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Lavenham Community
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Owls Class 

03.07.24

As part of our History unit, The Roman Empire, we visited Colchester Castle. This trip also encompassed the Iron Age which consolidated our learning from our last History unit, The Stone Age to the Iron Age. In the castle, we examined artefacts, dressed as Iron Age citizens, and built roundhouses and Roman villas. We also toured the base of the Norman castle, which was created from the foundations of the ruined Temple of Claudius. This was built when Colchester was the capital of Britain - this fascinated the children!

 

28.06.24


Years 3, 4 and 5 learn to read and play music with the Suffolk County Music Service. Over the last few years, they have been learning to play the cornet. Today, we performed in the beautiful surroundings of Lavenham Church and we truly sounded wonderful. We followed up our performance with an Afternoon Tea for our families - it was a great opportunity to build a sense of community.

 

20.06.24

At Lavenham, we believe that teaching RE encourages our children to respect others and helps them to gain a broader understanding of views and beliefs. It contributes to and builds a more cohesive community.

So far this year, we have studied the religions Christianity and Islam. This term we are learning about Judaism and how symbols and stories help Jewish people to remember their covenant or agreement with God. In our first lesson, we all made a Mezuzah - a little box with some Jewish rules inside. It reminds Jewish people that they have a covenant with God. It is placed on door posts within the home and is often touched as a person walks past and helps them to remember.

14.06.24

What a week! Our Year 4 children tackled their Multiplication Tables Check this week and we're so proud of how they all took it in their strides. We talked aboout how we were well prepared for this and that this was their chance to shine - and they certainly did that!

Owls Class 

28.06.24

Years 3, 4 and 5 learn to read and play music with the Suffolk County Music Service. Over the last few years, they have been learning to play the cornet. Today, we performed in the beautiful surroundings of Lavenham Church and we truly sounded wonderful. We followed up our performance with an Afternoon Tea for our families - it was a great opportunity to build a sense of community.

 

20.06.24

At Lavenham, we believe that teaching RE encourages our children to respect others and helps them to gain a broader understanding of views and beliefs. It contributes to and builds a more cohesive community.

So far this year, we have studied the religions Christianity and Islam. This term we are learning about Judaism and how symbols and stories help Jewish people to remember their covenant or agreement with God. In our first lesson, we all made a Mezuzah - a little box with some Jewish rules inside. It reminds Jewish people that they have a covenant with God. It is placed on door posts within the home and is often touched as a person walks past and helps them to remember.

14.06.24

What a week! Our Year 4 children tackled their Multiplication Tables Check this week and we're so proud of how they all took it in their strides. We talked about how we were well prepared for this and that this was their chance to shine - and they certainly did that!

 

To add a little relaxation time to our week, we enjoyed some painting. We looked at the work of Kehinde Wiley, experimented with creating gradients with watercolours and manipulated poster paint beneath plastic wrap. Our final piece concentrated on positive and negative spaces and how they can contrast or compete with one another.

   

 07.06.24

We all know that practice makes perfect, so, to improve our reading, we need to read frequently. To encourage and reward the children for their efforts at home, we have set up the Book Buddy Challenge. 

The challenge is to read to an adult at least 50 times before the end term. Once those reads are complete, the children are able to choose a buddy to take home and read with.

The first to achieve our challenge are two of our most avid readers, Isla and Molly. These two really do enjoy their reading!

 

 

 

 

 

16.02.22

The East Anglian Railway Museum was the location of this term's trip and we weren't disappointed - we had an incredible day learning about all things 'railway.' The day started with a trip on the train from Sudbury Railway Station through to Chappel and Wakes Colne. It was the first trip on a train for three of us!

We spent the rest of the day mesmerised by the mechanics of the steam engines, pulling the levers in the signal boxes and dressing up as Victorians. Porters moved the luggage, children were weighed and 'First Class' was enjoyed! Bridges were crossed, crossings were opened and lunch was devoured. The day was finished off in the engine shed, with a viewing of Toby, Percy and  Thomas the Tank Engine!

    

  

    

  

 

11.02.22

How do you eat yours? That was the title of our first RE lesson on the Hinduism concept of Moksha. Owls learned about the belief that Hindus must follow a pathway to break the cycle of birth-death-rebirth in order to reunite with God.

They learned: 'There are hundreds of paths up the mountain to God, all leading to the same place, so the pathway you take does not matter. The only person wasting time is the one who runs around the mountain telling everyone his or her path is wrong.'

The children used their eggs as a metaphor - it didn't matter which way they chose to eat it, ultimately, they all had the same goal - to eat it!

 

 

09.02.22

Owls put their artistic skills to the test by creating printing blocks and using them to make abstract prints. Firstly, the children drew an observational drawing of a model steam engine. Next, they used a viewfinder to find their favourite sections of their drawings and created templates from these. Then they made a series of block prints from Styrofoam, cardboard and string. Finally, they enjoyed the process of creating block prints on fabric and paper, and monoprints using paper on porcelain tiles. They were most impressed with their fabric prints  - we had lots of 'WOW' moments!

    

20.01.22

As part of our current English unit, 'Float,' Owls brought in their snuggly blankets and enjoyed a blissful hot chocolate with fluffy cream and squidgy marshmallows. They all found a comfy spot and brainstormed descriptive vocabulary for their next sentence stacking session, where a drenched, dishevelled young boy arrives home to find the warmth of a soft, cosy blanket and a sweet hot chocolate.