In English we have been planning and writing letters to Emperor Claudius to persuade him to invade Briton. As part of out talk for writing to rehearse our ideas we had a visit from ‘Claudius’ today and the various generals in the army reported on why the country should be attacked. We had to include a range of conjunctions and persuasive phrases.
Here is Lottie’s letter:
Dear Emperor Claudius,
I am writing to you, mighty lord, because the Celts are helping the Gauls fight back at our troops. We need to invade Britain! We need to punish the Gauls and put them to work to make the Empire rich and powerful. We need revenge on them for daring to attempt to defect the muscular Roman Army. We need to show the world how important the Roman Empire is.
The second reason to invade Britain is we need the resources they have. They have leather which we need to make armour for our mighty army. There are lots of sheep so we can use the wool to make blankets and material for our Togas. We can use the silver to make coins for money. There are also lot of other resources such as tin, lead, wood and gold that would be useful.
Would you like to be a Roman legend and have the world in your hands? Then invade Britain and make the Empire bigger and better and you will look good. People will join your Empire and think of you as a father.
From you most loyal general in the Empire,
Today class Ash had a real life Maths experience selling juice on the playground. They were great at mentally calculating the total cost and any change needed on the spot! It was quite cold this morning and we did not sell that much juice so we are hoping to have more customers tomorrow. Families, remember that it will be your turn on Thursday at 3:30pm in the classroom – see you there!
This afternoon class Ash had great fun taking part in School Grounds Day. We made bird feeders, using pine cones. We also refilled the coconut shells that year four turned into bird feeders last year. We had to make the bird seed cake using lard, raisins, oats and bird seed. It was quite messy, but we had lots of fun! Then we hung the bird feeders from trees around the school. We hope the birds enjoy their Bank Holiday treat! Thank you to all the parents that came and helped – we could not have done it without you!
their Bank Holiday treat!
This week’s Topic homework involves looking at images of Liss village and comparing these. We hope you enjoy discussing these at home.
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This morning year three have taken part in the first inter-colour basketball tournament of the year, run by CM Sports. All the year groups will take part and there will be a grand winner announced at the end of the week.
Here are class Ash in action! They impressed with their blocking and passing skills and in our class Red were victorious! Well done everyone!
On Tuesday class Ash went on a Geographical fieldwork trip to Petersfield. We collected information to compare and contrast the town to the village of Liss. We found that the amenities were far wider ranging in Petersfield and they had services that Liss does not offer, e.g. a hospital and fire station. Lots of fun was had travelling by train and noticing how the land use changed over the journey. A huge thank you to all our lovely helpers for supporting the children’s learning.
This afternoon class Ash have been exploring to discover what soil is actually made from. We looked carefully at two soil types very carefully with magnifiers and found out that our samples contained: mud, small stones, larger stones, lumps of chalk, twigs, leaves, plants, decaying leaves and plants, worms, spiders and millipedes. One sample was much dryer than the other and had larger stones. Later in the day we conducted an experiment to find out which soil type was the better at draining and which was better at absorbing water. The children showed a very good understanding of how to make the test fair in the planning stage – even if it was harder to remember this once we started working! The dryer soil was found to be the better drainer. Here we are hard at work.
We have been exploring electricity and making simple circuits in preparation or designing and making an electrical toy in Design Technology. We can now make circuits with bulbs, motors and buzzers. Here we are in action!
This morning class Ash have been busy learning the next part of our dance for Sports Day. We have explored some moves inspired by Bollywood dancing, placing our hands exactly and keeping careful balance. Thanks to Megan and Jazz from CM Sports who made it a really exciting session. Here are some of the children in action.