We travelled by train to Southend and visited the Southend Central Museum, to see the Anglo-Saxon burial items, which were dug up locally in 2003.
We were so excited and really enjoyed seeing the exhibits up-close.
In gorgeous sunshine, we took advantage of our outdoor spaces. In maths we learned to read coordinates, to solve puzzles and won points in a geometry quiz. Inspired by Beowulf, we used hot-seating, drama scenes and invented an amazing game: Grendel Tag Murder Mystery - BEST GAME EVER!
We had such fun. We love learning together outdoors.
I'll let the pictures do the talking...we had a splendid day and fun was had by all. Thank you to the children, parent helpers and staff who made the trip such a success. The staff at Mountfitchet Castle commented on how polite and well behaved the children were - a credit to our school
Since the trip, Class 4 have been using the experience, to help them imagine the setting for the ancient tale of Beowulf.
Thank you to all of the family members who were able to drop in to see the children's books. Each pupil wrote an evaluation of their term so far and wrote what they'd like to improve or things they would like to spend time doing - this was a great conversation starter for the parent and teacher meetings that followed.
Remember: don't wait for meetings, drop by, phone or email us, to organise a chat about your children any time.
We had great fun working with pupils and staff from Oakfield and Grange schools. We watched films of Michael Rosen and wrote extra verses to a poem called The Dog In the Playground - read our ideas in the attached doc.
Classmates read poems in a competition and EN from Class 4 won! Yay!!!
How much did we learn about? Wow! We created strong passwords. We thought about our rights and about protecting our image for the future. We thought about how real friends should communicate online.
We played maths games with Class 1, measured objects and jumped around to CBBC Super Movers.
Thank you to everyone who made it to share the children's work. We're very proud of our books and proud to share what we have been learning.
You're welcome to stop by any time, you don't have to wait until next term.
We met and worked with children from another local school: printing, painting, collage, chalking; using oil pastels; designing sun-shades and making beaded jewellery.
By looking at an array of artefacts from Ghana, the children had first hand experience of woven, carved and printed materials.
Our pupils had a lot of fun and were had amazing attitudes to learning and trying different skills.
Class 4 experienced a different aspect and activity, which can improve your wellbeing.
Be Connected - we shared circle time and some games to show what we like and dislike.
Be Active - we had a long PE session and played in the sunshine
Learn - we used the technique of the 6 Thinking Hats, to generate ideas for our writing
Take Notice - we listened to a variety of music
Give - we contributed to Jeans For Genes day, to raise money for the charity