Stone Age – November 2020

On Monday Year 3 became Stone Age people for the day and took part in some activities to uncover how the Stone Age tribes used to live. The children enjoyed making shelters with some stone age and some modern equipment. We discussed why shelters and dens were so important and how these would have evolved through the Stone Age periods of time. The children ‘gathered and hunted’ pictures of stone age food and tried to make a menu for their tribe. I think the children were surprised by how much effort that took!!

Indoors the children made archeological poo and dissected it to find out what the Stone Age tribes might have eaten. We did some cave painting on paper on the walls ( some wonderful designs with our fingers as the paintbrush!) We took part in an archaeological dig and uncovered some arrowheads and  made some close observational drawings of these. The children then were given their own circular loom to attempt some weaving. 

The children loved their day and even though we have missed out on the Gressenhall trip this year it was great to bring the Stone Age to life for the children. 

A wonderful day was had by all.

Year 3 Mark Remembrance – November 2020

The children in Year 3 have today been preparing for Armistice Day tomorrow by making poppy wreaths which Mrs McCaig and Miss West proudly placed onto the Town War Memorial this evening. We wanted to mark the occasion in a special way this year as many of us would usually have taken part in the annual Remembrance Parade on Remembrance Sunday, as members of Guiding and Scouting, but were unable to do so this year. If you get a chance when taking a walk, please do go and have a look at them.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

When you go home, tell them of us and say,
For your tomorrow, we gave our today.

Year 3 Foodbank Delivery

All of the fabulous harvest donations have today been delivered. The box In Tesco was pretty empty  before all of your kind donations were added to it. Thank you again everyone, have a wonderful week and we will look forward to seeing all of the children again on 2nd November.

Miss West & Mrs McCaig

First half of Autumn Term 2020

Year 3 have ended their successful half term by learning a little about harvest and thinking about how lucky we are to have such amazing farmers and fishermen as well as the factory workers and shop staff who help us get our food from ‘Farm to Fork’.

We had a virtual tour of a real farm thanks to Mrs McCaig doing some super videos on a farm near where she lives at the weekend and today we brought in some harvest gifts to share in our community. 

In our PSHE lessons we have been learning about our wider community and people who help others, so we felt it would be lovely to make a contribution to help some of those who may need a little extra help especially in these challenging times that we are experiencing. The really kind donations of food will all go to the foodbank donation box in a Supermarket, hopefully in Sheringham in the next couple of days. 

We will post a picture of it being delivered. In art today we had a wonderful time doing some observational watercolour paintings and pastel drawings of pumpkins, again linking to the harvest. We hope that you like this small sample of the work produced by some of 3W.

This year lots of things enjoyed by the children will be a little different and possibly may mean that the usual Halloween events cannot happen, so the children were extremely touched at the kindness of a 3M parent who very generously shared some Halloween sweets in a lovely package for every child in the Year Group. It is such a lovely gesture and the children were all very thankful.

Have a wonderful half term break, Take care
Miss West and Mrs McCaig

Year 5 brings space to Sheringham – October 2020

Incredible scenes from year 5 who captivated the imaginations of their year group by bringing Space to the classroom. The teachers and children looked amazing and the children loved hearing more about the Literacy Tree chosen book Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. 

Year 3 October 2020 – English and Art

Mrs McCaig, Miss West and Miss Ash spent an enjoyable evening after school presenting a selection of the wonderful art and English work completed by the children this half term in the form of this lovely display. We are now well into our work connected to the story of ‘Leon and the Place Between’ by Angela McAllister and will be writing our own versions next week, before embarking on an exciting Design Technology project connected to this story after half term!

Year 6 Homework – Due Tuesday 20th October 2020

Science / History

Using the Oak Academy quizzes, please revise the Shang Dynasty for history and Particles in physical and chemical changes for science. There will be short end of unit assessments on these topics next week.

Maths

Please ensure that you’ve undertaken 30 minutes of Mathswhizz.