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A dance workshop launched Sports Week for Year 3 on Monday.

We were very lucky today to have our very own Mr Parkes bring Romans to life for us.  Mr Parkes works in the Verulamium Museum and asked us all whether we could actually become Historians for the afternoon and work out the stories about life in Roman Times from the artefacts that he bought.  The children were thoroughly engaged.  From the photos, can you spot when Lennon is sold as a slave to Chloe?!

Thank you Mr Parkes.

Roman Artefacts with Mr Parkes

On Break the Rules Day, before we broke up for half-term, there were some very cheeky children eating ice-creams in the playground!wink

History brought to life.  The Celts are in Britain...…. but not for long!  The Romans have arrived.  Do the Romans think that the Celts are a bunch of savages and need to be taken over and ruled?  Maybe.  According to Roman sources, Celts were an intimidating bunch.   We can't see what they looked like in battle, but watching the New Zealand Haka gave us some ideas about intimidation!  This is what some of us came up with.


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Thought you might like to see some of the lovely tarts that were baked before Easter!  Hope they tasted as delicious as they look!

Great fun was had yesterday afternoon as we all had a chance to engage in an African drumming workshop.  Enjoy the photos.

African Drumming

Just wanted to share these photos of Onyx Class discussing the nature of different rock formations using starburst!  Can your child tell you what a sedimentary rock is?  What about metamorphic?  igneous?  We had great fun!


Rock formations with starburst!

Onyx class hard at work making their own seismometers.  We'll be okay now if an earthquake is on it's way!
Children concentrating hard to send emails on Purple Mash!

A warm welcome back to the second half of the Autumn Term.  It was lovely to contact parents through zoom before we broke up and I hope that families feel well informed and  up to date about their child's progress.  We are very proud of the progress children have made in our Phase in such a short amount of time.  Onwards and upwards!


We also finished the half-term with a lovely cross country run.  The sun shone.  The faces smiled... I hope the photos say it all.   A huge well done to all those who took part and congratulations to our winners.

Cross Country Run

Welcome to the Years 3 and 4 Blog!  We have enjoyed some lovely weather in our first 2 weeks back at school so have tried as much as possible to engage in outdoor learning.  As you know we have been studying volcanos.  Attached are some photos of our sizzling starter.  The idea, was to create an eruption.  Did we create effusive or explosive eruptions?  Ask your child!  We certainly laughed alot.

We also enjoyed making the layers of the earth using plasticine.  Ask your child whether they can name the 4 layers in order.  Can they tell you anything about the layers of the earth?  Some photos attached.

Lastly, we enjoyed a beautiful walk to Gobions.  We collected some examples of natural beauty and later took to drawing them.  These will be published in the next edition of the blog.


We have certainly enjoyed the first 2 weeks, teaching and getting to know your children.  We hope they have to.  We would like to congratulate the children on their first long piece of writing, which was an explanation on how earthquakes happen.  They all worked hard.


Next week we are starting a new Literacy genre for horror/spooky settings.  If you would like to share any descriptions or ideas on how one might describe a haunted setting (castle/graveyard) then please do.

Onyx Photos - volcano eruptions, layers of the earth and walk to Gobions

Opal Photos