Children in 4RS had a fantastic afternoon with specialist coaches from the Gloucestershire Cricket Board in March. They practised their throwing and catching skills first and then put their batting and fielding skills to the test with an adapted game of cricket. The children thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon and everyone took part enthusiastically.
In term 2 we have been learning about the Egyptians. Using ‘The Story of the Tutankhamun’ by Patricia Cleveland-Peck as the basis of our work, we wrote non-chronological reports about Egypt and newspaper reports about the discovery of Tutankhamun’s sarcophagus. As part of our work on the Egyptians, we have been learning all about the process of mummification. Once we understood the process, we tested it out ourselves…… on tomatoes! As well as learning about this gruesome part of history, the activity also allowed us to practise our observation skills in science and we used our literacy skills to write some fantastic instructions afterwards. Here are some photos of us carrying out the experiment.
These are just some of the books we have been reading this term as we try to foster a love of reading among the class. The children are currently enjoying our humorous class book, ‘Fizzlebert Stump - The Boy Who Ran Away from the Circus (and Joined the Library)’. We chose ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’ as the focus for our writing this term. Finally, two books by Angela McAllister – Leon and the Place Between and Winter’s Child have given the children new reading skills such as asking questions to deepen their understanding of a text. Finally, everyone in class has chosen a reading book from the reading corner and our daily reading session is now a favourite part of the day.