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This week the whole school has been introduced to their new topics. These include:

the Tudors for years 5 & 6; Ancient Egypt for years 3 & 4 and Jungles for years 1 & 2.

by Emma and Anya

This week the whole school has been introduced to their new topics. These include:

the Tudors for years 5 & 6; Ancient Egypt for years 3 & 4 and Jungles for years 1 & 2.

Many people in the school, including the teachers, are exceedingly looking forward to what the new topics will bring. We have spoken to a group of year 6 students and they are equally excited for the new topic, although they have one exception…DON’T PAIR UP THE GIRLS WITH THE BOYS FOR THE TUDOR DANCING!

As year 3 and 4 are learning about ancient Egypt, they have learnt how to wrap a mummy, make pharaoh headdresses and used hieroglyphics (the language used in ancient Egypt). Miss McDonnell, the teacher in year 4, said that she thinks the children will love the new topic.

To make the first day back fun, all the teachers in KS2 dressed up to fit in with the new subjects, such as: Miss McDonnell who dressed up as a pharaoh; Miss Harris who dressed up as Henry VIII and Mr Coe who dressed as a man would in the Tudor age.

As well as dressing up, there is an extremely gruesome secret between the teachers of years 3 and 4…We went behind the scenes of Monarch class to uncover a secret that you are about to discover.  When behind the scenes, Mr Van Loo revealed to us that the lungs he used in the mummification process were real cow lungs! He got his supplies from a nearby butcher and he also used lambs liver.

Whilst KS2 are basing their topics on history, KS1 are learning about the jungle, a fun and easy topic for the younger ones. Down in the jungle, the teachers of KS1 are basing the lessons on a variety of music-to make sounds of animals and poems-using rhyming words and role-play.

To conclude, all the teachers hope that the children will like their new topics, and just so you know, they all loved dressing up!!!

By Emma and Anya