We've now completed our first full week back at St. Giles and it has been absolutely fantastic to see everyone back at school. We've done A LOT of hand washing and sanitising, which seems to takes lots of time, but it's worth it just to see all the children back in their classrooms and to welcome some new faces, not just in Reception, but across the school too.

We've some new topics to learn about. This is what we've been up to.

Classes 1 & 2

Wow what a lovely week we have had!  Firstly, we would like to say a huge well done to all of the Infant children on a super first full week at school.  Also, we would like to make a special mention to our new Receptions who have settled in marvellously! 

We have had great fun starting our new topic, 'Let's explore!'  We have been exploring our classrooms, outdoor classroom and our school grounds.  Earlier in the week, Year 1 and Year 2 made 'wind checkers' as part of our weather topic in science, unfortunately, there wasn't a great deal of wind when we made them, but the children had fun charging around.  As a special treat for spending their first full day at school on Friday, Class 1 had lots of fun making and chasing bubbles.

Well done everyone!

Class 3

Class 3 have settled back into school life so well you would hardly think most of them haven't been at school for 6 months! They have been working hard on learning about place value in 3 and 4 digit numbers and learning about biographies. Also, they have been learning the biography of Augustus Caesar, the first Roman Emperor, and they practised by writing the start of a biography about someone they know or admire. YouTubers and family members made a big appearance! Mrs Holanda dressed up as a Roman Emperor and we played 'Emperor says' to get into the Roman mood before learning all about life in Ancient Rome. We even managed a visit to a 'museum' in our school hall!

Class 4

Just as for Class 3, it feels like we haven't had a long break from school. Everyone has settled down and cracked on as if they'd never been away!

In Class 4 we have travelled back in time to 1348, when the country was gripped by another epidemic - the Black Death. Introduced to the country by fleas carried by rats, we have learned what the symptoms are and have begun to explore how it was treated. More of that to come in the coming weeks. We have really been able to empathise with how people at the time must have felt about the disease, and it has given us an opportunity to explore how the current situation has made us feel too.

As it was rats that brought the infected fleas into Britain, the children were challenged to created a realistic rat over the summer holidays. Here are some of their fantastic creations.

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