FRIDAY 15th January 2021
We've made it to the end of the first 'proper' week of home school and it's been a week unlike any other. We have all learned so much this week and should be proud of our efforts. I don't mean just regular learning but things like Zoom and other technology. Hopefully you enjoyed the Zoom lessons yesterday and there are some gummy bear experiments underway in lots of kitchens. My coffee is sitting on the windowsill next to the sloth! Good luck with the spellings and have a lovely weekend.
AFTERNOON 15th January
How about a walk? Hopefully it won't rain quite as much as it did yesterday but after a day stuck indoors try to get outside today. I wonder if you could take some photos today so that we can create a website photo gallery. Choose only one photo to send as there are a lot of you. I look forward to seeing your work. Tulip sent in this photo last week which has inspired the work for today.
Maths 15th January
Task 1 Complete the arithmetic paper for your year. There are two versions. The extension is harder. Getting them all right by doing the easy version won't help you learn new skills but it will boost your confidence to try the hard one next time. You choose.
The target time is 30 mins. There are 10 of these so we will build up to that. Take your time and do as much as you can. Then mark your work. Then correct it. Now ask someone to help you with the ones you can't do. We have covered all of these topics for your year group so a quick reminder may be all that you need.
Task 2 I have added a times table test. Time yourself as you would in class and keep a record of your score each week. Why not ask another family member to try it too.
ENGLISH 15th January
Please get someone to test you on last weeks words.
Please complete the work set for the new spellings.
Y5 WALT: Add the suffix -ness
Y6 WALT: Spell words with a long e sound spelt ie or ei after c
Thursday 14th January 2021
Today is going to be fun! I'm really looking forward to seeing your science experiments later.
Thank you to those of you that tried the kahoot challenge. Do you just need a pin in future? Please let me know. I understood most of the initials thank you, but I'm not sure if 'tutu the mouse' or ' I love puppies' are Class 4 or random players! I do however have a ranking list and will reveal the fastest fingers today. Have a go if you haven't tried it yet.
Thanks to all those who have signed up to 'Seesaw'. It's going to take a while to switch platforms and then for us all to work out how to use it.
English -Colouring features of a news report and writing instructions for Science experiment
Pm Science experiment.
Mathletics and Reading as expected everyday.
One more thing. I've been sent a link to the Multi-Schools Council website. They are running a course online that some of you may be interested in. Have a browse and see what you think.
Reach out , Speak out - Multi schools council. Sorry but the link won't work today.
WALT: Investigate reversible and irreversible changes.
We will continue to investigate irreversible and reversible changes. I hope you have managed to find some blue top milk and vinegar for this experiment. Unfortunately at the moment there are no plant based products that make non-dairy casein so I know you won't all be able to complete this task. We're trying to use the milk protein casein (the bit that makes cheese stringy) to make a natural plastic. When you've done it please send some photos. Imagine the mess when we do this experiment in the classroom!
The romans could have used this method to make the first plastic.
If you make it natural colour you can draw on it with sharpies and varnish it, Don't forget to add a hole as it dries if you want to make it into a pendant.
When you complete the task please write a set of instructions suitable for a kids science experiment book. Remember that we looked at instruction texts last term. (We wrote about the lemon battery). Try to remember all the features of an instruction text including some facts about why it works. This will also be part of your English work for today and tomorrow as the other activities are shorter. You may type your work before sending it to me.
WALT: Find angles in regular polygons
Watch the clip
White Rose sheets
MATHS Y5 14/1/21
WALT: Find positions in the first quadrant.
Watch the clip
White Rose sheets
Coordinate polygons. 3 levels so something for everyone.
ENGLISH 14th January
I know how much you all love colouring in WAGOLLS in the classroom so didn't want you to miss the experience at home. Please identify and colour each part of a newspaper report as directed at the top of the sheet. There are 3 star levels. AIM HIGH!
This is quite a short task so I would also like you to write an instruction text for the Science experiment this afternoon. This will also form part of your English tomorrow as once again the spelling tasks are quite short.
WEDNESDAY 13th January.
It was lovely to see some of you yesterday. Please let me know if there is anything you would like to do in those sessions. I mentioned kahoot. Maybe you've had chance with a parent to check it out.
