Sports Day!

Today Year 3&4 took part in Sports Day! There were a series of events including:

  • Archery
  • Wellie throwing
  • Speed bounce
  • Hoopla
  • Bean bag throwing
  • Tag games
  • Tug of war
  • Races (sack, bounce hoppers, sprints)

The children showed passion and determination to give every activity a go and encourage one another, and their resilience was inspirational. This was a PROUD moment for the children and all of the adults, who can see what fantastic, encouraging sportsman’s they all are!

Check out the collection of photos below!

 

“My proudest achievement was when I fell down, I got back up and carried on..” Mia

“I can’t exactly pick my favourite part of the day, it was just the whole morning!” Ella

“Thank you Miss Lindsay for organising a fantastic day of events!” Jess

What was your favourite part of today? Comment below!

Cultural Day in Cedar

For Cultural Day in Cedar, the children travelled all the way to Ghana. Here the children learnt about Mr Lincoln & Miss B’s experience in Ghana and how their life is very different… the children were very surprised about the differences in their education & water facilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then, we explored traditional Ghanaian drumming and dancing which Miss B learnt in Ghana and the children all got to have a go at playing to the beat of the music AND dancing at the same time. We found this very exhausting in the 26 degree heat, and soon realised that in Ghana it would have been much hotter.

As you can see… this was VERY fast!

 

Then, we explored traditional Ghanaian drumming and dancing which Miss B learnt in Ghana and the children all got to have a go at playing to the beat of the music AND dancing at the same time. We found this very exhausting in the 26 degree heat, and soon realised that in Ghana it would have been much hotter.

 

Would you like to visit Ghana? What was your favourite part about today?

Tell me below!

Cultural Day in Chestnut

Yesterday we celebrated Cultural Day and Yr 3/4 travelled to Mexico where they learnt about traditional Mexican music and the celebration of the ‘Pinata’. The children even made their own Pinatas which were filled with goodies

Look at all of the different cultures in Chestnut!

 

What did you learn about Mexico?

Miss Smith

Helping those in need

Today, during our in class reflection, we watched ‘Newsround’ and it explained the long lasting, horrific, tragic London Tower fire that happened yesterday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/38949047

During our discussions, we felt that this is such an unfortunate event, that many of us would like to help those in need. Because of this, we have decided that tonight we are going to look at home for any old clothes that we no longer need and place them in a bag. Miss B & Miss Spragge will then take this to a local collection in Chelmsford and this can be given to the victims who have lost their homes and possessions.

In case you are wondering what you could bring to donate if you would like to:

  • Clothes (tops, trousers, underwear, socks, PJs)
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Towels
  • Bed linen
  • Blankets
  • Shoes
  • Toiletries (toilet rolls, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gel, baby wipes, nappies, shampoo etc)
  • Food (tins, pasta)

(Remember to check with an adult before hand, and only give if it is no longer wanted/ needed)

Written by Year 4

Groovy Greek Day!

Today we have travelled back in time to the 776BC- When the Ancient Greek’s began!

We have taken part in many different activities including:

  • Food tasting
  • Designing a Greek theatre mask
  • Making a Greek theatre mask using Papier Mache
  • Ancient Greek myths
  • Olympic sporting rehearsals

With the food tasting, we sampled many different Ancient Greek foods including: Hummus, Tzatziki, Taramasalata, Yoghurt & chickpeas, pita bread, olives, feta cigarillos, halloumi, mousaka and  baklava. We even decided to drink Elderflower & Apple flavoured water as we know the Greek’s typically drank wine.

The foods were definitely a range of different flavours, some spicy and others packed with garlic.Here are some pictures of us sampling the different foods….

Check out some of our pupils opinions about this food!

“I really liked the pita bread because it was yum!” Robbie

“I loved the yoghurt dip because it was sour.” Jamie

“My baklava had syrup on it so that mixed with the nuts was really tasty…” Emily

 

 

 

We also got to explore Greek theatre, and designed our very own Greek mask which shows one emotion. We then used Papier mache to thicken our masks (all on top of a balloon). We still need some more time to finish these as the drying takes a LONG time.

