Blog 5th April

Sorry for the lack of posts for the last couple of weeks, end of term madness as well as illness has slowed things down a little bit.  Hopefully a restful Easter break will put us all back on course for a fun filled summer term.
 
A few highlights from the last few weeks has of course been our trip to the Grace Darling Museum in Bamburgh.  We hopped on the public service bus, where members of the public commented on how well we were behaving and how excited we must be to get on the bus, and travelled for 30 minutes to Bamburgh.  We made our way to the museum and acted out the story using full costume.  The staff at the museum were amazed at how much we already knew about Grace Darling, including remembering what Grace's Mum was called!  
 
After the museum we ate our lunch, visited the Grace Darling memorial, found the house in which she grew up and died as well as leaving enough time for a play in the park before hopping back on the bus to come back to school.  What better setting for a play in the park than with Bamburgh Castle in the background.  The children loved it and were a credit to Embleton Primary school with their impeccable behaviour. 
 
We have also been using clay to make a model Coble, the boat in which Grace carried out the rescue, playing number bonds games, trying to move to the beat of the music, Easter crafts, using the computer to type out the mesages for our Easter cards as well as singing some Easter songs.
 
In our maths lessons we have been looking at length, height, weight and capacity.  We have been using lots of mathematical language to go with them too such as longer, shorter, taller, heavier, lighter, full, half full, as well as comparing them to each other.
 
We wrote diaries in English from Mr. Grinlings point of view to finish off our topic on The Lighthouse Keepers's Lunch.
 
I hope you all have a lovely Easter, making sure you have lots of family time (and chocolate!) but please don't forget to do some reading as well as some of the other activities in your homework folders.
 
See you after the holidays.