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Autumn Term 2018

European Banquet

This week we enjoyed a banquet, sampling traditioinal food from the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Italy, Switzerland and Greece. We thought about the appearance, taste, flavour and texture of each delicious sample.

After that, we thought about our favourite meal and wrote a mouth-watering description. After sharing our writing our stomachs were rumbling!

Road Safety

This morning Miss Jeannie came to talk to us about road safety. We discussed dangers including using your mobile phone and listening to music which can distract us; we could easily step into the path of oncoming cars. Also, we talked about the importance of wearing a seat belt in cars. In small groups we role played different scenarios.

This week in maths we have been learning about place value. We have used counters and place value charts to help partition numbers and understand the value of each digit.

Welcome back!

Our topic for the first half term is 'The Holiday Show'. We will be learning:
* The location of different countries and continents, their geographical and physical features and what they have to offer as a tourist destination
*  About the new Keadby Local History Trail 
* How maps can give us tourist information
* About tourism and its impact on regions, countries and cultures
* How we can create an eco-friendly, sustainable holiday resort
* About the history of Keadby
* How to evaluate materials used to market holidays
* How to create our own marketing materials to sell a holiday or tourist attraction
* About music from different coutries around the world
* How to create an app to help tourists visiting new places
* How to stay safe online
* How to use charcoal to create a city-scape
* How to develop our drawing techniques
* About the life and work of artists from around the world
* Freedom and Justice

In addition to this, to mark the centenary of Universal Suffrage in the UK, we will be learning about the suffragettes.

A big 'thank you' to everyone who came donated cakes and came to our Macmillan Coffee afternoon. Once we have counted all of your generous donations we will let you know how much we raised.


James and the Giant Peach
This week in English we have been reading extracts of James and the Giant Peach. We focused on the relationship between James and his two Aunts. This led to much discussion about respect and how everyone has the right to feel safe. We wrote playscripts and poems to describe the Aunts. 
Miss Tyson set us a challenge: how to lift a peach (cottonwool ball) into the air without our hands. We got into small groups and worked hard to find a solution.
Next, we wrote our own version of the story, where James travelled along with his companions in a strange object to a destination we wanted to visit ourselves. After we had finished our stories, we shared them with Y3.

Editing with Y3

Votes for Women

This week we have been learning about the suffragettes and their campaign for female suffrage. We looked at newspaper articles, photographs and news reel from 1906 - 1913 to find out about how women went about getting the vote.
After studying photographs and posters from the time, we used charcoal to sketch portraits of Emmeline Pankhurst, Sylvia Pankhurst, Christabel Pankhurst, Milicent Fawcett, Emily Davidson and Annie Kenedy, who were suffragettes.
In English, we imagined it was 1913 and wrote letters to Mr Asquith (Prime Minister) to try to persuade his government to give women the vote.
On Thursday afternoon, after making banners, badges and sashes, the whole school attended a rally in the hall with Emmeline Pankhurst (Miss Tyson) before going on a procession through the village.

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