Monthly Archives: March 2016

Eat like a Roman!

What a fantastic day we’ve had! Years 5 and 6 have been immersed in all things Roman today: we have created a bulla using clay; a mini mosaic and a feast fit for an emperor! Each group put forward an argument for a god or goddess to dedicate our feast to and Mars was victorious. We shared the reading of ‘The Fatal Fire’, which is based on the burning of Rome, before enjoying our delicious food. Fortunately, we didn’t eat in true Roman style and no-one was sick! Share your thoughts about the day…

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Life as a vet

Following this morning’s visit from Sarah and Mr Brown, you now have the opportunity to win one of the green or orange scarves that they have kindly donated to school. In order to win one, post a summary to explain what you learnt this morning about working in a Veterinary Practice.  Can you remember what qualities Mr Brown said you would need? What did he say was the most important thing to think about when you are choosing your career? Do you remember what he said were the best and worst parts of the job? Scarves will be awarded on a first come, first served basis so get cracking!

 

All the world’s a stage

It’s Friday again! We’ve been so busy in Year 6 with our visit to Nottingham and lots of great activities in school. The victorious Priory Singers and Ringers put in a great deal of hard work before performing at the Worksop Music Festival and Talent Show finalists have continued with their rehearsals in preparation for a week on Monday.

Our English has been very creative this week with some extremely entertaining work on playscripts (and a very ‘creative’ reconstruction of the arrival of Oliver Twist!!). Our poetry slam was superb; I was mightily impressed with the huge amount of extra work that you had all put in at home to polish and perfect your recitals. Over the weekend, share your suggestions for what you’d like our next poem to be and I’ll consider them along with Henry’s request for ‘In Flanders Fields’ .  Poems are a fabulous place to find examples of figurative language such as metaphors and hyperbole: challenge yourself to find the next one for us analyse and memorise!

 

Hands-on History

Year 6 had another fantastic visit out of school today at NTU working with a range of people at the Centre for the Study of the Viking Age and the creative learning team at the Nottingham University Museum. In the morning, we experienced a carousel of Viking themed activities and we transformed ourselves into archaeologists in the afternoon. It was fascinating to see all of the Roman artefacts! What was your favourite part of the day?