This week, we visited the fire station on Old Kent Road to take part in the Southwark Junior Citizenship Scheme. We engaged in lots of different workshops which taught us some important skills. We learnt about how to stay safe on the tubes and buses, fire safety and road safety. We even learnt how to put someone in the recovery position and had two informative talks from the police. This was all to help us get ready for secondary school, where many of us will be making our own way to school.
Last week, we visited the Houses of Parliament for a workshop about laws and debating. We also had a tour through the building and got to see the House of Commons and the House of Lords. We enjoyed listening to them debating new laws about neonatal care and leave as well as allocation of tips (in the hospitality industry).
This week, we have been learning about what life was like in ancient Egypt. We looked at the discovery of an ancient Egyptian tomb and all the things which were inside, including clothes, jewelry and even food! They believed that they would need all this in the afterlife.
We also looked at the food they ate and what they drank. They ate a lot of bread, fruit and vegetables and drank quite a bit of beer and wine, too.
This week has been a busy week! We’ve been busy finishing our Art Week pictures. We created our own London cityscape images using a range of art techniques, including collaging, painting, sketching and stippling.
We also started our gymnastics sessions and have started working on our handstands, rolls and cartwheels.
This week, we finished our wonderful display Christmas display board. We used paint and tape to create the design on the houses and made the stars by cutting, folding and sticking them in place.
In RE, we explored the true meaning of Christmas and created our own adverts. We made storyboards to show what happens in them and what the overall message would be, making links to the true meaning of Christmas.
This week, we have been busy starting our new topics. In geography, we have been learning different atlas skills in order to find human and physical features on a map. In science, we have been learning about how plants are adapted to survive in different habitats.
We have also started our new class text – The Last Bear – which is about a young girl who embarks on a journey which completely changes her life.