In Year 4, our topic this term is The Tudors. We will be learning about Tudor homes in towns and villages. In order for the children to make their own model of a Tudor house, we would ask that each child brings in a box that is about the size of a shoe box. If any children can bring in a spare, that would be appreciated too. We would like the boxes by half term, so that we can make our models on our return to school, week beginning Monday 28th October.
Children in Year 4 have spent the week learning a new text as part of their English learning. Have a go at practising at home!
The King’s Ship
Early one morning, Tom Kemp sat on the harbour wall watching
the sun rise.He listened to the
shouts of the sailors below while he thought about the long journey he had
taken to Portsmouth. He watched as the
Mary Rose was cast into shadow by the rolling clouds. The ship was grand and he
was still hopeful he would be able to join its crew. Suddenly, he heard a shout, “All hail the King, he comes hither
Tom leapt to his feet and caught a glimpse of the King’s
carriage as it clattered past him. Excitedly,
Tom dashed along the harbour wall and watched as the ships were loaded with
cannon balls, crates of arrows and barrels of salted fish and bread. Desperate
to board the ship, Tom rushed down the stone steps, leapt into a small boat and
rowed furiously towards the ship.
However, a hush rippled through the crowd. Without warning, the great ship creaked
over dangerously. Very soon, the gun doors were in the sea and water began to
pour into the ship. It was sinking!
The soldiers and sailors on board shouted and screamed as
they began sliding down the deck. Some people leapt into the cold, deep sea to
escape. Tom saw a sailor struggling in the water so he grabbed at the sailor’s clothes and heaved him into his
little boat. Tom spent many hours saving as many people as he could.
Later that day, slumped against the harbour wall,
Tom stared sadly into the water. There had been 500 men on the Mary Rose and
now only 40 of them were still alive. The
Mary Rose was lying at the bottom of sea. What a terrible disaster. Tom could
only think of how lucky he was to be alive.
On Tuesday 2T went to visit the Horniman museum to find out more about toys from around the world.
When we arrived we had a chance to look around the Natural History and Gallery. We saw lots of different animals.
After lunch we went to the Pavillion for the toy workshop. The lady told us about some toys that came from different countries. Then we had the opportunity to explore different toys. We looked closely at toys made from recycled materials, we experimented with push and pull toys. We also looked at toys you can tell stories with and that were for hand eye coordination and learning. We all had a fantastic time.