Snowball Maths

On Wednesday, we didn’t let the snow and freezing temperatures stop our learning.

This half term we have been looking at measurement in our maths learning. On Wednesday, we braved the snow and cold to complete some snowball maths. We worked in pairs to throw snowballs and then measured the distance they travelled using a range of different measuring instruments. We then added the distance of each throw together to find the overall length of our throws.

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Superstar Swimmer

Congratulations to this person who was recognised by our swimming teachers as having an astounding attitude to her swimming.

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Road Safety Week 3

This morning we had our third and final road safety session. Today we were learning how to cross at a junction and busy roads.

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It’s really important to practice the skills we have learnt whenever we are crossing roads. Through our road safety sessions we have learnt how to choose a safer place to cross, how to cross the road if there isn’t a safe place to cross and how to cross at a junction and busy roads. We have really enjoyed our road safety sessions and our certificates will be arriving soon.

Road Safety Week 2

This morning Sapphire Class had our second road safety lesson. This week we were learning how to cross safely between two parked cars.

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It’s really important that we continue to practice the skills we have learnt whenever we are crossing roads. We cannot wait for our next road safety session next week, where we will be learning more ways to cross the road safely.

Road Safety Week 1

This week, Sapphire Class had our first road safety lesson. On Thursday, we learnt how to find a safe place to cross the road, check that it is safe to cross and finally cross the road safely in a straight line.

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It’s really important to practice the skills we have learnt whenever we are crossing roads. We cannot wait for our next road safety session, where we will be learning how to cross the road even if there isn’t a safe place to cross.

 

Athenian Democracy

This afternoon, Sapphire Class we were learning about Athenian Democracy. Athenian Democracy originated in the Greek city-state of Athens and is the first known democracy of the world.

First, we decided on our Boule. The Boule was a council of 500 people appointed to run daily affairs of the city. For our Boule we appointed three members.

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Then, we had to vote on three laws put forward by members of the Boule. However, not everyone was allowed to vote. Women, slaves and citizens from foreign countries were not allowed to vote in an Athenian Democracy. In Ancient Greece citizens would use coloured pebbles to vote, in Sapphire Class we used coloured paper.

The laws we voted on were:

All people must complete five hours physical exercise a day. (18 for, 11 against)

Citizens must pray at the Parthenon four times a day. (10 for, 19 against)

To celebrate the victory in the war against Athens all citizens must attend a three day party with free food and drink. (28 for, 1 against)

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Another aspect of Athenian Democracy was that Athenians could vote to ostracise their leader if they wished. Unfortunately, Sapphire class voted to ostracise Mr Little and appoint a new leader as we decided Mr Little was a Tyrant!!

We really enjoyed learning about Athenian Democracy.