We had a wonderful morning at the Martlesham Heath Aviation Museum, where we spent our time with amazing volunteers who showed us around the Radio Tower and Museum and spoke to us about their experiences of World War 2. We were also lucky to have a 'bunker experience', where we experienced what life would have been like during an air raid as it even included sound effects making it feel very realistic! A small sample of photos from the visit have been saved below for you to enjoy. The museum is run on a voluntary basis and well worth a visit. It is usually open from April to September and we were very lucky that they opened especially for us today. More information can be found at this website: www.mhas.org.uk/index.html.
Firstly apologies for not blogging last week. I had been so busy at school that I took my laptop home over the weekend with the intention of updating the blog, but I had some technical problems with my computer that took a few days to fix.
Today has been a great success and thank you so much to all of the adults that came into class to help prepare our crafts for the Christmas Fayre in a couple of weeks time. The children made some high quality gifts that we are all very proud of and hope will sell well and make the class a lot of profit. As a class we have discussed how much it costs to produce the gifts and so how much we will need to charge to cover our costs and make a profit. To that end 4S have decided to charge £1 for the Christmas tree decorations, £2 for the majority of the tea light holders and £1.50 for the few small tea light holders. We are also planning to make Christmas wrapping paper, Hot Chocolate Stirrers and possibly one other novelty gift, but you'll have to visit our stool to find out more! Obviously if you would like to purchase the gift that your child has made, you are welcome to bring money into school at any time and then this can be brought home by your child. With such excitement it is easy for children to become rather excitable, but I thought the behaviour and commitment to their tasks today was exceptional, so well done everyone!
I have attached some photos of the morning's fun which clearly illustrates how successful it was.
It has been a very busy week! Firstly I would like to introduce 2 new children who have joined the class this week; Viana and Alesia have made a great start in 4S and they have been warmly welcomed by the rest of the class. I am sure they will prove to be great additions to the year group.
Next week we will be starting a new book called 'The Lion and the Unicorn' which links beautifully to our History topic of World War 2, so this week we have been writing an alternative ending to Cendrillon. The children spent a lot of time planning and composing their endings and then spent time assessing each other's writing. I have attached Nathanael's version below for you to enjoy...
A letter was sent home with your child tonight about a trip that has been organised to Martlesham Heath Aviation Museum. It is taking place on Wednesday 29th November in the morning and links perfectly to our World War 2 history topic. Please make sure you sign and return the letter and money to school as soon as possible.
In preparation for our Christmas Craft Morning, please could you save your glass jars as 4S are going to make tea light holders for the Christmas Fayre (along with some other goodies)? There is a box in the classroom where the cleaned and 'label-free' jars are being collected.
P.E. Kit - a gentle reminder...
There are still a few children that are not bringing P.E. kit to school. Please could you ensure that this is in school at all times, is named and includes everything that your child needs. As the weather is now cooler, I would suggest that this should also include jogging trousers and a sweatshirt.
Have a good weekend everyone!
Each week we will update our blog with activities, pictures and comments on what we have been learning!