Trip to Winchester Cathedral and Museum


We hope that you have all had a pleasant week so far.

This week, we took the children on a school trip to Winchester Cathedral and Museum as part of our topic learning on the Anglo Saxons! The children had a wonderful time and took part in the following workshops…

  • Anglo Saxon Pot Handling (City Museum)
  • Guided Tour on artefacts and infrastructure (Cathedral)
  • King Alfred’s challenge: making engraved silver badges, Anglo Saxon Ruins and Illumination paintings (Learning Centre)

The children were exceptionally behaved and were fantastic representatives of our school, asking thoughtful questions along the way to deepen their historical knowledge on the Anglo Saxons. Well done Year Four! Please see the photos of our school trip, below.

In English, the children have completed their Apprentice Writing. We were delighted to see the following skills being applied across the children’s character descriptions for Stitch Head: expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials, relative clauses and adverbial phrases. As the week progressed, the children then took part in an ‘animal hybrid’ game, using IT to generate their own creatures which shall then become the key focus for our written outcome. We were very impressed by the vocabulary and adjectives used by the children.

In Maths, Year Four have been learning how to order four-digit numbers on a number line, before using the <,  > and = signs to compare the numbers and derive their own facts. Both classes have focused upon using the following place value vocabulary as part of their reasoning: greater than, less than, equal to, thousands, hundreds, tens and ones. We would like to congratulate the children for their commitment, especially when completing tricky place value challenges and ordering problems involving a variety of scales on different types of number lines. Next week, we look forward to learning about how to round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. Be sure to log on to the Sumdog website to practise the skills we have been learning in class!

Just to let you know…

  • The children have received their ‘creative task’ homework for the Anglo Saxons (please see the back page of the red home learning books for a copy of this).
  • Reading passports for the Autumn term have now been sent home. The prize for the winner shall be a trip to see The Wizard of Oz performance at Chichester Festival Theatre, whilst all other participants shall be rewarded with 15 minutes extra playtime.
  • INSET day is on Friday 27th September 2019.

We hope that you all have a wonderful weekend.

Kind regards,

Miss Honeywell, Miss Jackson-Nash and Mrs Cairns

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