Highmoor 13th May

Date: 13th May 2022 @ 10:50am

Welcome to our week in Highmoor!

We have had a very busy week with lots of exciting activities. On Tuesday it was our trip to Wallingford. We started the day at the museum where we were spilt into 3 groups each group investigated different aspects of the museum. One group looked at the detailed model of Wallingford Castle as it would have looked at the height of its power. We identified lots of features and thought about the development of the town and the castle from 1066. Another group investigated artefacts from the Norman period and the final group had lots of fun discovering the rest of the museum which gave an overview of Wallingford through the ages. Our picnic was planned for the castle grounds but the rain had other ideas so we ate lunch at the museum! We then walked to the remains of the castle and had lots of fun exploring the ruins and trying to figure out what all the lumps and bumps might once have been.

On Friday we had a great morning building robots in teams at Peppard War Memorial Hall. Once they were built we got to battle our robots which was so exciting! Thank you to Bernie for helping to organise the day for the school.

In literacy we have continued to read The Boy Who Grew Dragons and investigated new vocabulary and why the author chose certain words and phrases. We also practised our speech punctuation using the Bayeux Tapestry as inspiration for the conversations!

In maths we have continued working with decimals and fractions.

In music we listened to Mussorgsky's Night on Bare Mountain and drew the colours we thought we heard in the music.

Science was building more circuits for our electricity topic, this time testing which materials were conductors or insulators.

Homework for both year groups is to read daily as usual. Year 3s have Sumdog and year 4s have their maths workbooks to be completed each night Mon - Fri and marked in school every morning.

Have a great weekend everyone. 

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