It was so lovely to see all the children in their book character costumes for our Book Character Day. We all really enjoyed the visit from local author Chris Quelch who shared his stories with us. He explained how he gets the ideas for his wonderful stories and how his books are created with his amazing illustrator, Zoe McCabe.
Watch this space for details of Oak Class' Book Character Day.....!
We went on a 'welly walk' to investigate which plants grow in our school grounds.
Oak Class travelled back to Mediaeval times to be hosted by Lady Eleanor in her castle as they waited anxiously for the news about the knights who have left to aid King Stephen in his battle to protect his claim to the throne…..
To fill their time, the children learned some of the different trades and pastimes from that era.
They had the opportunity to make soap perfumed with flowers and herbs, they painted illuminated letters and crushed charcoal to make ink for their quill pens. They made a clay gargoyle to keep wicked spirits away from the castle and used their skills to make a clay cresset lamp. They had a go at embossing a leather archery fingerguard as well as braiding and practising their weaving skills.
After a busy morning, they received some good news about the battle, so planned and practised for a celebration in the afternoon. The day was rounded off with a wonderful feast with entertainment from jesters, jugglers, actors, and jousters.
The day was a huge success thanks to the wonderful opportunities provided by History off the Page and all the fantastic parent helpers we had. It was so nice to finally provide this kind of experience for the children after all the restrictions of the last couple of years. Thank you also to the PTA for part funding this event. We are sure the children will remember it for a long time to come!
Following the Parents' Meeting on 1st February 2022 here are the slides and documents shared in the Zoom session. A recording of the Zoom meeting can be found under the Video Resource Center.