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As part of their Spring Watch topic, Year 4 went out into the Secret Garden this morning, in the first bit of sunshine in weeks on the hunt for some little shelled creatures to take part in a snail race in a warm up for the Olympics. In groups of three, they designed and decorated their race tracks to help entice the critters to the finish line and to try and prevent them from changing lanes. We couldn’t find that many snails in the garden so either the birds are doing their job brilliantly or the rain washed them all away! However, a couple of races took place and the only one to make it to the finishing line was Mattie’s. The rest either didn’t move quickly enough or tried to escape the track. Something for everyone to try again at home when they’ve got more time. Things to think…
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Before Half Term Mr Gillam asked us all to have a look for any items of historical interest we may have at home. He asked us to bring in any examples along with the story behind them. The best examples would then be submitted to the BBC’s History of the World website. You can see the five most interesting objects below or click on the link to view them on the BBC’s webpage.
This morning Mr Seymour led a very powerful assembly during which he told us about his Great Grandfather’s experiences of fighting in the trenches during the First World War. He described how the soldiers reacted when peace was declared on the 11th November. The men from both sides slowly emerged from their trenches and no-one knew who had won. Mr Seymour asked us to consider what it must have felt like to have fought desperately for months and then to not even know who was victorious.
This half term you will be using a program called 2DIY to create your own platform game in the style of Super Mario Bros.
Today I want you to explore the program for yourself. Remember, you will be creating a platform game.