To finish off our RE topic from last term we were visited by a Jewish lady in class. Sally is a practising Jew who lives in Eastbourne, and attends the local Synagogue there. We found out all about her lifestyle and what it was like to grow up in a Jewish house, the festivals and celebrations they had and their beliefs. We were lucky enough to explore and look at some artifacts that she brought with her. The children were really engaged and made us very proud with their excellent behaviour and good questioning.
Last Friday Jade class walked down to Hastings Museum to take part in their first (of three) LEGO workshops. Using LEGO they are learning to code and debug as part of their computing curriculum this term. This meant children were able to build a robot out of LEGO, then connect it to a program to control its movement by creating algorithms. As you can see we had a lot of fun and the children were brilliant. Thank you to our parent helpers, we hope you enjoyed it too!
Yesterday afternoon, Year Three welcomed in families and carers to see what we have been learning about this term. We have been reading the book ‘ Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age and His Search for Softer Trousers’ by Raymond Briggs. The children have loved this comic style book and has helped us with our history topic for the term ‘Stone Age’. To finish off the topic we decided to design and create a pair of softer trousers using recyclable materials. We had lots of fun creating theses garments, the children loved it and I hope the families and friends who joined us did too! Thank you to those who came and donated materials- we couldn’t have done it without you.
On Tuesday, Year 3 had our visit from the Stone Age Ancestor. We had a fantastic time applying everything we had learnt about the Stone Age. We learnt about the evolution of humans, with different children acting out different stages of humans. Using what we had learnt about the early man, we created our own language and way of communicating based on what we know about evolution. The class behaved brilliantly, engaged well with the visitor and really impressed him with their passion and enthusiasm for the topic. We really hope you have enjoyed hearing all about the tone Age at home. Thank you for all your support, without your contributions towards the cost we would not have been able to do this.
This term we ahve been learning about Judaism, making links , connections and contrast between the Jewish and Christian religions. We learnt about the Ten Commandments that Jewish people live by comparing them to the Christian way of life. We learnt this through a Godly play delivered by Miss Simpson (Head of RE, Year 5 Class Teacher) – who was very impressed with their behaviour, engagement and participation. We were lucky enough to be joined by Father Nick who was equally impressed.
As you know Year 3 have been working hard to produce wooden Snowmen over the last couple of weeks. They started by designing their product through sketches labelling the materials and equipment needed. They made their product ready to be sold at the fair on Monday. Finally, the children evaluated their product suggesting some improvements and new designs they could create if they were to make another snowman.
I hope you all got the opportunity to visit our stall at the Christmas Enterprise on Monday to admire the childrens hard work. A massive thank you to all families who supported us by buying something from our stall. All the money raised will enable us to go on more exciting trips, and buy exciting resources for our classrooms. So far in total we have raised a huge £155, which is AMAZING! So thank you so much!
Year 3 and 5 have enjoyed their final Forest School sessions with a warm hot chocolate and tasty s’mores. The children whittled their own sticks to toast marshmallows on.
In our History lesson this week we have been exploring the connections, contrasts and trends in food over time. Looking at the resources available, meals made and the equipment used. We then used our literacy knowledge of imperative verbs to create instructions and recipes for a Stone Age Supper.