York Castle Museum and Art Gallery - What a fun day!

We have all had a brilliant day in York. We had lots of fun investigating the Castle Museum and finding out about how homes, toys, clothes and cities have changed over the years. The children all looked at home in the prison cell but decided they would not like to spend the night in there!
We walked across the city looking for interesting features like gargoyles and fascinating historical buildings. We even spotted the smallest window in York. At the Art Gallery we investigated city landscapes in different works of art and had a go at creating our own.

Urban Pioneers

We have a very exciting topic lined up for this half term, including an adventure around York on 19th January. We will be looking at what makes our city great and how it has changed over the years as well as developing our skills in artwork and photography. Keep an eye on our blog for details about what we get up to!
I have attached our newsletter and homework. Please complete the highlighted task as well as one other activity and return your work/projects to school by 5th February at the latest. Above all, have fun being Urban Pioneers.

Our Apex Predators

As we come to the end of our topic on Cold-Blooded Encounters, the BFGs have been thinking about the creatures we have met and discovered, and what makes them effective predators. We have taken pictures of ourselves and added parts of our favourite predators to make the ultimate apex predator. Visit us for our Golden Moment this Friday (8th December) and you will see some amazingly weird and wonderful creatures...such as an Alexodile, or a Joeagle.

Newsletter and Homework

Here is the newsletter for this term, along with a list of homework ideas for our topic - Cold-Blooded Encounters. You should do at least 2 of the homework tasks, including the first one and at least one other. Maybe you could think of your own idea?
We look forward to seeing what you have found out about these fascinating creatures, and sharing your work with the class.

Cold-Blooded Encounters

We have had a great time today, getting up close with some amazing cold-blooded creatures! We had a visit from Andy at 'Cold Blooded Encounters' who brought in a range of interesting animals to show us. The children listened very well and learned some fascinating facts, before asking great questions. We found out all about the animals, where they live, what they eat and how they catch their prey, before having a go at handling them!

Let's make some noise!

In Science this term we are learning about Sound and how we hear. The children have enjoyed being scientists and developing their own questions and investigations. We have learned that sound can be heard from all directions, and that louder sounds can be heard from further away. Some of the children suggested that having larger ears would help you to hear better, so we tested the idea. After making our own 'big ears' we wore them to listen to sounds of differing volumes.

Bringing the beat to life!

The topic was really brought to life for the children this week with the arrival of a special guest. Complete with cornet and stage uniform, Mr Smith answered the children's questions such as "How many different countries have you played in?" (we lost count at 13) and "What sort of competitions have you won?" (British Open Championship, UK National Championship and European Championship). We were lucky enough to hear Mr Smith play and he even let us have a go!