Welcome to our class page, our teacher is Miss Wheatley and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Cameron. We are a mixed class of Year 3 and Year 4 children.
Our topic this autumn is The Power of the Nile. We will be looking at rivers, in particular The Nile and the Aswan High Dam. We will make our own shaduf in DT and test these out, finding out about the Ancient Egyptians, including a trip to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and finally looking at how dams can produce electricity and discovering how to make our own circuits.
Please look at our gallery to see what we have been doing or pop into to class to look at our learning journey display.
Kingfishers set off to the Ashmolean Museum for a fact filled day all about the Ancient Egyptians. We took part in a variety of activities including handling real Ancient Egyptian artefacts. We had to use clues and our knowledge to solve puzzles and say which Ancient Egyptian owned the items we had.
After lunch we were able to explore the rest of the museum which has pieces from a variety of historical periods from around the world.
An exhausting but inspiring day was had by all.
Kingfishers enjoyed their recent trip to The Ancient Technology Centre in Cranbourne. We all had an amazing time! When we arrived we dressed up in traditional Viking clothing. We then set about earning our keep by making the vegetable stew for our lunch and dinner, grinding the corn into flour to make bread and making butter and cheese. We had to chop the wood for the fire to cook on, dig and clear the land for the vegetable patch and wash wool by making soap from a plant called soapwort. We relaxed in the evening playing traditional Viking games, learning to be Viking warriors, before listening to an ancient legend story in the earth-house. When bedtime finally arrived, we all snuggled down in the Viking longbarn lying on sheepskins.
The following day we transported ourselves back to modern times and enjoyed a days fun and exploring at Moors Valley.
Please look at our gallery for our pictures of our adventures!