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We prepared an Egyptian banquet for our thirsty slaves!

 

We had an afternoon of activities - including mummification for beginners.

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We encouraged all our pupils to taste the delights of the Egyptian harvest.

 

We included dates, figs, radish, red onion, barley to name a few.

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Picture 2 Everyone was encouraged to try a bite.
Picture 3 Some were less inclined to taste everything.
Picture 4 Some would have starved for sure!
Picture 5 Have a look at our gallery.

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Autumn Term (Second Half)
 

Literacy 

We are reading the Iron Man in Literacy.

 

We are also creating a class book of winter poems. Including 50 words for snow and winter. Check back here to see our book published online.

 

Science 

In Science we are learning about Light and Shadow!

 

Geography

In Geography we continuing to learn about volcanoes.


Music

 

In music we have started a new topic called mamma mia, we are enjoying listening to and singing ABBA songs!

 

Hindu Temple Visit
We visited the Hind Temple recently. The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hindu Temple exists to provide a place of worship and practice religion to Hindu Families living in the North East of England from Tyne & Wear, Durham, Cumbria and Northumberland.

 

 

The Hindu Temple in Newcastle Upon Tyne has been running since the late 70s when group of Hindu families started to worship from a terraced house in Newcastle Upon Tyne. In 1982 the Temple was relocated to the current address at 172 West Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 9QB.

 

 

Hinduism is the world's third largest religion with the vast majority of Hindus - 940 million - living in India.

 

 

Respected Pandit Sh. Bal Krishan Gautam ji is the Priest in the temple since 2006 - conducting religious rituals and activities in the appropriate Hindu Vedic manner.

 

 

Most Hindus revere a body of texts as sacred scripture known as the Veda, and most Hindus draw on a common system of values known as dharma. Hinduism originated around the Indus Valley near the River Indus in modern day Pakistan. About 80% of the Indian population regard themselves as Hindu.

 

 

Most Hindus believe in a Supreme God, whose qualities and forms are represented by the multitude of deities which emanate from him. Hindus believe that existence is a cycle of birth, death, and rebirth, governed by Karma. Hindus believe that the soul passes through a cycle of successive lives and its next incarnation is always dependent on how the previous life was lived. Hindus celebrate many holy days, but the Festival of Lights, Diwali is the best known.


Autumn Term (First Half)


Friday 17th October 2014

In Literacy we are learning about information texts based around volcanoes. Our task next week is to write our own information text about volcanoes. Today we drafted our paragraphs and used the iPads to help extend our research on volcanoes. 

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Thursday 16th October 2014


We were visited by a geologist - Mr Pickup brought in his rocks to show us.

 

 

He talked about their different properties and how they were formed - particularly from volcanoes.

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Picture 2 Some rocks are formed from sediments in water.
Picture 3 He told us how all his rocks were formed.
Picture 4 He demonstrated how particles were formed
Picture 5 We looked closely at the rocks.
Picture 6 Our pupils have produced some excellent homework.

 

 

We are now learning about information texts based around our Geography topic of Volcanoes.

 

  • So far we have been learning about the features and we have researched information about volcanoes.

 

Science

 

In Science we are going to be looking at rocks and soils!

 

  • We have been exploring different types of rocks and investigated different types of soils!

 

Geography

 

In Geography we are going learn about volcanoes, which is a brand new topic to the Sept 2014 curriculum!

 

  • We have learned all about how volcanoes are formed and the effect an erupting volcano has on people and the surround area!


P.E.

We are taking part in the Golden Mile!

 

 

 

General Information

Well I have returned back to LKS2 after spending a year in UKS2 and I cannot wait to start the year with a brilliant Y3/4 class!


Notices:

 

  • Our P.E. day is Tuesday, please make sure your child has a full P.E. including trainers in school on this day.
  • Literacy and Numeracy homework is given out on a Friday and is due back on Wednesday. Please make sure homework is completed correctly. Any problems with homework please see your teacher on a Monday lunchtime.
  • Reading records are checked on a Tuesday and returned the same day. Please make sure your child reads at least 4 days per week and is recording this in their reading record. See below for reading record letter giving info on this.
  • Our Library day is a Wednesday, please make sure your child has their library book in school on this day, ready to be changed.

 

Historic 

We have a very exciting half term coming up in LKS2:

Literacy:

 

 

In Literacy we are starting the year by reading books written by Anthony Browne, who is a brilliant author and artist, so his books are really interesting to read!

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