A Greek Play In a Day

Yesterday all the children participated in a fantastic drama day. The theatre company Splatz arrived to work their drama magic, and together the children from Y3/4 created a detailed historical play. It was wonderful to see them shine on our small stage. They had to make props and learn lines and listen to stage directions. They were fabulous! The audience loved every minute and so did we all.

 

 

Can you guess who’s behind the masks?

 

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Harvest and Thanksgiving

As you are aware it will be our Harvest Festival at the church on Friday 26th of October. The themes this year is harvest around the world and we have been given the countries of America and Canada.  In preparation for this, we had a special Harvest Day on Wednesday. The children learnt about the first Thanksgiving in America and the traditions that come from that event. We did some special practical maths where we estimated the sizes of pumpkins. But the real treat was our home made pumpkin pie, as the children have probably told you it was “dee -lish!”

We also thought about why harvest is celebrated still and thought about many things that we are thankful for at this time of the year.

Sponsored Cycle Ride

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Don’t forget that on the 23rd October there is a sponsored bike ride to raise funds for a brand new bike shelter. You should have received a parent mail with the details already. Children need to be confident at cycling and have their own bike for the day- with helmets. If you have any questions please call into class. It’s a fun event and  it’s for a fantastic cause, that will benefit all the children.

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Autumn …

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This week the air has definitely turned cooler. Beautiful autumn colours are appearing and conkers are being gathered. Please remember to send your child with a coat and we still do outdoor PE so trainers, joggers and hoodies are necessary for our Monday afternoons.

This week was the first week with the whole class in so here we are in all our glory! I think you’ll agree they are a wonderful group of individuals. They have settled so well into KS2.

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Also this week we have continued to delve into Ancient Greece. The children have created some fantastic art pieces. We are half way through the collages of the Parthenon. Watch out next week to see the final masterpieces!

 

Fantastic firework competition

101_6425Hawk Class were chosen to be the faces that launch the Bath Rotary Club firework poster competition. We had  a special visit from the Rotary Club and the sponsors of this years display at the Rec, Bath Building Society.

The children were inspired to create some outstanding competition entries. Fingers crossed there’s a winner in the class.  They were all winners in our eyes!

A Great Start to term

Thank you to all the parents that came to the teacher meeting session, it was lovely to meet you all. The children are really settling in well and we have had a great start to our year together. In English this week we continued to write about Flat Stanley and his various escapades in California. In Maths we are covering place value and ordering numbers.

 

This week we had a very special visitor: Rock Star Mrs Jones!

We learnt so much from Mrs Jones’s talk about all the different types of rocks and how they are formed. It was amazing. The rocks that she brought in were so fascinating it really brought our Science to life. Thank you so much .

 

If you have any special knowledge about the children’s topics please let us know. We love to learn with you. This term is Ancient Greeks and next term will be World War I.

Welcome back

The summer already seems like a lovely memory. We have been so busy in the last week and it has been fantastic to get to know all the new members of Hawk Class. I can tell we are going to have a fantastic year together. We have started our topic for this term – Ancient Greece and been reading our class book Flat Stanley. The children are settling in well to Key Stage 2 and coping amazingly with the new learning times. We have also made an excellent start to our Read Around Challenge.

On Monday there is the  Parents meeting, where I hope to meet more of you and will be able to give you more information about our learning.

 

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