Class 4 had a fantastic morning planting trees at the new Hempsted Forest (old recycling centre). We walked down from school and planted over 60 trees between us. We talked about how to dig the hole, how far the roots needed to go down and then how to cover it back up again with a mixture of compost and soil. The children worked so hard and had great fun doing it! What a privilege to be the first children to plant trees down there and now we can watch them grow for lots of years to come.

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In RE we have been looking at baptism. We talked about the significance of water and what it meant to us. We came up with lots of words that we associate with water; life-giving, refreshing, hydrating, fun, energising, cleansing. We then went out and wrote the words in chalk in creative writing. After that we chose our favourite words and washed away the others. 

 

Class 4 are learning about different monarchs who have had an impact on British History and, so far, have studied William the Conqueror and King John. We enjoyed making our own Magna Carta (The Great Charter) that is still part of our English Law today. We had an area of the classroom set up as Runnymede (area near London) to sign and seal each handmade Magna Carta, just like King John did on 12th June 1215.

We have been reading 'Wolves in the Walls' and really enjoyed acting out the wolves' mischievous plans!