I am over the moon to be back at Thrupp. The welcome back that I received couldn't have been nicer. The pupils in Buzzards class are incredible and they impress me daily with their kindness, resilience and curiosity. I am a very lucky teacher.
TOPIC: EXTRAORDINARY EGYPT
ART - USING PAPYRUS
Pupils have been using REAL papyrus to create these beautiful portraits.
They will be on display in our classroom.
SCIENCE - EXPERIMENT
In Science, we have been looking at the States of Matter:
We have been looking at the properties.
Today, we have been looking at changing a SOLID into a LIQUID using heat.
We investigated - 'which chocolate would melt first?'
ART - TUTANKHAMUN
Our class has been looking at the death mask of Tutankhamun.
We used paper today. Next time, we will use PAPYRUS!
Here we are working on our pictures:
Here we are our AMAZING finished PIECES OF ART:
CLASS BOOK - AUTISM HEROES
Our class book, 'Different like me' links to the umbrellas around the school. The class are introduced to inspirational people from History who all excel in their own way, but find it difficult to fit in...
PSHE - TANGRAM CHALLENGE
Tangrams are an ancient form of puzzle, first used in China.
Pupils had to come up with their own designs.
Afterwards, we evaluated the process:
ANCIENT EGYPT ARTEFACTS
Today, we looked at Artefacts. WHAT IS AN ARTEFACT?
We generated a huge list of items that are artefacts. I was impressed with the pupils inventiveness.
We also watched this fascinating video on Ancient Egypt.
What can you find out about the Egyptians after watching this video?
Here are some of the facts we like best:
On Wednesday, we held a school council vote. It was lovely to see democracy in action! Pupils presenting ideas, the class listening and voting to have their voices heard.
It was also fantastic listening to the pupils amazing ideas for making the school a better place and being brave to share those creative ideas. It has me very hopeful about the future!
Here are our NEW school council representatives:
On Wednesday, we started the day with the active Cross Country.
Here we are during the race:
Here we are AFTER the race:
RETURN TO SCHOOL
Wow! It has been magical to be back at school! It has been lovely to see what the children have been up to. We have been easing the pupils gently back into school life.
On Wednesday 8th September pupils made their own coat of arms. Here are our finished designs:
Here we are making them: