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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.

The Dig and Jorvik.

The Borrowers had a brilliant day experiencing a Viking battle tactics workshop and excavating a site as part of our new topic. The children had lots of interesting and exciting questions ready for the experts but couldn't quite believe the artefacts were real.

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.

Traders and Raiders

We welcome the children back to school with a very exciting new topic.

Attached is the newsletter and homework. Children can choose ANY 2 pieces of homework. The first should be handed in on Friday 19th January and the second piece on Friday 2nd February.

We also welcome Mrs Wilkinson into Borrowers this term. She will be teaching alongside Ms Holmes and we hope she enjoys her time with us.

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.