As the weather is so lovely outside, we went and sat in the shade and listened to different Greek Myths- all read by different children who volunteered. It was lovely to listen to the children and see the respect from the other children.

Then, we finished the day off with a fantastic practice of the skill ‘running’ which was commonly performed during the Olympics! We had a go at this and even had a competition between house teams!

It has been a very busy day today but we have had lots of fun! Have you had a good day today? What was your favourite part?

Tell us below

Miss B & Miss Smith

Wonderful Writing

This half term, we have been writing a non-chronological report, about the Ancient Greeks!

Here is a collection of work from across the lessons…

The Great Ancient Greeks

Did you know the Greek’s started in 776BC? However, they got invaded in 146BC by the Roman Empire. Fascinatingly, the Greek Empire was the most powerful between 200BC and 146B! Also, the Greek’s used chariots in battle in a Coliseum while they used their weapons!

Thomas West

Amazing clothes:

Firstly, the women wore light, loose clothing as the weather was mostly hot through the year. Surprisingly, the men wore chitons down to their knees because they have to work in the burning hot weather. They have a belief that they can’t show their body as people could look at them in the wrong way so they wanted to be modest.

Jess Webb

Yummy food and drink:

Interestingly, the Ancient Greeks grew lots of fruit and veg: olives, grapes, figs, wheat, bread, beans and they also kept goats for milk and cheese, Usually, the Ancient Greeks grew loads of tasty grapes and olives. Occasionally, in the summer months they ate plenty of dried fruit.

Emily Martin

Wonderful Workers:

Surprisingly, tere were a range of jobs and they include: farming, teaching, soldiers, government workers and craftsman’s. Did you know farming was the most popular job for men because it was the most known job by men? Can you believe that the women had to look after the house? E.g. cooking, cleaning, and making clothes.

Faye Tinsley

FUN FACTS:

Did you know the first Olympic games were held in 776BC in the Greek City Olympia?

CAN YOU BELIEVE the words tragedy and comedy come from the language of the Greek’s? (Surprising right?)

Surprisingly, children played with balls made of tied up rags or bags of pigs bladder… (DISGUSTING)

Unbelievable, Greek’s believed in 12 Gods.

Like today, Ancient Greeks loved sports! They were very sporty.

Katrina Jones

Can you identify the different features the children have used in their writing? Comment below

Perfect Projects!

WOW Cedar! Our class has turned into an exhibition giving an insight into everything we have learnt in Spring 2 about Islam!

Fantastic effort from you all and thank you to the parents/carers for supporting the children with their learning!

I am SO excited to share these as a class and see how many dojos are in store for you all…

Miss B

 


Converting the time from 12 to 24 hours!

Thank you Haniya and Smitha for your catchy song to remember when telling the time!

Follow this link for the backing track…

Image result for 24 hour clock

When you look at an analogue clock, it only goes up to 12!

This can be converted to a 24 hour clock…

From 13-24, this is pm…

But from 1-12… this is am…

Most 24 hour clocks, are digital but check your watch!

Cedar’s Muddy Adventures

WOW!

What a fun filled half term we have had taking part in Muddy Adventures! It has been a wonderful experience which has seen the children develop the following skills:

  • Confidence
  • Working and playing nicely
  • Creatively developing ideas
  • Thinking outside of the box
  • Team building
  • Self Awareness
  • Empathy to others
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Independence
  • Bravery- overcoming fears e.g. heights
  • A POSITIVE mental attitude
  • Developing self- esteem

   

None of this would be possible without the fantastic enthusiasm and delivery from Miss Lindsay! On behalf of Cedar class, THANK YOU!

Enjoy the pictures of our journey this term!

Can you comment what skill you feel you have developed since taking part in Muddy Adventures?

Miss Baghurst

Tyre Park Fun

At Lawford Mead, we celebrate success! Each week a class is awarded for… the highest attendance %, lowest number of lates! In Cedar and Chestnut, we have a reading reward! If we reach more than 100 readers as a class each week, we get 15 minutes extra play. You may be wondering what we do in this time… have a look below!

Since having the tyre park, we have thrived to achieve and this has increased our motivation to ensure we have the highest attendance, zero lates AND reading every single day each week so that we can have full use tyre park all to ourselves!

Keep up the hard work Year 4!