This term, 4RS pupils have visited the Georgian House as part of their study on the Bristol in the Georgian era. They listened to a short talk about Georgian merchant, John Pinney, who lived there in the 1700s and was involved in the slave trader. Afterwards the children visited the different rooms of the house and to see how wealthy Georgians would have lived.
A In the afternoon, the children participated in an art workshop at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. After discussing how different pieces of artwork were created, they used their new knowledge to critique works of art in the gallery. It was a lovely day and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We even had time to look at the museum’s Egyptian exhibits too. Please have a look at the pictures from the visit.
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, ‘Give Peas a Chance!’ by Maurice Gleitzman. During literacy lessons, we have been using ‘The Story of Tutankhamun’ by Patricia Cleveland-Peck as the focus for our writing this term. Finally, ‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl has 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.
4RS has had an excellent start to the year. The children produced some fantastic projects about the Egyptians over the summer holiday and they have talked about them with much pride to the rest of the class. I would like to thank the children for their hard work – and also parents too for their help and support. The projects were greatly appreciated.
The children started the year with an archaeological dig! They enjoyed discovering a range of Egyptian artefacts and suggesting what they would be used for, before using iPads to research them. You can see some pictures here.
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 a few photos of us carrying out the experiment.