Eagles class looked fabulous on their first day back at school - they and their parents obviously worked very hard to get their costumes looking so good. There was a good mixture of rich and poor children, plus Jack the Ripper!
The boys and girls lined up separately and sat apart in class. They tried using chalk to write with but it was very frustrating as it smudged so easily. Then the children had a go at 'curly' Victorian handwriting. There was a very impressive standard so I am looking forward to seeing their lovely neat work this year! Maths involved lots of chanting of times tables - Mr Major made sure EVERYBODY joined in - any slackers faced the dunce's hat! Mrs Holt accidentally made it a bit too big and we all had a non-Victorian giggle when it slipped right over Polly and Grace's heads! We then learned about Victorian money - guineas, crowns, farthings, shillings etc and tried solving problems. It was much trickier than our decimalised system!
The afternoon brought two new songs - 'A Ship Sailed From China' and 'An Austrian Went Yodelling'. We also skipped, hula hooped and hopscotched.
Welcome back to school! We hope you have had a lovely restful summer and are ready to learn. Attached to this post is this term's Topic Web.
Tangrams are usually cut up and made into lots of other shapes, but not in Eagles class. We investigated the propertions of the different shapes compared to the whole, thinking about fractions, decimals and percentages. Some children worked out that if you added all the parts together the answer should be equal to 1, or 100%.
Headed in the direction of Spoonley Wood, Eagles embarked on a 5 mile circular walk to visit the site of a Roman Villa and mosaic floor. On our way we passed Almsbury Lodge, Sudeley Castle and Waterhatch Farm. We even managed to uncover a few geocaches! As an end of term treat, Eagles also spent some time enjoying the fantastic playground at Sudeley Castle.