We were lucky enough to have another go at archery today when Premier came to visit. We learnt to improve our aim with more of us hitting the target and then played some Robin Hood games earning treasure for the team. Once we had earned some treasure, we could steal treasure from other teams!
We started our new topic today with a plethora of activities. Firstly, we had to crack codes and riddles to earn pieces to complete a puzzle.
We used photos of our faces and added them to character outlines to make ourselves in to Robin Hood or Maid Marion. We had to use colour and collage to finish the clothing.
In the afternoon, we tried archery, stick fighting and vortexing to steal gold, bread or catch the Sheriff of Nottingham.
We also began reading the story of Robin Hood and the Silver Arrow throughout the day.
We all came in to school today to face a terrible scene. Part of our classroom was destroyed and our star reporter prize had been taken. There were several clues left behind that lead us to believe that a naughty elf has been up to no good. We are writing reports to give to Santa to let him know what has happened. Hopefully there will be no more incidents before Christmas.
Class 7 had a wonderful morning making Christmas paper lanterns. We had an artist from OYAP to show us how to make the lanterns from willow, tissue paper, masking tape and lots of glue. We worked brilliantly in pairs to create our Christmas lanterns.
We used clay skills to create our own Egyptian amulets. We then painted them in beautiful colours to look like gold, silver and jewels.
We had a great time with our visit from the Egyptian workshop. We tried writing our names in hieroglyphics using reeds and ink, found out how they moved heavy stones, tried our hands at mummifying each other and handled artefacts.
We have been using our knowledge of the different types of teeth to work out which skull belonged to which animal. We have also used our knowledge about teeth to identify if animals are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores. We also watched some interesting film clips of animals catching prey and eating.
We learnt about how the Egyptians preserved the organs ,that they thought were important, in canopic jars. We made our own with the god’s heads and the organ they protected.