We were lucky enough to have Keir Starley, an England hockey goalkeeping coach and Oscar's uncle, come into school and run a hockey training session with the class. We picked up lots of tips and even got to see all of his medals! Thanks to him for giving up his time.
Oceania landmark pencil art
The class have produced some outstanding pencil drawings of landmarks from the continent of Oceania. We focused on using a range of different pencil types to create depth, texture and shading.
Science Day - Skeletal System
On Science day, we looked at the skeletal system. We had a go at labelling some of our key bones and then drawing our own skeletons and labelling them. The challenge was then set to design and create something that will protect a chocolate teacake from breaking when we dropped it from a set height - there were some very creative ideas.
Tinga Tinga Art
We have been looking at balance and control in gymnastics. Particularly, how we mount and dismount equipment.
Class Trip - Maidstone Museum
We had a jam-packed and wonderful day at Maidstone Museum on our class trip. Having two hands-on and practical workshops in the morning was ideal. Firstly, we handled a range of ancient Greek artefacts and replicas and we had to decide what the theme of the items were. We then had the chance to make their own clay theatre masks and oil lamps which were marvellous. The class showed great focus and attention whilst completing the task. The afternoon session gave us the chance to explore the museum and complete the i-pad trail. This was met with opportunities to dress up in fashion through time which was enjoyed by many!
Ancient Greek Vases
Ancient Greek Olympics
We had a go at staging our own mini version of the ancient Greek Olympics and competed against each other in five events; sprinting, shot putt, long jump, javelin and long distance. The winning girls and boys from each event were crowned champions - literally, receiving an olive branch wreath.
Science - Separating mixtures
Names in Greek
We learnt about the Greek alphabet and had a go at writing our names using it!
In topic this week, we have looked at the importance of temples to the Greeks and why they built them. We learnt that the built them as homes for their gods or goddesses and that they had a statue of that god in the temple. They were often made from stone or marble and had either Doric or Ionic columns. We then had a go at making our own.