Seahorse Y4: Classroom 4
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Seahorse Class: September 2023 - July 2024
This week's Spectacular Seahorse achievements
Drama: Role Play
Today, our lesson was drama- role play, based on an extract from The Egyptian Cinderella. We l split into 7 groups of 4:
1 person was Rhodopis, 1 person – Kipa the lead servant and 2 people - the other servants.
Our task was to create a mini- play of this scene including dialogue. We could be as creative and imaginative as we liked adding our slant to the scene. Went spent some preparing & then performed our play to the rest of the class, who acted as critical friends evaluating each group’s performance.
Remembrance Day 2023
Remembrance Day 2023 took place on Saturday. Remembrance Day is celebrated every year on the 11th of November. This is because during WW1, the conflict ended “at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”.
In school we spent Thursday on remembrance, with various activities happening in classes from History, English, Maths to Art and DT.
Each class dedicated the day to one Whitstable serviceman, who died in the First World War and may have had some family connection to our school. In Seahorse Class that was Herbert Rigden of 86 Island Wall, who was in the Royal Navy sadly dying in 1918. Finally, we all created poppies to decorate a Soldier Template, dedicated to all servicemen and women and to all the animals who served our country with such pride and bravery.
Black History Month
This week in Seahorse Class we have been learning through activities linked to Black History Month.
Black History Month is celebrated in the UK during the month of October every year. It is an opportunity for everyone to learn about significant Black and Mixed Heritage people and their contributions to Britain and worldwide. The theme of this year’s UK Black History month is ‘Celebrating Our Sisters’. The aim of this theme is to learn about Black and Mixed Heritage British women who have shaped history. Here are a few examples of some of our learning.
Research: influential Black British women
The aim of this year’s BHM is to learn about black and mixed heritage British women who have shaped history. Today, we learnt about some of their achievements and accomplishments.
We researched some influential black British women from different industries including sports, politics, music, science and medicine, broadcasting and entertainment, literature and arts. We also looked at some international influential black women.
Art: Shading and Tints
Seahorse Class enjoyed their Forest School at the Beach session this Monday! The children loved finding different creatures and identifying them. We also tried making sandcastles in the different areas and of course the children used their imagination and started their own shop!