On Monday we went to Colchester Castle to find out more about the Romans. It was really interesting!
Did you know that Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe?
It was constructed on the foundations of the Temple of Claudius, built when Colchester was the first Roman capital of Britain in AD 54-60.
We were able to go under the castle into the foundations of the Roman temple.
Afterwards we were able to look around the museum and find out more about the Romans and dress up!
Then we worked together in groups to build our own Roman Temples.
We celebrated outdoor classroom day today by taking our maths lesson outside. We were practising rounding decimals to the nearest whole number and made a human number line to help us. The class then spread out across the field to complete their independent work.
In the afternoon, we went outside again to make clouds in a jar and then to act out the life of a water droplet in the water cycle.
Today we made ice cream in science to investigate how materials change from a liquid into a solid. Most groups enjoyed their ice cream, although for some it wasn't quite as solid as it should have been! We followed this by writing instructions on how to make the ice cream.
Today, after we had carried out an investigation into the temperature at which chocolate melts, we found a different way to report back our findings. We hope you enjoy watching the clips as much as we did making them!
Today, the children spent some time talking to their group about books and authors they liked. They started with a ball of wool and their table,.The first person to talk, held the end of the piece of wool and then, when someone else spoke, the wool was passed to them. The end result was a web made of wool, showing how the discussion on books had passed from person to person!
Mrs Hayter, Mrs Bateman and the hard working children of Simmonds