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Trip to Norwich Castle 15.5.18
Badger Class travelled to Norwich Castle on 15thMay to spend a day with the Ancient Egyptians.
Arriving at the Castle, we were taken to the auditorium where we met some costumed characters – two from Ancient Egypt and two from 1920. The Ancient Egyptians were not happy that archeologists in 1920 were taking items from tombs that were to be used in the afterlife. We were asked to think about this whilst we did our activities.
During the course of the day, we looked at real and replica artifacts, learned about mummification, did some drama about life in Ancient Egypt and made a decorative collar.
Before leaving the Castle, we went back to the auditorium and were asked to vote on whether archaeologists were right to take items from tombs. Arguments were made for and against and the audience voted narrowly in favour. Without this happening, we would not know so much about this fascinating civilization.
The Big Sing 3.5.18
On Thursday 3rdMay, 47 pupils from years 1-6 travelled by coach to the Norfolk Showground to take part in ‘The Big Sing’.
Taking part in the Big Sing were 9000 other children from schools in Norfolk. We were all in the show ring where a small stage had been erected. Big screens either side, gave us a good view of the performers.
Special guest stars were Alexandra Burke who sang ‘Hallelujah’, Kirsten Joy from Clean Bandit who sang ‘ Symphony’ and Youtubers, Scott and Emily who sing covers of popular songs. They sang ‘Unpredictable’ by Olly Murrs.
We all sang the songs that we had been practising over the last few months helped by a gospel choir. There were short breaks during the singing when we ate lunch and joined the queues for the toilets.
The experience was amazing. Everyone got involved, singing, dancing and enjoying themselves.
A drone flew around overhead filming the event. We all waved hoping that we would be on the news.
We hope that we can take part again next year!
Anyone for Tennis?
Badgers have been visiting the Sports Centre in Hingham for the last four weeks to be coached in tennis by Sam who is the Head Coach of Hingham Tennis Club. Over the weeks, we learned to hit forehand and backhand, to serve and to play a short game. Sam started each of the sessions with a fun warm up and then taught a skill which we practised on court. The coaching sessions have been great fun.
Trip to Holt Hall 26th March, 2018
On Monday 26th March, Badger Class went to Holt Hall in North Norfolk for a day of river exploring. We visited three different sites of the River Glaven; Bodham Source, Selbrigg Pond and Letheringsett Ford. At each site, we went into the river to measure width, depth, speed of flow and turbidity (how clean the water is). We also used a net to find out which creatures live in the river, identifying them with a key.
It was a fabulous day of fun and teamwork and the sun shone for us all day.
We hope that you enjoyed receiving our Mothers' Day gifts. We certainly enjoyed making them!
Painting with Watercolours
Miss Collins, has been teaching us how to paint with watercolours. We have learned techniques for painting sky, grass, trees, sea and sunsets. Here is a selection of our work.
Rivers and The Water Cycle
We have been learning about how rivers start and the different parts of rivers. Our 3D drawings show a river from source to mouth.
The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
We have really enjoyed our work on the Highwayman. We got very involved in the characters of The Highwayman himself as well as Bess, his true love and Tim the Ostler. We have written The Highwayman's story and created some lovely pictures of the setting at the beginning of the poem using charcoal and ink.
We have great fun playing in the snow over the last few weeks. It has also helped us with our science as we were able to carry out an experiment to see which conditions made for better evaporation of water from our wet socks and gloves. We found out that heat, wind and the surface area of the clothes exposed to the air affected the speed at which our clothes dried!
Wednesday saw the final session of Forest Schools and Badger Class all went out to enjoy marshmallows and hot chocolate around the fire. Badgers have loved their Forest School activities this term. Thanks Miss Kharnum and Mrs Green!
Decorations Workshop 29th November, 2017
Lots of parents of Badger Class members joined us to help us make our Christmas decorations. We made snowflakes using lolly sticks and decorated them with lots of sparkly things! They looked great!
School Trip 28.11.17
Badger Class visited Easton College as part of their work on where our food comes from. We arrived at Easton at 10am and spend the morning walking around the farm with our guides finding out about the animals.
After lunch, we made butter, ground wheat into flour and extracted oil from oil seed rape. We left the farm at 2 o clock, knowing far more about food production than we did four hours earlier!
Badger Class have just finished reading 'The Many Worlds of Albie Bright' by Christopher Edge and we loved it! We held a book party and invited our parents to come and share some activities with us. In class, we have been writing interviews with Albie for a children's magazine and we read some of the questions and answers to our parents. Then we carried out a science experiment and made rainbow water. By adding different amounts of sugar to coloured water, we were able to stack different colours on top of each other.
Finally, over half term, we were given homework to invent a machine that could transport us to a parallel universe. We brought our designs to the party and voted for our favourites. Well done to Georgia, Jazmin, Lucy, Ryan and Ellie whose designs received most votes.
Badger Class have been learning about the artist Paul Klee. We looked in particular at his painting Park near Lu painted in 1938 in which trees and other things in the park were represented by black lines with colour in between representing the foliage. The inspiration was a park near the sanatorium where Klee's wife was cared for.
We used the School grounds as our inspiration to paint our own pictures.
A Week in Badger Class - 21st September, 2017
This week, we have started to plan our Macmillan Coffee Morning which is to be held on 29th September in the school hall between 9.30 and 10.30. Everyone is welcome! We hope to raise as much money for the charity as possible.
We have researched recipes, made a shopping list, sent out invitations and written a letter to parents asking for donations of cakes or ingredients. We are looking forward to baking cup cakes next week.