We took our first school trip of the year to Westminster Cathedral, London. Westminster is a Catholic Church and the children were guided around by a very knowledgeable guide, the children behaved very well and were very respectful of the setting they were in. They learnt a lot about the history of the cathedral, the roles and responsibilities of the clergy and lay people who work within the cathedral. They looked at the beautiful, detailed mosaics and were allowed up near the altar to look at the statues and the Cathdera, which, we learnt is a special chair that the Cardinal sits on and it is why a cathedral is called a cathedral. We also took a quick trip to Buckingham palace and had a look at the front of it, the guards and the statue across from the palace!
We have had a very busy half term, full off fun moments and thank you all for your support with this transition. The children have been fantastic at adjusting to their new class and have been working hard to keep up their good work.
Next term, our theme will be Women’s History. We would like the children to write about a women that inspires them. It could be mums, aunts, grandmothers or even someone they have researched such as Mae Jemison, Amelia Earhart and Jessica Ennis-Hill. They can draw a picture to go with it to add to our display.
Please continue to read with the children and encouraging them to use Timetables Rockstars.
The children did a brilliant job presenting their assembly on mindfulness to the whole school and parents. They showed techniques to be more mindful and what mindfulness means. We encouraged our audience to join in with us to practise the techniques we were showing them.
This term in DT we are doing Food technology. Two weeks ago we looked at hygiene and being safe in the kitchen. This week we put some of those to use when we learnt how to chop, whisk, grate, peel and sieve. We will use these skills in later DT sessions to make some delicious food.
On Friday, we looked at using clay and how we can sculpt it into a pot inspired by the Beaker people, the Beaker people came from all over Europe to settle in Britain and gave us Bronze, which is a mix of mined copper and tin.
The children had a go at sculpting and designing pots inspired by the Beaker people. They used clay tools to help them sculpt.
So the year has come to an end, thank you Ruby Class for an amazing year! You have all worked so hard this year and I want you to know that I have enjoyed every moment of teaching you. I’ll miss you all, even the chatterboxes (you know who you are!).
I hope you can take what you have learned this year and build on it. Best of luck for for Year 4!