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Jackdaws Class

Christmas Nativity

In Jackdaws, we have really enjoyed being part of the Christmas Nativity this year. Children have loved learning lines, songs and dances and performing on the stage. We really hope you like the Nativity. Here are a few behind the scenes photos from our final dress rehearsal.

Viking Day

This week in Jackdaws we enjoyed our Viking Day experience by taking part in many activities during the school day. The day started with the children sharing their wonderful costumes, all members of staff in year 4 were amazed by the effort and commitment that the children put into their outfits.

 

Here is Queen Saxon-Slayer of the Jackdaw tribe, ready for battle!

Here is Queen Saxon-Slayer from the Jackdaws tribe, ready for battle!

Throughout the day the children answered the question ‘What have the Vikings done to help us today?’. We looked at how the Vikings used runes to help them write and we used these to decode our own messages. Also, we investigated the Viking raid of Lindisfarne in AD793 and created our own eyewitness accounts. Finally, we learnt a Viking inspired song that linked into the Viking raids in England.

 

 

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Last week we had lots of fun making special paper to look like it had come from the Viking ages. We then used our Viking paper to write authentic fact files for King Alfred the Great and King Athelstan.

 

As part of Science week, Jackdaws had lots of chances to put our scientific minds to work. We were also lucky enough to be visited by Science Oxford and Fizz Pop Science who spoke to us about sound and how our body protects us from viruses such as the common cold. 
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