As I write this week's blog, I am unfortunately sitting at home unwell and unable to be in school because of this. There has been a lot of illness in school this term so I do hope everyone manages to stay well for the half term break.
Just a quick update from me because I want to say how proud I am of the children for setting up and running their 'Museum of mystery objects' on Monday afternoon. Every class came to visit and had something positive to say, and Ash Class did a great job of explaining all about their chosen curiosities.
This week, welcomed Mr Hunt and Miss Wallis into our class. They will joining us again after half term and then returning in January as they undertake their teaching placements as part of their PGCE course. We look forward to working with them.
Next half term has lots of exciting things in store including learning about rivers in geography (fingers crossed the weather will hold out so we can visit our river!), investigating rocks in science and lots of other brilliant things. Keep up the reading and times tables practise over half term and see you afterwards. Have a great week.
We've had a great day today celebrating all things harvest and Autumn. It began with a fab selection of costumes this morning, followed by a lovely celebration in church during which the children were excellently behaved and sung beautifully. Thank you for your generous donations of food also. This afternoon, we continued our harvest theme with some still life sketching of apples, conkers and Autumn leaves. Have a look at some of the photos below.
Next week, we've got a busy week coming up as we enter the last week of this half term. On Monday, the children will be the curators of their very own 'Museum of mystery objects'. In English, they will be writing biographies about some (fictional) famous record-breakers! We'll be finishing off our 'Addition and Subtraction' unit in Maths and working hard in History on our end of unit task answering the question 'How did the Romans change Britain?'
Have a great weekend.
As I'm writing this, I'm reflecting on a really brilliant Friday afternoon today.
We have recently joined Tiverton museum as school members, with huge thanks to FONTS for funding this. As part of this membership, we receive loans of artefact boxes from the museum. The box that we've used in Year 4 is a 'mystery artefacts' box.
The artefacts were on display when the children arrived this morning and caused quite a stir!
"What is that?" "What would that have been used for?" "That looks so old!"
We then spent the afternoon as Historians, investigating what each item could be and what it could have been used for. The historical skills and questioning demonstrated by the children was excellent. They used evidence to support their arguments and thought carefully about how objects have changed over time, and the way society must also have changed alongside this.
We plan to open a 'Monday museum afternoon' in the last week of this half term so that the other children can come and see the artefacts as well. Ash Class will be the curators and will be able to explain the items to all of our visitors. Take a look at the photos... do you know what everything is?
A fab afternoon to end the week!
Have a lovely weekend all.
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