For our final H&A club this Autumn term, we went to seek out a pair of christmas trees; one for Hevingham and one for Marsham. We did some quick measuring, needing a tree approximately ‘Miss Greenfield’ tall, and another ‘Mr Gibbons and a half’ tall too. We then bundled our chosen beauties back into the minibus, and took them to their homes!
Back by popular demand….
We’ve met fairies in a fairy tunnel, eaten wild raspberries, had some conversations with some cows, and generally adventured around!
We’ve had two fantastic KS2 leaders, and lots of very curious Smaller adventurers learning and enjoying the wonderful nature we have available five minutes from our door.
On Friday children from year 3 and 4 planned and taught a lesson to children and parents from year 5 and 6.
The learning was based around work we had been doing this term on food chains. The children planned and led the teaching and they also supported the parents and year 5 and 6 children in doing two activities. The first was to create a mind map to show examples of producers, primary consumers and secondary consumers. The second activity was to link animals and plants from a particular habitat into a food web.
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On Tuesday our class visited Great Cressingham Victorian School. Our teacher for the day was Miss North who said as we were about to leave “You may have been learning about the Victorians but today…you have been Victorians”. The stove was lit and we spent the morning doing drills, chants, reading, writing and mathematics, we learnt songs and sang them as Miss North played the accordian and the harmonium. It was a very interesting experience to listen to the ticking of the clock, hear the scratching on slates and think about how different our classrooms are nowadays.
As part of our theme this term we are reading the book ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty. This book is based around the story of Jim Jarvis who was the street child who was befriended by Dr Thomas Barnardo and was the inspiration for his work with the poor and deprived children of Victorian London. Jim and fellow street urchins were sleeping up on the roof above a market in east London. While the book is our starting point we want to examine what happened to our locality during Queen Victoria’s reign.
In Crocodiles class children spent the day teaching other children about the work of Rousseau… You can see one of his pictures below.
Children and parents from across the school learnt how to draw a lion’s head. We chose a lion’s head because we have been reading “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” By C.S.Lewis as part of our theme this term.
This term we are using the book
“The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” by C S Lewis.
Click on the word Narnia above this writing
to take a look at how our classroom looks now.
Our theme in Crocodiles this term is
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
and our key philosophical question is
“Is imagination more important than knowledge?”
As part of this work we have read the book by C S Lewis, listened to an audio play and watched the film. In literacy we also looked at play-scripts and wrote our own. After half term we went on a visit to the Theatre Royal in Norwich and had a back stage tour to find out what is involved in putting on a full scale performance. later this half term we will go on to create our own animations or shadow puppet plays.