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Autumn Term - 7th November 2014

Since half term, we have started to learn about Ancient Greece. So far, we have been archaeologists reconstructing broken Greek pots. We used what we learnt from the pots to design our own modern versions showing a scene from life in Windsor today on them but using the traditional colours and patterns of the Ancient Greeks’ pots. In our English lessons, we have begun to explore some of the myths of Ancient Greece. We have also used play scripts to act out the story of Orpheus and Eurydices. Everybody has enjoyed this new topic a lot, and we are looking forward to learning more about Ancient Greece next week, especially our Ancient Greek PE lesson! We will also be learning more about the gods and soldiers in Ancient Greece.

 

As we are approaching Remembrance Day, we spent some time in our PSHE lessons thinking about why we wear poppies at this time of year and why it is important to buy them to support soldiers and their families. Lots of us had visited the ceramic poppies at the Tower of London during half term, so looked at how they were made and what they represent. There is lots of information about this here. We were shocked to find out that 888,246 soldiers died during the First World War and that this is how many poppies are in the installation.

 

We had our last wet and muddy football session this week, and we will be starting to learn how to play tag rugby next week. In our indoor PE lesson, we have begun our gymnastics unit by trying to see how many different ways we could find of moving across or with different apparatus. Here are some pictures of us in action!
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