Today Y3 and Y4 had a fabulous morning competing in Sports Day. Amber and Sapphire were teamed up representing Columbia VS Jade and Aquamarine who represented Japan. We fought with lots of determination, team spirit and resilience and we all did our best throughout. Our support towards our own team and other teams really shone through to create the best sports day Mrs Pym has seen in years. Well done to all of you!
Here are some photos of our children deep in the race itself. Well done to every single one of you because we wouldn’t have been such a good time without all of you.
Today Y4 Amber had the pleasure of enjoying their last outdoor learning session in the sun! We have battled all weather conditions during our outdoor learning and we decided the sun was the best on yet.
Sarah told us all about fire lighting. We made a respect triangle and made sure we were the correct amount of distance away from the fire. We then ‘fluffed’ our cotton wool and used the flint and steel to produce sparks. We then had to direct the sparks into the correct place to set the cotton wool on fire.
When we had created our own small fires we gathered around a larger one that Sarah had made. We sat beautifully around the edge of the fire and placed our marshmallows onto our stick ready to toast. We approached the fire and then kneeled in the ‘respect position’ and toasted our marshmallows. We loved it!
As part of our topic we have been looking at what life would have been like for a Victorian child. Today we looked at what it would have been like for a child who was fortunate enough to go to school in the Victorian days. First off we discussed a typical day at school including handwriting, sums and needle work for girls or construction for boys.
We then split into groups and created a drama piece which showed how different lessons or situations would have happened in a Victorian classroom.
Children who fidget:
As part of our topic we have been learning all about the Victorians. So far we have learnt some basic facts about the Victorian children, for example the rich children paid to go to school and the poor children typically worked in factories or workhouses. We have learnt about Dr Barnardo and Lord Shaftsbury and how they were influential for the children back in Victorian times.
Now that we had some basic knowledge of Victorians, today we placed the main events on a timeline. We worked with our partners and had a good go at placing all the different times in the correct place- which is much harder than it sounds. As pairs the class worked really hard to discuss and reason as to where each event should be on the timeline.
After we had discussed our ideas, we placed the events on a specific timeline to display in the classroom. We were shocked by some of them- especially when the first Sainsbury’s was open!
In Amber class we were ever so excited to receive this email off Mrs Ainsley:
As part of the building work on Queen Mary Road there will be a new play area installed. Jane Wratten, a landscape designer has asked us to develop some ideas. Can you please let me know if there is a child in your class who you think would be good to be involved in this process. They will need to be creative, imaginative, articulate and chatty! If you have any time this week and would like to talk to your class about their ideas then she would appreciate any ideas. She would need anything by Friday afternoon if you’d like to leave it in the studio for her. Jane has warned that the budget is fairly minimal so helter skelters and wave machines are out of the question. Just so you can keep the children on the right track and not let their imagination run too wild (unfortunately).
As a class we decided to come up with persuasive speeches to persuade Jane to build all the exciting equipment want. Below is one of the points the children made during the presentation. Well done Amber class I hope Jane is as impressed as I was.