I think this is a link to a game. You will need a pin to play. Game PIN: 05532766 If you log in and go to play in the top corner it asks you for a pin. Put this in and see if you get a quiz about animals. Another fingers crossed moment! Looks like some of you have had a go as there are 4 players but I'm not sure if it's you all. Could you use initials as a nickname perhaps rather than numbers . I have dog, Fred and 05532766! Let me know if this is you (or your parents!)
Maths- A recap from Y4 so that everyone is ready to start the Y5 content Thursday.
Y6 - Angles in quadrilaterals today. You are doing so well with this topic.
English - Lesson 5 Oak Academy- Newspaper reports.
Y5 you have guided reading sessions this morning with Mrs Platt.
PE. Please get outside if you can and be active. The weather forecast is rain but put on a raincoat and go outside anyway! If not you could see if you have improved at the challenges from last week.
WEDNESDAY MATHS YEAR 5
WALT: Describe position in the first quadrant and draw on a grid (Revision/ missed in Year 4)
Home Learning - Year 4 | White Rose Maths | Maths Lessons Online Watch Lesson 3 and 4
Complete the WR revision sheets if you need to. Tomorrow we will be ready for the Y5 content.
WEDNESDAY MATHS YEAR 6
WALT: Recognise angles in special quadrilaterals.
1.Watch the video.
Complete the next lesson in the sequence from Oak academy. Learn about using exciting language in your newspaper reports.
TUESDAY 12th January
I'm looking forward to today as it's our first Zoom session. You should have all received invites by now. The link should take you to a waiting room. Fingers crossed it all works. The sessions run back to back so unfortunately we can't run over our 30 minute time slot. I'd love to hear feedback about the work so far. Obviously some things are working better than others! If you have your work handy I'd love to hear some of your sentences from the work on Spiderman yesterday.
On Thursday we will be doing Science again and we will continue to look at irreversible changes. Could you ask your parents to have some full fat (blue top) milk in the house and some clear type vinegar if at all possible so that you can complete the experiment.
WALT: Investigate the spread of the Roman Empire.
Complete in order.
Watch the presentation. If you can print and use a computer with a map, try to colour in the maps to show the spread of the Roman Empire. Next time we will look at the invasion of Britain by the Romans. If you can't print can you explain how the Romans increased the size of their empire.
If you have some free time you could start to look at the invasion of Britain by the Romans. It wasn't very straightforward. I've added a short clip at the to start you off.
MATHS YEAR 6 Tuesday
WALT: Calculate angles in a triangle - missing angles
MATHS YEAR 5 TUESDAY
WALT: Understand lines of symmetry. A Y4 recap as you will have missed this last summer. Follow step by step through the videos and work. It might be too easy so move onto the mastery if that's the case. I think you can manage this in one session today.
I repeat you do not have to do every sheet. Do the level that is right for you.
ENGLISH TUESDAY 12/1/2021
Please complete the English comprehension. It is a mix of news report and Romans.
ZOOM MEETINGS PLEASE READ IMPORTANT
Not all the invitations have been sent yet. Please contact me Tuesday morning if you do not receive the correct invites.
Please be advised that there is a rogue 'live zoom lesson'. The meeting ID ends in 1362. It has been randomly scheduled. It does not exist. Please delete this invitation. As far as I can see this is the only random meeting. Please let me know if there are any other hiccups.
There should be invitations for 2 class sessions and 1 group reading session per child unless they are in school.
Good morning Class 4.
I hope you've had a great weekend. It was a bit cold but I hope you managed to get outside. Myself and Mrs Platt are excited to see you on the Zoom calls this week if you can. I was really impressed with your hard work and independence last week; you've all been working really hard.
Maths- a video, WR sheet, mastery.
English - Lesson 4 Oak Academy
Topic- Art- Roman Mosaics.
Please remember to read everyday and continue to work through your Mathletics.
WALT: Investigate Roman mosaics.
Mosaic - A picture or pattern produced by arranging small pieces of ceramics, glass etc.
The Romans are famous for their amazing ceramic mosaics. We will explore the idea of mosaics in the next few weeks. First watch the clip about a Roman mosaic found in Leicester. Similar ones have been in Colchester including the very famous Berryfield Mosaic that you can go and see at Firstsite.
MONDAY MATHS Y6
WALT: Calculate angles in a triangle - special cases
1. Watch teaching video alongside WR sheet
MONDAY MATHS Y5
WALT: Investigate regular and irregular polygons
1. Watch the video. It matches the WR sheet.
2. WR sheet
ENGLISH MONDAY 11/1/2021
Please continue with the Oak Academy lesson sequence from last week.
