Roman Banquet Friday 8th March
To finish our topic on Newspaper Writing with a focus on the events leading up to the famous eruption of Mount Versuvius, we transformed our classroom into The Roman Revival Restaurant for a traditional Roman Banquet. The pupils dressed up as Roman citizens to attend the banquet and sampled a range of traditional food eaten by the Romans including bread with honey, dates, pomegranate seeds, cheese and cold meats. The banquet was a great success with everyone joining in and enjoying the Roman tradition of lying down to eat. Luckily they didn't follow the other Roman tradition of throwing up to allow more room in their stomachs for the next dishes being served!
Drama Workshops 28.2.19
Cross-curricular learning in RE and History
We have been able to make many links in our learning this year, especially in History and RE. As part of our history work on our British ancestors we have studied the Celts and in RE we have explored the history of the Celtic cross. The cross combined the Christian crucifix with circle of the Sun and Moon, worshipped by the pagan Celts.
This term we have been studying the Romans and it has really helped to understand the timeline by remembering that the Romans were around at the time of Jesus, especially as some of them played the part of Roman soldiers in the Nativity play!
Bishop's Stortford College Festival of Literature 2019
We were very lucky once again to visit The Festival of Literature and be treated to Chris Riddel illustrating live.
Spring Term Dance Project
Year 3 have been working really hard this half term choreographing and performing dance routines to the the music from Cats the top West End musical. The teamwork displayed and level of skill shown was incredible and many thanks to Mrs Mann for working so hard on this with the class.
Visit from Martin Impy, author and illustrator
We were very lucky to have an illustrator to come in to our school to share his books with us. Martin Impey has illustrated books about WW1 and WW2 and one of these books is called The Christmas Truce. The book he shared with us was called Where the Poppies Now Grow. It is the story of two friends Ben and Ray who sign up to go to war in 1914. He showed us a real 'silent picket' which were used in WW1 to make barbed wire fences in No Mans Land between the trenches. He showed us how to draw barbed wire and also how he drew his characters. We really love listening to Martin and all his amazing stories about his grandma who worked in a bomb factory in WW1. They were called a Canary Girls because of the yellow colour of their hands and hair from handling so much sulfuric acid to make the bombs.
Trip to the Cambridge Science Action Centre and the Museum of Zoology 14.11.18
We went to the Science Action Centre in Cambridge first, designing and making kite boarding crafts. Then onto the Museum of Zoology where we did a Plastic Pathways investigation to find out about the impact of plastic on marine wildlife and how we can help.