We prepared an Egyptian banquet for our thirsty slaves!
We had an afternoon of activities - including mummification for beginners.
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.
Have a look at our gallery.
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.
In Science we are learning about Light and Shadow!
In Geography we continuing to learn about volcanoes.
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.
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.
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.
We are now learning about information texts based around our Geography topic of Volcanoes.
In Science we are going to be looking at rocks and soils!
In Geography we are going learn about volcanoes, which is a brand new topic to the Sept 2014 curriculum!
We are taking part in the Golden Mile!
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!
We have a very exciting half term coming up in LKS2:
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!