Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Jeremy Strong Visits Broadford!

Jeremy Strong came to Broadford on Tuesday! We had the chance to hear about the books he's written, how he gathers ideas for his stories and many interesting facts about his life! Did you know that he's got a flying cow in his kitchen?

 He showed us some of his old writing books, we found out that he has terribly messy writing! Nathan and Sophie tried to read his stories and decided that Jeremy needs to spend some time in Miss. Fox's writing class!

 Jeremy Strong does all his writing in his shed, but careful  not to open the blue wooden door...the garden tools can be quite feisty!

 Jeremy Strong introduced us to the Guard of the Paper....Jeeves.
We were very excited to meet Jeremy Strong. We even had a chance to listen to one of our favourite stories, Cartoon Kid.
Holly and Nathan said, "Jeremy Strong is absolutely hilarious and extremely enthusiastic!"

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Visit to the Greenwich Maritime Museum

To conclude our topic on the Tudors, yesterday years 3 and 4 went on a school visit to the Greenwich Maritime Museum!

There were lots of interesting things to see and do there, but we were particularly interested in the exhibitions showing artefacts from Tudor explorers, such as letters to and frrom Queen Elizabeth I and Sir Francis Drake.

We each took turns to meet a real Tudor explorer and find out more about his expedition around the world and how he discovered the Americas. 

We also got to have some hands on fun when we visited the Children's Gallery.  Here we got to have a go at sailing a modern ship down the River Thames on a special Ship Simulator! In addition to this, we were also able to dress up and act out how life would be aboard a ship. 

Thank you to all pupils in year 3 and 4 for behaving so well and making the day so enjoyable!

More pictures to follow soon...

Thursday, 7 March 2013

World Book Day!

As I am sure you are all aware, today is World Book Day. To mark this occasion, our school hall was transformed into our very own 'Vue Cinema' screen, with all the necessary amenities - most importantly, popcorn!

The children had to hand in their cinema ticket to the attendants and settle into their seats ready for the film showing...take a look:

The children were then given the task of creating their own unique ending to the story of 'Rapunzel' after watching part of the film 'Tangled' in our cinema. Some decided to take a more modern twist to the tale.

Tomorrow, the children are able to take part in our competition 'Who would read a book like this?' where they have the chance of winning a book if they can match the book to the teacher!

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow for more 'World Book Day' themed work and seeing your array of costumes!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Face Time with Mrs Nicholls!

As part of our Africa topic, Year 3 and 4 have been researching what it is like on an African Safari.  We were lucky enough to interview someone who has actually been there and knows a lot of information about it - our very own Mrs Nicholls!

In preparation for our interview, we worked on perfecting our use of question and speech marks in our writing, as well as choosing good words for asking open questions, such as what, where, why and how.

We all got together this afternoon and used 'Face Time' on the Ipad to interview Mrs Nicholls live!

Here are some of the facts we found out:

1. Children in Kenya do go to school, however they do not use pencils and paper like we do.  Instead, they write their calculations in the sand with sticks!

2. They use dried cow dung to clean their teeth!

3. On Safari, there are animals which are referred to as the 'Big Five' - these are lions, elephants, buffalo, cheetah and giraffes.

4.  The giraffes there are very tall - twice the height of a jeep!

5.  The Masai Mara are a tribe that live in Kenya - they live in villages with other members of their tribe.  They are very quiet and like to live a simple life.

Thank you Mrs Nicholls for allowing us to interviewing you today - we really enjoyed it and learned lots!