantastic climax to a busy first week today as we welcomed some of our parents in to school to speak to the children about their career. Over the course of the day, the children experienced workshops from Mrs Barnes who is a Naval Systems Programme Manager, Ms Blackler a 999 Call Handler, Mr Barker who runs a security company, Mrs Whiting who owns the Flower Cafe on the Barbican, Staff Sergeant Berry who spoke about his career in the army and Mr Hockley who is a paramedic! We'd like to thank all the parents who gave their time - I know lots of our children were inspired by what they saw.
Eden Project March 2019
We had an amazing learning experience at the Eden project on Friday.
All the children became Rainforest rangers.
Enjoy the photos and please talk to the children about all the super learning that took place.
Today in Hawthorn Class we welcomed Mrs Brinkworth, an engineer with Babcock, who showed us some amazing experiments we could try at home. Please ask your children what they did! We learnt about structures, construction, gravity, molecules and air pressure.
Please watch Engineering Plymouth u tube. It is inspirational!
Well done to all the children in Year 4 who have achieved their table caps this term.
I'm sure next term we will have many more children who can instantly recall all the table facts to 12 x 12.
Emily came to school today to show us her new wheel chair.
She answered lots of questions about how she uses it and gave us a great demonstration.
The children asked lots of questions and were really respectful.
What a fantastic start to Hawthorn Class. Today we voted for a school parliament representative. Everybody had a chance to vote. Congratulations to Elle and Sonny who had the most class votes. Runners up were Sophie and Finley.
Well done to Sophie S for the winning poem in our class for then Beyond the Horizon writing competition.
On The Shop Shap Ship
On the Shop Shap Ship,
Where the fish like chips,
And the decks go creek, creek, creek.
There's a Ship Shap Shop,
Where the pirates go pop,
And the parrots are all called Peek.
On the ship shop shap,
Where the pirates are called pap,
And you just can't change it to break!
World War 2 Experience Day
Year 4 had an amazing day learning about life in WW2.
Code breaking, marching, life as an evacuee, sirens and much more.
Enjoy some of the photos.
In our English this week we have been performing, reading and writing poems.
Watch our class performance of the Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan.