Meet Dave!

The class have created a character: Dave, who lives during the time of the Plage. Everyone has come up with different stories for him including his best mate: Steve, his 2 children and his wife Helen. Let’s hope they have a happy ending!

What time is it?

We have been learning to tell the time and Stanley has done an amazing job of knowing when it is O’Clock and Half Past!

Wash your hands, everyone!

We checked all around the classroom for the UV Cream – it was on the plinths, the cupboards, the dishwasher and even still on our hands! We need to make sure we wash them well!!

Infection Alert!!

We used some UV Cream in the classroom at the start of the day to see how infected the class got at the end of the day – there was lots of it still around! Uh oh!

Mr Bus Driver

Owen, too, was an expert at driving the bus, although he wanted to go at a much quicker pace!

We hope this newsletter finds you well and ready for an exciting half term ahead! The Balmoral Team is thrilled to share some exciting updates about our current topic: Peasants, Princes, and Pestilence.

  1. Exploring History: Our students have dived headfirst into our new topic, delving into the intriguing world of the Plague. Through engaging lessons, they’re discovering its origins, how it spread, and its impact on society. We’re linking this historical event to other subjects to provide a holistic understanding of this period.
  2. Creative Writing and Scientific Inquiry: In English, students are honing their descriptive skills by crafting character descriptions set in the times of the Plague. Meanwhile, in Science, they’re investigating bacterial growth and its relevance to everyday life. From handwashing to food hygiene, they’re gaining valuable insights through hands-on experiments.
  3. Unleashing Creativity: The Arts and Design & Technology classes are abuzz with creativity! Students are designing and decorating their own shields inspired by medieval heraldry. Additionally, they’re planning and constructing elements for a grand medieval feast, infusing history with hands-on artistic expression.
  4. Mathematical Adventures: In Maths, students are embarking on exciting mathematical journeys. They’re delving into fractions, mastering time-telling skills up to the minute, and diving into practical exercises with real coins to understand money management.

We’re incredibly excited about the experiences awaiting our students this half term. As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Best wishes,

The Balmoral Team