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We have had lots of exciting events taking place this week. On Thursday for Anti Bullying Week, we all wore odd socks to school to represent being proud of who you are and be accepting of one another. Then on Friday, we had an afternoon full of activities for Children in Need. Not only did we all arrive at school wearing our pyjamas but we held a Bring and Buy sale in Year 4 and held 4A's Got Talent, with lots of funny and interesting acts. Thank you to everyone for your support and donations :)
After a lovely weeks rest we have been back to working hard this week. In Art, Mrs Jina helped us to make our own Diva lamps for Diwali. We used clay to shape our designs and painted them before placing the tealight in the centre .
This week marks the last of our Ancient Egypt topic. We finished by focusing on each of the Ancient Egyptian gods and used the iPads to research their key traits and characteristics. We then looked in more detail at Anubis who watched over the dead. It was very interesting learning about the Book of the Dead and the adventures that awaited the Egyptians in the after life.
This week we have completed our first English topic based around Fables. The children have shown fantastic creativity and imagination when writing their own fables this week We even had a fable based on a Springbok!!! Which is your favourite fable and how would change it?
This week we came together as a school to celebrate Harvest Festival. I would like to begin by saying a huge thank you to everyone who donated something to our 4A hamper. Each year group participated in the celebration by either performing a poem or singing a song. We worked alongside 4R to perform our own song created by the pupils themselves. Please find the lyrics below if you would like to sing at home :)
We have continued to learn more about the way in which Ancient Egyptians used to live. We looked at the video below to learn about the typical day of an Ancient Egyptian child and used this and our own research to create a diary entry as part of our cross curricular writing.
This week we had a visitor from the NSPCC come to talk to us in our assembly. They discussed what the charity is and does and discussed ways in which could support them. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be taking part in a sponsored challenge. 4A have decided to carry out a dance tournament in our session. Look out for our sponser forms which will be coming home shortly and we would appreciate any donations no matter how big or small.
This week we took part in our first Strings lesson. We were introduced to each of the instruments and learnt what each string is called and how to pluck them. In a couple of weeks we will be allowed to take our instruments home. Watch this space!
What an exciting first week we have had! On Thursday, we started to look at our new topic Temples, Tombs and Treasures. We took part in a carousel of activities including, an archaeological dig for Ancient Egyptian treasures and we even turned Miss Allen's cupboard into an ancient tomb, complete with a life size mummy. All of this has really sparked our interest and we can't wait to find out more!
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