Week 4 - Hobby Week
Ball and racket skills
Mr Baggs shared his hobby of tennis. He is a qualified tennis coach and taught the class some new skills involving a range of racket and ball activities.
Wynne's daddy came in to share his experience of being a skier when he was a child and making Team GB. The children had lots of questions and enjoyed watching the video clips especially the one of the 'worst ski crashes'.
Bertie's daddy came in to teach us some football skills.
Jasper's daddy came into school to talk about his job as a chef. He also cooked a fish dish and chorizo in front of the children. The children thought it smelt delicious and had lots of questions for him.
Sienna's grandad, who works at Wyke Farm, shared with us his job role and how they make cheese. The children looked through a slideshow of pictures where they could see all the different processes. He also gave them an activity book, lunch bag and some cheese to sample which the children were very excited about.
Norah's mummy came in to talk to us about her hobby of open water swimming. We all got to look at her medals and some of the equipment she takes with her. The children loved hearing her stories especially the one about her being sick in the water and the swimmer behind her!
Gilbert's daddy shared with us his passion and job as a farmer. He also brought a tractor in for us to have a go in as well as his calf called Shakespeare. We learnt about the diary cows and how each cow produces many many litres of milk each year.
Beatrice's daddy came to talk to us about his passion and job within the Army. He shared with us lots of pictures about life in the army and the children were very surprised to hear that if their lockers were not kept tidy, the contents could be thrown out the window! The children also enjoyed watching some video clips of different musical performances by army bands. to hear the range and amount of musical ceremonies that happen.
Marching like soldiers!
Beatrice Bone's daddy came to talk to us about his job as a doctor. He shared with us how he felt that he had the best job in the world and why. We also did some role-play where the children got to be 'doctors'.
Henry's mum is an artist ; she came to discuss her hobby and how she has used it within her work. Some children had a draw off with her, and all the children created a sculpture of a hobby they do or they have been inspired by this week.
Mark Adler, an editor for Mendip Times, visited us today. He talked to us about the changes in journalism and showed us short hand. He brought in copies of the magazine and we also got to try out his cameras. Tansy and Joel pretended to be journalists and interviewed Mrs Newbury. They worked against the deadline to create a front cover story.
Ezra's mum, Charlotte, joined us today to talk about how her sewing hobby and how it has turned in to a career through the power of social media. She described the different techniques she used and blew us away with all the celebrities she has worked alongside.