Class 9 have had an amazing week at Sherwood Forest for our 3 day residential.
To say we had an amazing time would be an understatement! I am so proud of how resilient the whole class were. They faced their fears at Go Ape, pushed themselves to the limit on the 8 mile walk to Clumber Park and created memories that will last a life time.
Today saw the bunny hop for Bluebell Wood. We put on our bunny ears and went on a search for eggs! We had lots of fun.
This afternoon our COMMS circle assembly was led by Year 3 in our classrooms.
We were given lots of information about what plastic does to our oceans and marine life. It made us a little bit upset.
DID YOU KNOW???? – Right now an estimated 12.7 million tonnes of plastic – everything from plastic bottles and bags to microbeads – end up in our oceans each year. That’s a truck load of rubbish a minute.
We have looked at some ways in which we are trying to lower then number of single use plastics that we have. What will you be doing to help save our oceans?
On World Book Day our mystery book was ‘Something Else’.
Something Else (the name of main character) is excluded from everything because he looks different. He does not play the same games, eat the same food or draw the same pictures.
Then one day Something turns up and wants to be friends. However, Something Else does not want to be friends with this creature as he believes that they are notthe same and he refuses to eat sandwiches with ‘Urgy stuff’ in them. He sends Something away and then suddenly realises that he acts like all the other people who always sent him away.
Eventually Something Else and Something become best friends.
We used this story as a stimulus for the question ‘what makes us unique’. We created a mind map about all our differences.
We then created our own unique characters for our classroom door and created this amazing display. We also added a Qr code for a video that we created linking to diversity and being unique
The votes are in and have been counted and verified….!
Our legion name is ‘Legio IX Millerstrong’.
This was suggested by Sophie’s mum! Well done Mrs Bell and thank you for our amazing name. This one was gained 15 votes in total, closely followed by Mitchell’s interesting suggestion of ‘Hoylandius Victorious Common Juventus’ – this one scored 12 votes.
We are going to try and incorporate this into our shield design somehow. Keep your eyes peeled for our posts about beginning our shield making.
What an amazing week we have had in Class 9. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and hope you have too?!
We have made our prototype shield following on from our class vote.
This was Lydia’s design which we have all replicated and made a miniature version of in practice for next week.
We now need to come up with a name for our legion that we can use. (More information can be found on this page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Roman_legions where it explains more about the naming of the legions)
As we are class 9 we will start ours with ‘Legio IX’. Your homework task is to come up with a name for our legion. Answers can be written in the comments box or submitted on paper. We will choose one on Monday so get your thinking caps on (or should that be Galeas?)