Sunday, 17 September 2017

September 18th spellings


Yr. 4
Yr. 5
Yr. 6
more
act
ambitious
score
actor
cautious
store
action
infectious
shore
character
nutritious
tore
port
pretentious
snore
portable
fictitious
before
export
superstitious
door
graph
fractious
floor
graphic
vexatious
poor
autograph
anxious

The Unanswerable Question

To kick off our Science, we looked at how to conduct a fair test and write up reports. To do this, we experimented on which biscuit would last the longest after being dunked in tea.  Ask your child which the winner was...



Greek Week

Class 3 got back into the swing of school by taking part in 'Greek Week'. We spent a day in each of the three main powerhouses of the Ancient Greek world: Athens, Corinth and Sparta.

In Athens we learnt about Athena and Poseidon, sampled Athena's gift of olives and olive oil (and feta and halloumi), looked at Athena's gift of the first alphabet with vowels and finished by researching famous Greek scientists and mathematicians.







 
 
In Corinth we looked at Corinthian trade and money; city building; and then Corinthian trade - sending roving explorers off to find out facts about India, Mesopotamia, Persia and others
 


 
 
In Sparta, we spent the morning testing our mettle to see who was the best Spartan warrior through activities such as javelin and the hoplite run (running in full battle armour). In the afternoon we looked at war tactics, ideas of the Underworld and glory and armour.