• We have had a fantastic first day!  Raft building and has been the main activity for one group. All children tried hard and most were brave enough to get in the water after the activity.  The children are now making their beds and getting ready for dinner and the disco.  Here are some photos of the children who did raft building today, those who did the high ropes will be on the photos uploaded to Twitter. 

Fantastic Reading

We have enjoyed beginning to read Fantastic Mr Fox over the past couple of weeks. I was so pleased to see you all so engaged in reading and interested in the text.  Below are sone photos of you in action.  We will continue this text after our visit to the Frontier Centre.  I am all packed and ready to go!  Whilst on our trip I will be uploading photos here regularly so keep your parents up to date with your adventures.

Please remember your lunch in a plastic bag and a waterproof coat.

1 sleep to go!

Mrs Egan

Egyptian Explorers

We had a really exciting day yesterday when we explored the inside of an ‘Egyptian pyramid’  with ‘Howard Carter’.  I have started reading your diary entries about the experience and I am really pleased with the language you have used to describe what you saw and how you felt.  Amazed, curious, magnificent, enchanted, incredible and astonished are all words that I have come across so far.  I am so glad that you enjoyed the afternoon and learnt so much from the activity.  Here are some photos of the explorers in action.

Have a great weekend,

Mr Howard Carter!

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Roman Day

Today you all worked really well in teams, demonstrating good team work stills, listening to one another, taking turns and suggesting a way forward.  In groups you used map skills to follow clues around the school until you found a Dig Site where you were archaeologists and found the remains of pottery beneath the soil in the school grounds, just as real archaeologists find artefacts from historical periods such as Ancient Rome.

IMG_1305 Then you imagined what it would be like to be a Roman Soldier in a battle.  Using the shields and  swords you made you made the formation of The Roman Tortoise. In this formation the soldiers in front and sides interlocked their shields. The soldiers in the back lines placed their shields over their heads to form a protective “shell” over top of the men.  You were great at working as a team to move in this formation and had fun showing off your shields and swords to me, I hope you enjoy the photos!IMG_1308 IMG_1309 IMG_1311 IMG_1312 IMG_1313 IMG_1314 IMG_1315

Next term we will be learning about another historical period, the Ancient Egyptians. Your key skills work for the holiday is to find out some information about this time.  If you would like to, you could record the information you find to share at school in a method you prefer such as a poster, leaflet, power point presentation or get crafty and make a model of something you find out about.  We have not sent home spellings to learn but please practice those that you have been working on and please keep enjoying reading too (please remember to record your reading events in your reading diary, Dojos will be given to those who read at least 3 times a week).

Thank you for another great term.  I hope you have a lovely holiday, whatever you end up doing, have fun, laugh lots and be safe.

Mrs Egan

p.s. Thank you so much for my birthday wishes.