We planned and organised our own themed Christmas Party meals in groups and took part in a Secret Santa to exchange gifts. A great afternoon!
Today we went on a field trip to Kiron village to consider the changes the new housing development (on the old B&M site) might affect the village and surrounding area. We carried out an environmental index (grading 4 different areas for noise, traffic, street furniture, litter and graffiti and wildlife and nature) and made notes on what we could see from all of the compass points. While doing this we considered how adding 44 houses to the area may change the village positively and negatively.
It was very cold and wet, but luckily Mandela Class are a hardy lot!! Thank you to Mr Cooper our parent helper and Ms Rowe and Mrs Walker who left Miss Winton's cosy classroom to come and help us out.
Today we finished off our Viking Longships and wrote instructions for how to make them.
Then we tested and evaluated our finished longships.
We all voted for our 1st, 2nd and 3rd favourite longships, who we felt best fulfilled the brief.
In Design Technology we have been working in groups to design and make our own viking longships.
Mrs Matthews gave us the brief - To make a viking longship which is historically accurate.
It needed to be: watertight
able to float
hold 10 playmobil men
attractive to look at with a sail, oars and shields.
We researched real and model longships and came up with our own designs, considering the tools and materials we had available then as a group we decided on our final design.
Then we worked as a group to follow our designs and instructions to make our longships.
Today we had a visit from Monsieur Avery from Felixstowe Academy. He came to teach us French. We talked about what sports we like and don't like and he kept us very active playing games to encourage us to use as much French as possible!! Learning a language has never been so much fun!
Written by Mrs Matthews & Mrs Hayter (proud class teachers) and their brilliant pupils (Mandela class).