Our group of children at Hooke Court are still having the most amazing time! They have been cooking, creating boats, dancing around the camp fire, preparing for battle and writing in Greek!
90 Year 4 children woke up this morning bright eyed after a brilliant first night of their residential trip. Today, the children have had a fun packed and educational day that included taking part in a Greek battle! Luckily, the battle ended with smiles on everyone’s faces and the children thrilled that they had experienced the excitement of battle.
The children have also enjoyed getting their hands dirty whilst making a Greek goblet. We have some keen potters in the year group!
Today, they have also learned about the Greek alphabet and tried to write their own names in Greek. It took a lot of concentration to use a quill and ink pot.
It is lovely to see them all having such an amazing time and we will share any more photos that we get from the staff with you all tomorrow.
Although our Sports Day this year is very different to what we had planned and hoped for, the children have thoroughly enjoyed competing in houses to earn house points and potentially the highly regarded House Cup.
A range of events were set up in the playground for the children to apply the different skills that they have learned throughout the year in P.E lessons.
All children participated showing respect and sportsmanship to one another. Well done to everyone for your enthusiasm and encouragement towards each other.
Keep an eye out on the blog as we will be posting all the results here.
Year 4 had a wonderful Wow day immersing themselves in learning about their new topic, Tremors. The children created their own volcanoes using clay. Professor Southgate taught the children how to mix substances to create lava and there were many squeals of delight as the lava rose and poured over the sides of the volcano. The children also created explosive volcano paintings in the style of Nick Rowland. They learned how to use different techniques and colours to create the dramatic effect. What a fantastic Wow day!
Mrs Simmons here! We are having problems letting you post pictures in the comments. If you email them to the school email – email@example.com I will create a blog post with them all in. I hope you are all keeping safe. We miss you, but hope to see you all as soon as we can.
In Year 4, we are busy designing our own Viking long ships at home. We are paying close attention to the stern, the prow, the sail and the oars. When we have finished our work, we are going to post photos of it here so we can see what all our friends have been doing too.
I wonder what feedback we can give each other? Something we have done well? An area for improvement? The Year 4 teachers can’t wait to see what your Viking Long ships all look like!
Today the children have taken part in a range of sporting activities to raise money for Sports Relief 2020. The money will support people living incredibly tough lives in the UK and around the world. Year 6 Sports Ambassadors, Mrs Welch and Mr Stroud organised a carousel of sports activities ranging from the traditional egg and spoon race to hockey. The children thoroughly enjoyed there sessions and showed great sportsmanship.
Year 4 had an incredible Wow day on Friday for their Potions topic. They experimented with a range of different materials to create bath bombs and slime. They also had the opportunity to see what happened when you add dry ice to water. An interesting and enjoyable day was had by all (especially our resident Science Whizz, Mrs Southgate!).