Kings and Queens
Our topic for this half term has been based on Kings and Queens. We have focussed upon Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. We were lucky enough to have a history box full of objects to tell us more about the lives and times of the queens. Of course one of the best bits of having the box was being able to dress up!
The crown jewels
As part of our topic we had a very close look at some of the amazing treasures that belong to the royals. We chose some crowns and orbs to make observational drawings of and then we used pastels to add colour and detail. We think Queen Elizabeth would be very impressed!
Our royal connections
We thought about what it would be like to be king or queen and decided that we would quite like the job, especially being able to tell people what to do! But we also know that the queen works really hard and we were not sure if we could keep up with all her jobs, especially with all the letters that she has to read and answer.
So we decided to write to the queen and tell her a little bit about ourselves and ask her a few questions, such as what do her corgis like to eat and which is her favourite hat. We have posted our letter and are hoping that a reply comes soon. We have even invited her to come and visit our school so who knows what might happen...!
It was with great excitement on Friday 16th June that we all came to school in a wonderful array of camouflage ready for a morning of exciting activities. The arrival of the Chinook on the school field started off the fun and we then experienced a wide range of activities, from making and testing paper aeroplanes to practising our marching skills and having our faces painted ready to hide in the woods! When asked what was their favourite activity the children's answer was all of it!!
New Forest Wildlife Park
Our trip to the New Forest Wildlife Park gave us a wonderful opportunity to experience a wide range of wildlife set amongst a beautiful woodland. Our guide for the day, Leila, told us all about the animals and birds that were there and she was very impressed with our knowledge and questions. The otters were definitely one of the favourites. The huge otters were very noisy and playful and the little ones were very entertaining, juggling their stones and chasing each other. It was lovely to see the deer wandering about and we even got a glimpse of the lynx as she prowled around in the trees.