Years 3 - 6
The children in years 3-6 were treated to a visit from Lotte Moore, an evacuee during World War II. She told the children all about her fascinating life during the war, her evacuation to the countryside at just 4 years old, her family meeting the Churchills and the return of her pilot father. She spoke about being away from her family and then eventually coming back to London to discover she had a new baby sister!
The children listened brilliantly and asked some insightful questions. They also had the opportunity to see original artefacts such as a gas mask, a hip flask complete with bullet hole and an original clothing ration book. They got to see what the actual food ration portions looked like and I think they were quite shocked at how small they were!
We loved having some real 'living history' in school. Thank you to Lotte and her husband for coming in to speak to the children. You can find out more about her life and work at her blog: https://lottemoore.wordpress.com/
As it's assessment week below are a few more pics of last week's International Day. The children of year 1 enjoyed a range of delicious foods from all around the world, the children shared food, stories and songs from their different countries of origin. We all had such a lovely time learning more about each other.
In 3CF, we enjoyed our visit from a local Hindu priest last month so much that we have been learning even more about Diwalli in our RS lessons. We learnt that during Diwalli, Hindus tidy their houses to welcome Lakshmi (the goddess of good fortune) into their homes. Hindus decorate their front doors with rangoli patterns, exchange gifts and make colourful sweets to enjoy with friends and family.
We used our reading skills to read and follow a recipe, used our maths scales to read a scale and measure out the ingredients as well as a lot of teamwork to make sure that everyone got a turn when making coconut squares. We left them to set overnight and ate them the next day to wish everyone a happy Diwalli! Ophelia even rated them a 10/10!
Viking Adventure Day
Last Thursday, Year 4 transformed themselves into Vikings and took part in an interactive adventure day. To begin with, we played Viking games and completed a quest for Viking treasure. After listening to some stories about the Viking Gods, we made our own longboats and in the afternoon we did a craft carousel. Everyone managed to carve runes into clay stones, make shiny viking brooches and design their own shields!
In Science this week, Year 4 have been investigating ways to separate solids from other solids e.g paper clips, pasta and sand, using equipment such as magnets, coarse sieves and fine sieves.
They also learnt how they could separate solids from liquids. A sieve was used if the solid was made of large pieces e.g pasta and water. However, trying to separate solids of small particles from water e.g sand from water, proved more challenging and the children needed to use filter paper and funnels to achieve this.
Hockey at JAGs
On Monday evening 2 teams enjoyed their hockey at the JAGS astro under the lights. It was a mixed bag as one team lost and one team won with Sophie Collier scoring 2 great goals.
Under 9 Netball
All our Year 4 Girls welcomed St James' Prep from West London and enjoyed a wet afternoon of Netball!
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