London 2012 Looming…

With London 2012 looming, Miss Magdzinski’s class have been busy decorating their classroom and learning about the events in time for this Summer’s events! So far we have learned about and coloured the flags of over 70 different countries of the world, made an Olympic flag, created our own stadium (with us as the athletes!), made golden torches, learned interesting facts about London, and much much, more! Have a look at our first set of pictures…

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All Aboard!

As part of their topic on Vikings this term, Miss Magdzinski’s class decided to make a life-size Viking longboat! It was not an easy task, as you can tell from some of the pictures below, however , we got there in the end … with a little help from some mod-roc (and Mr Robinson!) It was great fun; we made the structure out of chicken wire, covered this with mod-roc, painted strips to portray a wooden-looking effect, and designed shields and dragons to ward-off enemies! The ship is now safely suspended from the ceiling of class J’s classroom. Would we make quite as good craftsmen as the Vikings … what do you think?!?!

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Perfect Promises

In class J we have been looking at the meaning of ‘advent’ and what it means to us. As a result we drew images of advent to represent these thoughts. Some of us sketched religious and well-known symbols of advent like the wreath or candles, others sketched symbols of kindness (out-reached hand, smiles, sweets for sharing…) and others drew symbols of ‘attitudes’ that they want to display during advent. Some children sketched ‘wings’ to show determination and aiming high, while others sketched ‘rosary beads’ to indicate they want to be closer to God. With their individual collections of images, the children put these together in a collage format and copied the now abstract images onto the treasure chests. Inside the beautifully decorated treasure chests the children have written 24 advent promises….one promise to be pulled out (and KEPT) for each day of advent!

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Gory Gladiators and Evil Emperors

Miss Magdzinski’s class has been enjoying a week filled with fear, excitement, blood and gore. The year 3 and children have been learning about Romans in history and so in literacy have been writing dramatic stories about Roman gladiator fights. The children have had lots of fun making costumes, weapons and armour and engaging in lots of fun drama activities. The children acted out some exciting gladiator stories using our own outdoor stage area as a Roman Coliseum (a very mini version!) Have a look at the photos whilst listening out for the background story – a super piece of creative writing by Madeline Jones.
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