Welcome to a new school year in Squirrels class. Welcome back to the Year 3s and a warm welcome to our new Year 2s.
Squirrels trip to Flag Fen
On Thursday 21st June Squirrels class had a wonderful trip to the Bronze Age site Flag Fen. The weather was beautiful and all the children behaved impeccably. In fact, Kate, who was our tour guide said that we were one of the best schools that she had ever had!
We began with a timeline activity where we looked at various artefacts, trying to identify what period of time it was from, what it was made of and what it was used for. The children were extremely good at this and we had some interesting discussions.
We then became investigative archaeologists by making Stone Age pots from clay, using the techniques and tools of the age. Next was a picnic lunch in front of a Iron Age roundhouse.
After lunch we saw the remains of several Bronze Age boats, found at Must Farm, and tested to see how many of us could get in and row a replica boat. We then saw what was left of a kilometre long bridge that was dug up from the site.
We finished a fabulous day with a story in the roundhouse about a Bronze Age family, magical water maiden, dragons and a magical sword! We then got to touch the actual sword (found underneath the bridge) and made a wish.
We have looked at many myths over the term but one that really caught the children’s imagination is that of The Trojan Horse. So we decided it would be a great idea to make our own Trojan Horses out of cardboard. As you can see the results were great. There was some great problem solving skills involved and some wonderful teamwork. A thoroughly enjoyable couple of lessons!
All things Greek! 20 May
We have had a wonderful term learning about the Ancient Greeks. We started with a dressing-up day where we decorated Greek pots, made Greek theatre masks and sampled some wonderful Greek food.
We have since gone on to learn a great deal about Greek myths and legends – Pandora’s box, Odysseus and the Cyclops, Perseus and Medusa and Jason and the Golden Fleece.
We have learnt about the spread of the Greek empire and the origins of the Olympic games. Look at the photos to see us in action!
Super Skeletons 20 May
In Science this term we have been looking at the human body. In particular we have been looking at the bones of the human skeleton. We had a wonderful lesson making our own skeletons from a selection of bones.
Red Nose Day 15 March
Pirate Films 15 February
This was a project that went of an awful long time but we certainly worth the effort in the end! The children all wrote their own plays – The 3 Little Pirates, their own versions of the classic tale of the 3 Little Pigs. Once finished, we chose 4 and got into groups to film them and make an i-movie. The finished results were truly amazing!
Welcome back to a new year in Squirrels class. This term we are studying Towers, Tunnels and Turrets. For our first day back we learned about castle live and in particular Knights and we designed and made our own shields. We learned what each heraldic symbol and colour meant before deciding which to include in our shields.
As part of our topic we learnt about Motte and Bailey castles and got into groups to design and built our own castle which needed to include the following:
We have has a lot of fun making them!
The Flying Scotsman 11 January
The children from Bythams Primary school were very lucky today to see the Flying Scotsman steam past. The iconic steam locomotive was making a special journey from London’s King Cross to York as a tribute to the man who rescued it from the USA.
The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience, especially waving to all of the passing trains.
A wonderful Christmas Production
Once again children at Bythams school have excelled themselves and performed an outstanding Christmas production with energy and enthusiasm. This year children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 performed the musical Magical Christmas Journey. The story centred around four children getting ready for Christmas. They choose a tree but cannot find a star to fit! A magical star then leads them, and a few pick-ups along the way to the place where Jesus is born. It was a wonderful mix of the modern with the traditional Christmas story.
Four Year 2 children, Jack, Elodie, Tess and Lucy confidently performed (doing extremely well to learn all their lines!) ably helped by main star Lydia. There was some truly marvellous singing and even some tango dancing sheep! There was also some beautifully dancing stars.
As usual the costumes looked amazing – we actually invested in some new tree costumes! When the main tree was decorated and the lights turned on there was a collective gasp from the audience! Well done Mrs Foster!
Finally we had some wonderful refreshments provided by FOBs, drinks, cakes and even some sweets for the children. All in all a wonderful two performances for which the children should be so proud.
We have got a very exciting start to our year with the wonderful topic Land Ahoy. This topic is all about pirates, navigation and the world.
To start the term we have fun day. We played two group games of Battleships, half of the year groups against the others, the year three game was extremely close, coming down to the final go to determine who won!
We the made up some pirate sentences, using pirate nouns that they chose from the pile. They did this in 4 groups. I then determined whether the sentence was worth 1, 2 or 3 points. The group with the most points won.
We finished the day with some pirate colouring in Maths, with addition sums ranging from 20 to 100!
I must say a warm welcome for Mrs Issett, who is now working in our class, and a welcome back to Mrs Blewett!
We are all looking forward to a fun and exciting term.