Lesson 4 'Gathering evidence for a news report'.
FRIDAY 8th January 2020
We've made it to the end of the first week everybody ! Well done. I'm sure it will get easier for us all. I think the key might be to get into some sort of a routine. Look out for emails Friday inviting you to zoom meetings next week. There will be one guided reading session for each group run by Mrs Platt. You will also be invited to two zoom sessions with me in a small group. We hope you can attend but we understand that all families have different personal circumstances at home.
Friday 8th January
1. Spellings. It's all about the rules! I've only split into Y5 and Y6 groups. It's the rule that we are focusing on and there are only 10 spellings so you should all be able to have a go at this. Let me know if it really is too hard but give it a go. Please ask someone to test you next Friday.
2. Maths Y5 is a recap lesson so hopefully Ok Y6 I think this is well explained. Some of you will benefit from the Y5 recap too about quadrilaterals.
3. PE Revisit the activities from Wednesday.
4. Mathletics. Some of you have not started this yet and it's building up.
5. Reading - everyday. Ask for books if you need some. You can pick them up.
MATHS Y5 FRIDAY
WALT: Recognise properties of quadrilaterals. RECAP LESSON
1. Watch youtube video. Try quiz at the end.
2. Interact with the quadrilaterals presentation.
If needed I've added some fluency sheets. Only if needed
3. White Rose sheet
MATHS Y6 FRIDAY
WALT: Calculate missing angles in a triangle
1. Watch youtube presentation. He goes on a bit but some of you will enjoy trying to solve the last few problems before he does.
2. White Rose sheet
SPELLINGS YEAR 5
WALT:Create nouns using the -ity sufflix
WALT: Add suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words ending in -fer
Thursday 7th January
Thank you for all of your work yesterday. It was great to see some of you outside and getting some fresh air.
Just a quick reminder please. This is your work and not your parents. I am trying to make the work easy for you to follow independently and you are all quite capable of this.Your parents need to be able to leave you to get on. For this to work you must read the daily notes and then the detailed information for each lesson. Each lesson is a sequence so if you try and jump to the end you probably won't understand what you have to do. Please try to do the work the best that you can.
Maths- Follow the instructions for your year group. The same structure from class. you know what you usually manage.
English - Newspaper reports video lesson.
Science - crazy experiments ! Don't leave a mess and make sure you ask before raiding the cupboards. have fun with this.
WALT: Identify the features of a newspaper report.
Let's try something different today. You will need a pen and paper. Watch the lesson and stop it when you are told to. Complete the activities about the Spiderman clip when the teacher tells you to. Let me know how it goes.
WALT: Understand the difference between reversible and irreversible changes.
Watch the BBC clip compilation on bitesize 'Changes in the state of materials'. Copy the address into the browser please the direct links are not happy today!
Can you spot which changes are reversible or irreversible. Reversible means you can change it back to its original state. You can change water into ice and back again. This is reversible but if I make toast I can't turn the toast back into bread. That's an irreversible change.
Now watch a selection of a few more videos that show examples of these changes. I really liked the glass blowing one!
Now for some learning. Watch the learner guide from the same set and then complete the online quiz.
Now follow the presentation more slowly so that you understand.
Finally print the pictures and sort them into reversible or irreversible changes. If you can't print make a list.
If you fancy some more hands on Science you could find instructions online to make these things.Are they reversible or irreversible changes?
A volcano using vinegar and bicarbonate of soda
Gloop using cornflour and water
Put yeast in a bottle with warm water and a little sugar. Now attach a deflated balloon over the neck of the bottle. What happens to the balloon?
THURSDAY Y6 MATHS
A recap from Y5.
1. Watch the youtube clip to revise basic properties of shape.
2. Have a go at the White Rose sheet.
3. See how far you can get with the mastery.
Remember it's a recap from Y5 and we did this in school before the March lockdown. Dig deep. If you need to go further look at the Y5 work which is actually a recap from Y4.
THURSDAY Y5 MATHS
Today is a recap lesson from Y4. We will revise the names and properties of triangles.
1. Watch the youtube clip
2. Watch and interact with the presentation
3. White Rose sheet as far as you can.
4. Mastery. You should be able to do at least the first level. Complete if you can.
I hope you managed to follow the plans yesterday. Please let me know if there is something I can do to make it easier to follow. I also need to know if you are struggling. We might be able to Zoom you for a quick boost. From the work you sent me it seems that a lot of you surprised yourself and had a go at the maths mastery work. Well done. You must have really worked hard. I do not however expect you all to manage this. You should however, be able to complete the fluency if you follow the youtubes and presentations. Today we will build on our angles work. Please move onto the questions where you do not need a protractor. It is not necessary to complete those questions.
Maths - Y5 Try it. I sure you can do this if you follow the videos. If not please work on the Y4 activities from Class 3
Y6 I'm sure you've got this but the Y5 work is available to you. You did this last year but feel free to refresh.
English - Comprehension. See details
PE - Ideas but please try to get moving - even if it's raining and cold. You need fresh air and you won't dissolve if you get wet!
READING- Please continue to read everyday. If you have run out of books at home please send me an email and I can arrange for you to collect some.
MATHLETICS - Keep going. Don't let it build up.
We've been working hard at school today to improve our online learning so be ready for some exciting changes to the way we do things.
It's really important to stay healthy during lockdown. Some of you will be on the move playing outside but some of you may need inspiration or some ideas for indoor activities. At school we would be having PE twice a week so we will continue to try and do this. Those of you in school will be participating in PE on Wednesdays and Fridays so I will keep the home learning to the same days. I've attached some ideas for this week. Try these on Wednesday and then again on Friday. Hopefully you will begin to see a difference in your fitness. In addition you could go on a daily walk with an adult as they'll need fresh air and exercise too!
WEDNESDAY MATHS YEAR 6
WALT : Understand vertically opposite angles.
1. Watch the youtube clip on vertically opposite angles
2. Watch and participate in the Powerpoint presentation.
3. Try the White Rose WR sheet side 1
then if you need more basic work complete the fluency sheet/s or complete the rest of the WR sheet. If you have done this you are ready to move onto mastery. Remember there are 3 levels of mastery. Some of you, even if you can't complete the second side of the white Rose sheet, you might still be able to do level 1 mastery. Have a look. You might surprise yourself.
WEDNESDAY MATHS Y5
WALT: Calculate angles around a point
1. Watch the youtube clip
2. Follow the powerpoint presentation about cake angles.
3. Complete the White Rose worksheet. WR
Thank you for sending your COLD WRITES. I am working my way through them and will get back to you with ideas and targets. Today we will start to read our book. Unfortunately the tech is not available yet, but I will do my best to read to you next week, For now please read the text and answer the questions. Please ask your parents to help you read it if you are struggling. It's a hard text for some of you without support
The emphasis is on using the text to back up your ideas so for Q2 .
How do we know they are not nice men? What do they do in the scene that's not very nice?
I know that the emperors men are not nice because they.....and ..
Don't forget to write in complete sentences with capitals and full stops and always your best handwriting. Ideas for the answers are on another sheet. What do you think might happen next? What type of story is this going to be? I hope you're hooked by the first chapter.
EMAIL - Class4@st-georges-pri.essex.sch.uk
Activities Class 4
English - COLD WRITE
Maths - Y5 or Y6 work.
Year 5 please complete your own rather than head to Y6. I need to make sure there are no gaps in your knowledge. The mastery at Level 3 should challenge you. You will have to use your knowledge to solve problems.
Topic - History - Watch information and create a poster.
ONGOING FOR THIS WEEK - Mathletics . Revision topics have been added and all outstanding work deleted. Try really hard to keep up with the work added this term.
ENGLISH TUESDAY COLD WRITE
Our new unit of writing will be based on newspaper reports. For your introductory COLD WRITE please write a report on Christmas. It's up to you whether to make it based on real events. Read my version now As you can see it looks and sounds real and there are some true elements but to make it sound better I embellished it a bit! I used a template on Word to make it look more realistic. You may do this if you wish. You could even delete my writing and add yours in the same box, then add your own picture. You could just write it on paper. .Think about what happened over the Christmas holidays (not much I'm guessing!) and write about that. You may have to dig deep. Here are some ideas, a family Zoom activity with grandparents, delivering Christmas dinner to other relatives, eating dinner in the garden, meeting on the beach, swimming on Christmas Day, walking -lots of walking!, a barbeque, Santa struggling to sanitize after visiting each house. For a more advanced version you could include tier announcements, and quotes from the government. You've all looked at report writing before. Try and include as many key elements as you can. However this is a COLD WRITE so don't worry if you can't remember. Enjoy your writing.
