Welcome to Class 3!
Here is our new Class 3 and these are some of the things they are looking forward to this year:
This week in Forest school, amid the snow flurries, a great deal of imagination was needed to simulate being lost in a rainforest!
We built water catchers and water filters to learn how to find and clean water to survive in the rainforest.
On Tuesday we had an action packed day visiting three different sites in Plymouth.
We started with a visit to Plymouth’s Synagogue. Gerry, who looks after the building, explained about the history of the building, some of the key practices of Judaism and the links between Judaism and Christianity. The session was entertaining as well as informative; some children dressed up and role played being a rabbi and other key personnel and everyone was able to handle artefacts.
We then went to the Council House where an art workshop is currently being run as part of the We The People Are The Work exhibition. The children looked at the work of Peter Liversidge and they chose protest slogans, which were then painted by artists onto placards for us to bring back to school.
Whilst at the Council House, Sam from Plymouth City Council explained how local government decisions are made and gave the children a tour of the council chamber, and they also visited an exhibition about the reconstruction of Plymouth after World War II.
On Tuesday, we all took part in a Play leader training workshop led by Sharon Kee. We talked about the qualities we will need to be a play leader and took part in a range of games. But most importantly, we had fun!
Now we're looking forward to sharing these activities with the younger children at lunchtimes.
In Forest school time we have found out more about Shang Dynasty irrigation techniques by creating our own channels to water our plants.
We also cooked using ingredients available to peasants from that time. We made millet porridge flavoured with star anise and topped with peaches and stir fried pak choi with ginger, served with cottage cheese.