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Moving up Day with Y4

Y4 have been a super group today. We looked at a piece of writing called ‘Night Terrors in Cairo’ which they read in pairs and then we discussed characters, plot, the writer’s choice of language and their opinions of the text. The class were agog when they discovered it was written by a 12 year old. They then write the conclusion to the story as it had ended with the curator disappearing into a curtain of darkness….

After lunch, in threes, they had to make a tall and freestanding structure out of 20 pieces of spaghetti, a marshmallow and a metre of both string and masking tape. Their cooperation was good and 7 put of the 9 groups were able to get them to stand freely. Future engineers in the making.

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Y2 Trip to Gressenhall Museum and Workhouse

What a busy day!

Last week as a class we read Oliver Twist and discussed life as a Victorian orphan living in the workhouse. Today we looked round Gressenhall Workhouse and we did a Through the Keyhole trail looking at various places in the museum. The children had to answer questions which gave a code when the 4 digits were placed in order of size. The code unlocked a padlock to a treasure chest containing an object. It was wonderful to see the children engaging with the task.

A trip to the farm involved meeting animals and doing a stamper trail along the Riverside walk. After lunch it was time to let off steam in the woodland adventure playground.

The children were a pleasure to take out today and I wish to thank the parents who gave up a day to come and help us on the trip.

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Anti Bullying Week in Year 2

We read the story Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson and we talked about how to be a good friend. The children came up with lots of great ideas like listening, sharing, encouraging, taking turns and being kind. The children each made a sparkly fish for our display.