Please bring this to school if returning or scan and email so that I can mark it. Keep a file of all of your work this half term.
WALT: Investigate Colchester before the arrival of the Romans
Read the information from Colchester Castle. (Lesson 1). It explains what life was like around Colchester before the Romans. Imagine what life might have been like if you lived in a roundhouse. Make a small colourful A4/A3 poster with facts and labelled diagrams about life in roundhouses. Please make it suitable to bring to school and to stick in your topic book. Make it a tiny bit smaller than the page so that we can slice it to fit it in. If you would like to add more research using facts that you have found please do. You could also choose to type it and add a labelled photo. Remember though that you must not copy directly from the internet or books. Facts must be written in your own style. You could use bullet points and fact boxes.
Maths Y6 Tuesday
WALT: Calculate angles around a point.
First watch the youtube clip. It explains everything you need to know. Basically everything adds up to 360! The Y5 recap work covers this topic. The Y6 work builds on it so make sure you are ready to move on before you start today's work.
If you need to go back further look at the work for Y5. It looks at angles on a straight line. They all add up to 180.
When you are confident you can start the Year 6 WR sheet for today followed by the mastery if you can.
Maths Y5 Tuesday.
WALT: Calculate angles on a straight line.
Watch the very short video. It tells you everything you need to know. Then try the WR fluency sheet. you just need to remember that everything adds up to 180. If there are 2 angles they equal 180. If there are 3 angles they equal 180 etc. When you are confident move onto the mastery sheet. It's the same idea but with words . Don't be put off. You've got this!
Dear Class 4,
Our topic this term is Romans. We will set the scene by exploring Colchester before the Roman invasions and then investigate how life here changed as a result. We will explore big engineering ideas such as aqueducts and roads, through hands on STEM activities involving lots of water! These activities will require maths and reasoning skills to solve problems. Our DT work will focus on designing and creating a new style of Roman sandal fit for purpose. Our Science topic is ‘Properties and Changes to materials’. We will investigate the first Roman Water Treatment plants and make the first ‘plastics’ with milk!
Our English work will also be Roman themed and we will explore the story of Aeneas through news reports and journey stories. There will also be opportunities to revisit explanation texts through our work on aqueducts and roads.
Other areas to be studied this term include sacred texts in RE, Relationships and basic vocabulary in French.
I'm really looking forward to getting messy with our learning this term!
See you soon.
Home Learning for 16th October
Research periscopes. I know this was set two weeks ago but a few of you have not completed the work to an acceptable standard. This is a really important piece of research as it will help you with your hot write. Please find out about the first periscopes, different types, where they can be found, how they work, a diagram showing the mirrors, and any fun facts you can find. You must be able to explain how they work. This means no laser beam eyes! How does the light get reflected into the user's eyes?
Deepening Understanding website . You should have a log in stuck in your book. Please follow the instructions and complete the work set for you. There will be a reading comprehension and grammar. It may have a different year group on. Don't worry about this. We have some lockdown gaps we need to fill.
I I have added some new Mathletics for you to try if you get time after the other work or if for any reason you can't access the New Website.
Please ask if you're not sure.
Home Learning for 9th October
Home Learning for 2nd October
Find out about periscopes. write notes in your green books.
Some children are trialling 'Deepen Understanding'. This is a new website that might be used for home learning in the future.
Ready for 25th September
To be handed in Friday 18th September
Mathletics challenges. Children were all given codes on Friday and stuck them on the cover of a book that goes home.
Creative Writing - A reflection on the first week at school. It could be a basic recount (a diary) or a more reflective piece. Try to include thoughts and emotions as well as fun activities.
Spellings as usual
Welcome to the Autumn Term.
It feels great to be back.It's a little different but we have all settled in quickly. We have started our topic 'Around the World' and are looking forward to our first visitors from Colchester United and the Tendring Ambassador project in the next few weeks. This really is my favourite topic. If you have any traditional items from other countries that you are willing to lend us that would be really helpful. The class set off on day 1 to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to set the scene for our class reader 'Refugee Boy' by Benjamin Zephaniah.
Year 6 Leavers Assembly - Wednesday 22nd July 2020
Finally, the day arrived, the children of Year 6 would be leaving St. George's to move on to the next stage of their lives. Unfortunately their last term was not what was envisaged for them. Rather than dwell on what could not happen, it was decided to celebrate what had happened. The children spent the morning at school: playing football rounders; sorting out their work and books; watching the memories video put together by Mrs Donnelly and having pizza for lunch.
