On Friday, Crow Class went to Cheddar Gorge for a Prehistoric visit about the Stone Age. After splitting into two groups and getting on the coach (first success of the day!) we were given the opportunity to explore the caves and museum that contained real artefacts from the Stone age including weapons, bear skeletons (much to the children's excitement) and explore a Stone Age hut. The children impressed the tour guides with their answers and questions and then impressed Miss Hutton by assuring her the caves were, 'not at all scary.'
After lunch we visited their newest attraction which provided us with a 15 minute clip about the History of Cheddar Gorge. Our final visit of the day was to the Dreamworks cave, where moving images were projected onto the cave walls providing the children with an image of what life in the Stone Age would have been like- after fighting off the bears and wolves with our spears we survived (well done adults!) It was a very successful day and I was so impressed with the children's behaviour and knowledge. A big, big thank you to our parent helpers! Well done Crow Class!
We had a visitor today to help us with our learning. It turns out Miss Hutton had a skeleton in her closet...whose name is Mr Bones. Mr Bones joined Crow class today and helped us to learn about all the different bones in our body and the purpose of the skeleton. We learnt that the skeleton not only keeps us upright and allows us to move but it protects our organs such as: the brain, heart and lungs. We identified and labelled Mr Bones' bones including his rib cage, skull, femur and phalanges and then had a go on our own! We even had the chance to look at a goat's skull.
Crow class have transformed into Stone Age artists!! They have been using techniques that would have been used in the Stone Age to create their very own cave paintings. The class used a variety of materials including charcoal, chalk and pastels. We then used our fingers to create lots of different effects.
In the Stone Age the cavemen would use cave paintings to communicate with each other. Crow class found out that they would often use symbols, animals and hunters. We therefore used these in our paintings. We also learnt that cave paintings often had hand stencils, impressions left by paint that has been blown around in the wind.
Our paintings will be up on display for all to see! Some of the crows will be sharing their pieces of Art in celebratory assembly. The class really enjoyed stepping into the Stone Age. Miss Hutton did not enjoy the state of the classroom afterwards!
Crow class had a fantastic day celebrating Roald Dahl's birthday. It almost felt like a Friday!
Miss Hutton and Mr Wilson were especially impressed with all their outfits. We had the BFG, the Twits, Fantastic Mr Fox and many more.
Our day focused on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Crow class spent the day inventing their own WIlly Wonka treats- we had popping candy, to shrinking your teachers (eek) to rainbow delights that make your hair go mulit-coloured. The children then used their knowledge of addition to help Willy Wonka solve his money problems!
In Science we have been focusing on healthy living. In the afternoon the children made their very own healthy drink for Willy Wonka to sell. The children designed their labels and used a variety of fruits to make their healthy drinks.
What a fantastic day!
This week Crow class have been working hard to learn the story of the Stone Age Boy off by heart! As a class, we created a story map and together we came up with actions to help us learn the story. Being the fabulous actors and actresses that they are, Crow class were able to create their own story maps and recite the story using their actions. I have been so proud of them this week and I look forward to reading their stories on Friday!
Many thanks to Miss GIbbs and Mrs Bennett for all of their hard work helping us grow our crops this year. Also- a big thank you to all the children for their hard work weeding, planting and watering to help our plants grow!
Each child got to take an onion, potatoes, beetroot and carrots home. I hope you make a feast with them!
What a brilliant day in Crow Class! The children's outfits were excellent and we all enjoyed pretending to be Roman citizens for a day! We performed a play about the Roman invasion of Britain by Claudius' troops, tasted some Roman food (served by slaves), tried a Roman board game and brushed up on our Roman Numerals! In the afternoon, we learnt about Roman buildings and had a go at making our Roman temples!
Part of the children's homework this week was to learn one of the animal poems we have been doing in class recently off by heart. I have uploaded them all below! Well done everyone-it is a very difficult challenge to both learn a poem AND perform it in front of all your friends.