Back in June we as a class composed letters to our favourite authors. My favourite author is Sarah Garland – Madame Sizzers. Dylan received a hand written letter from Sarah expressing her thanks for my letter and has sent a leaflet of Sarah’s new book which is AZZI In Between.
Josh Johnson again ran the Junior Great North Run on Saturday 6th September 2014. We are very proud of you Josh for taking part in this great sporting challenge.
Bede’s World Trip – Class 3 report Caleb Hinnigan, Mitchell Gray, Jamie Ivory, Dylan Milburn, Kelsey Docherty, James Nadolski, Ana Lee and Samuel Sweeney
We went to Bede’s World on Tuesday 29th April 2014 as part of our class history topic which is Anglo Saxons. We got there by bus and we arrived there for about 10am. Our tour guide George was waiting for us with his assistant Lauren who kindly showed us to our storage/dining room for the day. When we arrived we were taken to the Monastic Life section of the museum. In the exhibit our lesson we learned about the kind of life that the monks would have and that if a monk committed to a monastic life they would help the monastery according to their trade and did jobs such as; tending to animals, house building, trading and just in the main being of great help. The way that they made money was through trade and selling items. We went to the church to learn all about the rituals and to look at the kinds of buildings that they lived in. We were able to see the original Anglo Saxon doorways (there where three that we could see). We all go to wear habits and we felt a bit more ‘monk like’ in the attire. We had lunch which we all were ready for then we went to the gift shop and spent our money and had 10 minutes to spend in the great park at the side of the museum. The park was brilliant as it had a zip wire which we found fun! After our fun at the park George and Lauren came to get us to show us how to make flour and how to spin wool which is what they would have done in Anglo Saxon times. We learned how to make flour – we had to get 2 stones also a handle which was wooden and we had to grind the seeds whilst spinning the handle it was hard to spin around and took a lot of effort. We then helped make a friendship bracelet like what they would have done in Anglo Saxon times it was called spinning. We found this hard at first as it was fiddly but we all helped each other and enjoyed the task. Our final part of the day was a visit to the farm. When we fist go there at the front of the farm George said the geese were at the front of the farm to warn the Anglo Saxons if there were any intruders. We found out an interesting fact that if you were poor and had no land you had to share your house with the farm animals. Another interesting fact was that in Anglo Saxon times the pigs were the cleanest animals to have. We saw some pigs, bulls, geese, sheep and ferrets. When Anglo Saxons got the animals for food they stored it in a building underground for the winter period. We also went to a traditional rich persons Anglo Saxon house which was in a little community. Ethelburger and Osrich (Sean and Carley) lived in the house and there was one bed for Ethelburger and everyone else had to sleep on the floor. We had an excellent day!!
David Walliams and Class 3
Class 3 have been busy working on book reviews as part of literacy. Jamie Ivory produced a book review on Demon Dentist by David Walliams. Mrs Lee thought that David Walliams would like to read this therefore Jamie composed a letter and sent it to David’s office. Please see the attached document for our lovely response back from David.
Transition Day at Fyndoune
Fyndoune Transition Day Wednesday 12th March 2014. The Year 4 children were invited to attend a transition day at Fyndoune. The day started with everybody meeting in the hall where we introduced to the staff who were looking after us for the day and the other schools. We had challenges and word searches given by the Fyndoune Year 7’s who were extremely helpful and a credit to Fyndoune. We were split in to groups and there was a mixture in each group. We went to our sessions with our teacher and our first lesson making a leaflet all about Africa and cutting and sticking. We then broke for lunch and got some fresh air and exercise outside with the other children. After lunch we attended an Egyptian session where we had to use hieroglyphics to give a message which was fun. Our last session was making animal masks we enjoyed this. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and a few of us got to attend in the evening for the award ceremony which was nice as some children were presented with certificates and Devin was presented with a voucher.