In the afternoon their loved ones came to school to enjoy a socially distanced assembly on the field - luckily the weather was kind. Each child was presented with their leavers hoodie, school pen set and their holding cross (from St. George's Church). Then, as each family left not a dry was to be had as we thought back over what an amazing group of children we were sending off to high school.
Year 6, have a fabulous summer, enjoy high school, make the best of the opportunities presented to you and be yourself always!
Mrs Brincklow, Mrs Donnelly, Mrs Haynes and the Staff of St. George's
Dear Class 4
I hope you’ve had an unfrogettable few months of home learning. This is toadily the last full week of work so let’s hop on! This week’s theme is ‘The Olympics’. We might have started in Ancient Greece but we’ve leaped on from there! You will start by creating your competitors. Hopefully you won’t need ribbets , just some straws and paper. Then you will enter the compondium of events. Make sure you follow the rules as you don’t want to be susponded! Send in your results for a medal winning opportunity!
To make our Olympic games more authentic we mustn’t froget mascots and logos. Follow the instructions to help with your design. I hope you are kermitted to this learning task.
Please film or use some stop animation in your learning this week if possible.
Don’t be a toad and miss out on this awesome last week.
I hope I haven’t frogotten anything!
You could create as many events as you like and really go mad with this task.
Have some froggy fun!
24 Word Stories
One day I saw a magnificent dancer. She was gliding with the grace of a twirling leaf but with the power of a missile.
Every day Sam would wake up and go to school until one day she didn't wake up and was trapped in a dream.
One day I learnt to ride my bike;I felt like a fizzy drink exploding. I love the cold wind rushing around my face.
I was there when it happened, terrible, despicable, petrifying, like it was something that the world would not want to see. I was there...
Every morning Lilly would see her friends and hug them. One day she was forced to wave at them from the bedroom window.
One day I went fishing, five minutes after arriving my rod bowed in anger and I hooked out a monster carp! My largest yet.
I'm paddling in Dedham. The sun is shining on my back as I paddle down the river.Nature surrounding me.Dragonflies fly past.
One day I saw my friend. The sun glistened in the sky like an exploding nebula. We rolled around having the time of our lives.
She loved her hair :long or short, straight or curly but as she looked in the mirror she no longer cared.
One day my family played football. I laughed a lot;it was funny. I love letting my energy out like a Ferrari with friends.
Thursday 21st May 2020
Please have a look at the work below.
Friday 15th May 2020
I hope you've had a great week.
Please click on the Scratch file link below and have a look at Hollie's fantastic Scratch project about the heart. You should just be able to click on it and it will take you to Scratch
online. If there are any problems let me know and Mrs Donnelly will sort it!
Remember to send me in your work and have a brilliant weekend.
Wednesday 13th May 2020
Dear Class 4
I hope you had a fantastic VE Day weekend, the weather was gorgeous.
Please look below at some of the amazing work I've had in over the past week, I am so impressed.
Have a good week and stay safe.
Friday 1st May 2020
Dear Class 4
Wow! I have so impressed by the amount of work you have been doing, please take a look below. Keep sending in your work, Mrs Haynes, Mrs Donnelly and myself are loving looking at what you have done.
Have a wonderful weekend and keep safe.
Wednesday 1st April 2020
Good afternoon Class 4
It has been amazing to see the large amount of work you have all been completing, well done and keep up the good work.
Below are some of examples of what has been sent to us.
Missing you all and we hope you stay safe.
Mrs Brincklow, Mrs Donnelly and Mrs Haynes
P.S. Message from Mrs Donnelly and Mrs Haynes - We have been wondering "When will we see you again" and we suggest you "take one day at a time" and "keep on believing" that "we'll together again"!
This term, in Class 4, our topic has been Stone Age. We started the term with a trip, to BarleyLands Farm, for an activity day based around Stone Age life. The activities included a talk on Stone Age animals; looking at the animals; making Stone Age bread and stew. We came away with the bread and stew, which was helpful as we got stuck on the A12 for along time due to a traffic incident.
In class we have made Stone Age houses, working together in groups and using natural materials found in the school grounds. We then experimented with different foods and tie-dying of fabrics. We used red cabbage (adding vinegar and bicarbonate of soda as alkaline and acid), beetroot, turmeric and red onion. Some of the results were amazing but unfortunately the school smelt of boiled cabbage.