For Terms 3 and 4 the Year Three children were invited to choose any period of history that particularly interested them. There was no right or wrong way to present their learning, just to find out something new and share that with their friends. The children and their families certainly worked hard! Some children chose to gain a deeper understanding of the topics we'd been learning in the school day by researching more about the Stone Age, Romans and life during World War Two, some children had family members who flew aircraft and took part in the battles!
All term, Year 6 have been working hard at home to create a musical instrument of their choice, inspired by our Brazilian topic. As well as this, they designed and made their very own carnival mask using colours, styles and patterns from the Brazilian culture.
Tuesday 27th March – Chessington trip
Yesterday, despite the rain and the early start, we set off for Chessington - full of excitement and in high spirits, only to be damped by the usual rush hour traffic! However, we still made it in good time and were soon parked and off the bus, raring to see the animals! First stop was the amazing underwater world complete with sharks, rays and starfish (among others). Staying on an aquatic theme, we toured the penguins and fell in love with their laid-back approach to us visitors.
Leaving the high seas, we walked straight into a demonstration of a beautiful owl, expertly handled by his handler. Hot on his tail with his handler and keen to model just how dextrous he is, was a racoon! Who knew they were so clever?
Well done to all children at HBJS on Friday for taking part in National Skipping Day.
The Drama Club’s contribution to the production of Julius Caesar at The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury was a roaring success! The children had been working hard in rehearsals and this was evident in their confident performances on stage. On the actual day of the performance, the children had the opportunity to rehearse the technical aspects of the play with the live projection feed of the ghost of Caesar, props and using the steps that were part of the staging.