Year 3 – Roman Day

ROMAN DAY – Play-in-a-Day

Year 3 had a fantastic Roman Day on Tuesday to begin their Roman topic.

Ben from the Treehouse Theatre was fantastic in giving the children a top class performance with oodles of Roman history in a whistle-stop play.  He provided props and costumes for the children to perform their part in the play.  From elephants to Emperors and Gladiators, they each had a part to perform in the Roman performance.

Apparently, this was the best day ever!

Year 5 Creation Stories

Year 5 have been thinking about the meaning of Creation.

We started by agreeing that creation meant making a new thing out of a raw material – like a car out of metal or a den out of branches and leaves.

With very little input and only a piece of A4 plain paper, we then had a go at investigating ourselves.

There were some similarities but many more differences.

Our next step was to understand the how Creation is explained in religions around the world and to

Find out if there were any common themes or ideas.



Year 5 Blast Off!

On Wednesday, we opened our minds and widened our eyes as the universe unfolded above us in a pop-up planetarium.  One class at a time, we looked up at the wonders of space.  This was no simulation: these images were the real thing.  Every crater we saw on Mars or on the moon is actually there, photographed and documented.

We may not all want to do it for real, but no doubt there are budding engineers and scientists ready to contribute in some way to this exciting frontier area.

Thank you to Neil, who set everything up and let us handle space rock.  He also made us proud to live in a part of the UK where components for space craft are built and developed.

Year 3 Spelling

Who am I?

Question: ‘You are a type of weather which falls from the sky. Your friend is what the queen does.’

Answer: rain and reign.

This was a snippet from conversations heard in Year 3 when we played Homophone Who Am I?. What a fun way to learn our spelling word meanings!

Year 5 Science – Speed Dating

Year 5 have been speed dating this week…speed dating each of the planets!

After five minutes of becoming an expert on their specialist planet, it was then a matter of speed to find out as much information about each of the other planets in a three minute date.

We think eight dates in an afternoon was really quite tiring, not to mention the fact we were also expected to make a fact file on everything we had found out – what a busy afternoon of science!