We can’t quite believe how quickly Term 4 has flown by, Jaguars have been incredibly busy, as you will see from all the fabulous photos. It’s amazing how many fun-filled activities we have managed to fit in, however, you’ll be pleased to know we have had time to do lots of work as well!

We have continued with our topic about the Victorians and have been learning about the lives of children in Victorian times, we’re certainly glad we live in 2017! Read some examples of our Fagin descriptions below.

William Morris was a well known Victorian, we have enjoyed studying his designs and creating some of our own. Have a look at some of our patterns in the gallery below.

To celebrate World Book Day On March 2nd, we visited North Swindon library and enjoyed a fabulous performance of ‘The Twits’ by the storyteller John Kirk.

Wednesday 15th March saw us travelling down the M4 motorway to Wales for our visit to Big Pit. Most of us had never been down a coalmine before and some of us were a little bit nervous about it. However, it was brilliant, we learnt lots about the conditions of children who worked down the mine in Victorian times. One of our favourite bits was visiting the horses’ stables which were actually down in the mine. The horses had to live and work down there for 50 weeks of the year and only came up for 2 weeks holiday! It made us really appreciate how difficult life was for lots of Victorian children.

Tazmeen and Josh represented Jaguars at the TWHF Science Festival on 16th March, Miss Osborne said that they did a brilliant job with their presentation and did Haydon Wick proud! The theme of the festival was ‘CSI’, so before they went, we spent an exciting afternoon investigating the crime scene (an alien crash site!) in the library. We discovered some flowers which had turned from white to green, and investigated how this might have happened.

The school was a sea of red on Friday 24th March as we dressed up to raise money for Red Nose Day. We raised lots of money with our cake sale. Mmmm, delicious!!

In addition, this term we’ve taken part in some PE sessions run by specialist sports coaches, they certainly put us through our paces!

On the penultimate Friday of term, we invited our parents/grandparents etc into the classroom to share the wonderful homework we have done this term related to our topic on the Victorians. We shared all sorts of projects, from pinhole cameras to decoupage boxes to Queen Victoria’s family tree, Rodrigo even made a gramophone which actually worked!! Unfortunately for our visitors, there was no food tasting this time, but we hope to have something tasty for you next time.

We had a very ‘sticky’ day in the last week of term when we created decoupage boxes, we chose a variety of themes for our decoration including William Morris designs, cherubs/fairies/flowers, inventors and sports. We were really proud of our finished boxes.

We finished the term with a visit from the Storybox Theatre who delight us each year with their productions. We look forward to it every year and this year we saw ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ which we thoroughly enjoyed (as usual!).

On the last day of term, we supported UNICEF Day for Change. We learnt about children who are much less fortunate than us and designed posters and leaflets, as well as contributing to a very impressive copper trail in the playground.

Happy Easter!

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