Autumn 1 2018 – Viking Day

Vikings visited Years 3 and 4 this week as a hook for our new topic ‘Vicious Vikings or Clever Traders’. We found out lots of things including: where Vikings came from, where they travelled to, why they liked to invade countries and what life as a Viking was like. We listened to a traditional Viking Saga with some children acting out and making sound effects. They also brought in actual weapons that we could hold such as knives, spears and axes. Finally, we recreated a battle scene using shields and beanbags. The children loved the experience and are excited to learn even more over the coming weeks. We would like to thank the PTA for funding such an amazing experience for the children.

 

Year 4  Bread Making with Warburtons
We had great fun making bread with the bakers from Warburtons today! We tasted some different types of bread, then kneaded some dough to make our own bread rolls. Our classroom smells delicious and we can’t wait for the taste test of our own bread. Yummy!

Our fantastic displays!
Our fantastic classroom displays showing just some of the work so far. A great start to the new school year!

 

PSHE
Year 3/4 made carrot cars as part of their PHSE lesson.

Buckden Residential 2017
We all had an amazing time at Buckden this year. The children were a brilliant team which made the whole visit great fun, even when we had work or walking to do! We had lots of positive comments from the Buckden staff and local residents about our children’s behaviour and manners – well done parents! Many thanks to all the adults who came with us – it wouldn’t be possible without them volunteering. We hope you enjoy this selection of photos from our visit – lots of smiles… and a few sheep!

Y4 Buckden Residential 2017
We can’t wait for the Y4 residential (19th to 21st April). Many thanks if you came to the meeting on Monday 13th March, but those of you who couldn’t attend should receive a print-out of the slide show. Just call in if you have any extra questions! Thanks for all the completed forms – please return any remaining forms quickly – reminders will be in planners. Here’s another copy of the kit list too, but remember to also bring your bears and other fluffy creatures for extra bedtime cuddles – bears are always welcome at Buckden!

Enrichment activity

Year 3/4 made some delicious pizzas. Children also designed these fantastic pizza boxes.

International Fortnight: India class 3/4
Namaste! We have had an amazing time in India during the last two weeks. We’ve cooked curry, done map work, written weather forecast scripts and tourist guides, drawn mehndi patterns, learned about the religions, flag, languages, Bollywood dance moves… I’m sure you’ve heard all about our fun learning already! After our world tour today we are exhausted, but we’ve loved the experience. Where will we travel next time?

Viking Day (Monday 9th January)
Sigwulf, Arnleif and Frothar came to visit and help us learn about their lives as Vikings. We had an amazing day with lots of us dressing up in Viking costumes. We learned about language, clothing, travel/trade & artefacts, weapons & warfare and even acted out a Norse saga. Brilliant!

Community project Enrichment 
We have been improving our community garden area at the front of school. We have learned how to do the weeding, dig the soil in the flower beds and plant new seeds. Even when it rained we remembered our community spirit and went to help the Reception class children with their learning!

Papier mache pencil pots Enrichment 
Designing and making desk tidies using up-cycling skills! This has already got us thinking about Y3 and 4’s class topic for next half term: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Pneumatics Enrichment group 
We used air movement (pneumatics) to create moving parts in our Design Technology models.

Pizza making Enrichment group 
We designed and made our own scrumptious pizzas to take home in our fabulous pizza boxes. We can’t wait to cook and taste them!