Week 8: What a half term it has been for Class 4! To finish off out first term together, Class 4 helped to plan, organize and deliver skill based activities for Class 1 and Class 2 at lunchtime. We linked this to our new RE topic: Life Choices and how God gives us all a vocation if it is done in love for others.
This week, Class 4 hosted our Welcome Mass with Father Martin. I think all the staff and parents at St Michael's would agree they performed brilliantly and did our school, and myself, proud.
Apologies for the lack of photos. Mr Tasker was so stressed about operating the Powerpoint presentation during the mass, that he completely forgot to take them!
Our helmets are forged and our shields are made. It is time to march south to Hastings and protect our country! Class 4 created a reenactment of how the Saxon army may have marched to Hastings from York. We then used this drama to create some descriptive phrases that could be brought into our diary writing.
Warning! Please turn the sound down before you the play the video, as King Harold got a little bit shouty...
Week 5: After creating a design based on traditional Anglo-Saxon designs from 1066, Class 4 then created a full scale replica, ready for their march from York to Hastings to face those Norman scoundrels. I think we can agree that they look superb!
Week 4: Our classroom has turned into an armory! Watch as we Saxons make our shields, swords and helmets before we do battle with that notorious William, Duke of Normandy!
Week 3: The King is dead! Long live the King! But who should it be? Class 4 completed their job applications to become the next King Of England! They used Point, Evidence and Explain to support their claim as one of the 4 claimants. We used persuasive features such as clusters of 3, persuasive openers and personal pronouns! Take a look
Week 2: This week, Class 4 have been introduced to the Bayeux Tapestry, a 70 meter, embroidered piece of fabric depicting the events of 1066 and the Norman invasion. We looked at a section of the tapestry and then each child was give a small section to copy. We will then put it together as one big jigsaw piece!
Week 1: Class 4 began their new RE topic all about family. In order to explore to topic ahead, we focused on ourselves and discovered the talents and qualities we have as a class. It was a great way to get to know each other in the first week of school!