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This week we talked about Remembrance Day and why it’s so important. For our PSHCE lesson, we had a discussion about the importance of commemorating those who have sacrificed for others and decorated our own poppies. Some children wanted to take them home to have a daily reminder whilst some of them were put on our classroom display!

We will be observing a 2 minutes’ silence at 11am on Friday the 11th.

Remembrance Day

This week we talked about Remembrance Day and why it’s so important. For our PSHCE lesson, we had a discussion about the importance of commemorating those who have sacrificed for others and decorated our own poppies. Some children wanted to take them home to have a daily reminder whilst some of them were put on our classroom display!

We will be observing a 2 minutes’ silence at 11am on Friday the 11th.

Non chronological reports

This week, we have been exploring and learning about language features in a non chronological report. As a class, we designed story maps about the magnificent Anglo Saxon artefacts, discovered at Sutton Hoo by Basil Brown. Here is a wonderful example of our story maps by Nevaeh!

All Saints’ Day

All Saints’ Day is the 1st of November, and in our R.E lesson today we looked at three famous saints: Saint Valentine, Saint Nicholas and Saint John the Baptist. We created our own drama pieces to detail the life of these three saints…

Month of the Rosary

Year 4 visited Mary’s Garden to mark the Holy Month of the Rosary. We took along with us our brand new rosary beads and together prayed a decade of the rosary. We also thought about what current world events we could pray for going forward into autumn.


Autumn 2- Homework

AT2 Question- to be completed on the RE Blog the first and last week of term

Why is celebrating the birth of Jesus important?

RE Homework Project

Create your own Nativity scene based on Matthew’s version of the Nativity Story. You can design this in the art form of your choice, for example 2d or 3d.

This needs to be handed in by Tuesday, 8th November at the latest.

Art

This week for art, we practiced weaving using wool and cardboard. It was a bit tricky at first but eventually we got the hang of it and became experts 🙂

Exploring anti-bullying!

This week, we watched a video discussing what bullying is? We linked this to feelings and recorded how we would feel if we were bullied. Some of us had ideas on how we can prevent bullying if we see it at school. Others highlighted on ways to feel more confident and to ‘love yourself’ even if people are ‘bad’. However, we all agreed we must ‘tell an adult’ or a friend so they can help us and stop bullies from hurting others.

Book Fair!

We had a lovely end to the first half term by choosing two FREE books from the book fair! We were so excited to choose from all the wonderful books and had some peaceful reading time on our Friday afternoon 🙂

Have a lovely half term break!

Why did the Anglo Saxons invade England?

This week, we thought about why the Anglo-Saxons invaded England. In groups, the children were given different pictures and had to come up with different potential reasons for them leaving their homelands across the water. After we had discussed possible reasons, the children decided which reasons were likely and which were unlikely (and which they would need to research.) We talked about ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors in terms of why different people leave their countries to go in search of new places to live.

Year 3 and 4 phase liturgy – International Day of Peace

Today is International Day of Peace, and this was the theme for our liturgy this afternoon. Miss Hutchings spoke about the importance of peace in a world where some people struggle to live lives free of conflict and struggle. We thought about Jesus as peacemaker and role model and what we can do in our daily lives to help create peace around us.

Here were some of the prayers that were shared:

Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no feet but yours.
Yours are the eyes –
through which his love looks out to the world.
Yours are the feet –
with which he goes about doing good.
Yours are the hands –
with which he blesses people now.
– Saint Teresa of Avila

God of peace,
We pray for peace around the world.
Where there is hatred, sow seeds of calm.
Where there is destruction, help us to rebuild.
Where children are crying, bring an end to tears.
Shelter your peoples and protect them.
Guide them and keep them from harm.
Amen.