We were lucky enough to listen to a talk from Rosie the vet from Bruton vetinary practice. She told us all about the animals that she treats, the uniform she wears and how best to look after our animals. She has also invited us to take part in a competition in which the artwork created could be displayed in the Bruton practice.
After planning the design of our very own castle, this week was the big build! We worked collaboratively with our partners to build the structure of our castles. We had to include a moving drawbridge, so we became mini engineers trying to come up with a way to raise and lower the drawbridges on our castles. We also had to think about the features of a castle and include them on our model.
Visit from the History Squad
ks1 had a visit from the History Squad. Richard did a whole Key Stage assembly where he dressed up as a knight. Beatrice found it very heavy lifting the mail! We learned about lots of gruesome facts about knights and their Paige's as well as getting to see weapons and armour. In the afternoon, we helped Richard to set up a motte and Bailey castle. We learned many interesting facts about the parts that make up a medieval castle and how they were attacked and defended themselves. Richard demonstrated how catapults were used - and rarely were successful! Dove Class did some fabulous drawings and writing inspired by our visit.
Biscuit Dunking - A Science experiment
We had a interactive session with the Life Education Bus. We started by looking at parts of our body, and tried to put organs in the right place.
Then we moved on to discussing our feelings and how we deal with some negative emotions that we may have.
We met Harold the giraffe who helped us through our session and invited us to his party at the end in which several of the children attending were experiencing different emotions. We had to discuss what they were feeling, why they were feeling a certain way and what we could do to help them through it.
Harold treated us to a song and dance at the end of the session.
We were lucky enough to have a visit from the dentist. She showed us how to clean our teeth properly, talked about oral hygiene and showed us some of the tools and equipment that dentists use.
We have been practising various skills in PE. We practised football, hockey, throwing, tennis and netball skills. We had to control the balls or beanbags and try to achieve the target set.
We went on a walk around Bruton to try and identify physical and human features of our local environment. We also looked at the local amenities, found out what the Church was called and when it was built and observed the different kinds of transport that travel around Bruton on a day to day basis.