We linked our dance unit to the Romans and the formations they made when they were in battle. The key to the success of the Roman army was its discipline and organisation. Soldiers were kept extremely fit by rigorous physical exercise, trained to march in step and to move as a single mass, obeying trumpet signals during battles. One famous Roman tactic was the testudo - or ‘tortoise’. A formation of 27 soldiers would hold their shields above their heads and out to the front and sides to protect them - like a tortoise’s shell - as they marched forwards to attack the enemy.

Animal (human) skeletons and movement

Using dog biscuits the children had to make a human skeleton and name the bones that they knew. They then learnt as much as they could about the human skeleton and remade their skeleton adding labels to name the different bones. The photographs show the children with their work.

South American drumming

As part of our 'Arts Week' in school, we were lucky enough to be visited by Steve the drummer! He showed us different types of drums and how to play them. We learnt about tempo, pulse and pitch. We had lots of fun!

Health and Hygiene

This was a cross curricular activity covering Science, PSHCE and DT. The children had learnt about the balanced food plate and were asked to carry out a sorting activity in groups making decisions together about which foods belonged to which food groups.

Hard Labour - Crime and Punishment

The children spent a PE lesson carrying out 'Hard Labour' similar to those used as a form of punishment during the victorian period.

Reasoning within Shape, Space and Measure.

The children were given an envelope containing a variety of 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional shape names along with their properties and pictures.  The children had to collaboratively create a table which would match each of the pictures to their names and properties.  We focussed on language during our discussion in groups and reasons behind the solutions.

'Simples' - Hot and Cold Places

Class 3 have been learning about hot and cold places and have been finding out about the Meerkats that live in the Kalahari Desert. We have a class meerkat called Sunny and Mrs Thornley took Sunny for a day out to the park. The class looked at photographs and wrote a postcard to Sunny's family about his visit.


Children went to have a look at their adopted class tree.  They looked at any changes in the tree since their last visit.