Year 4 had the most amazing trip to Colchester Castle on Friday. The teaching team was very proud of how all of our pupils conducted themselves.
We first had a chance to view the museum and we were even allowed to try some of the clothes and armour that were worn hundreds of years ago.
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We built an arch out of foam bricks:
We even built a round-house and a villa:
We learned lots while we were there and our final treat was a trip into the dungeons of the castle where we listened to a very interesting talk about how the Romans conducted themselves. Turns out they weren't very nice people.
All year groups visited the church this week to learn about Easter. Thank you to the team at the church, who have put together a really wonderful lesson to teach us all about the Easter story. There were several stations within the church and in the church yard that told a part of the Easter story each. It was really interesting and we even got to take a sip of juice and taste some bread.
As you know, World Book Day is a day set aside for all of us to celebrate our love of books. In the UK, it always takes place on the first Thursday of March. In order for us to celebrate this, all of the children (and staff) dressed up as our favourite characters from books.
During our whole-school assembly, we also shared ideas about books we have enjoyed reading, and talked about why books are so important. We also discussed recommending books we have enjoyed to other people.
Throughout the day, all classes have been immersed in a variety of activities linked to books and reading. And, finally, each child received a World Book Day book token to enable them to purchase a brand new book of their own. Overall, the children seem to have really enjoyed celebrating the joy of reading and the pleasure of books.
Great Clacton CoE Junior School
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