Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Blackberry picking

The sun is shining this afternoon as the whole school and an army of willing helpers set off to go blackberry picking round the village. 
We are going to use the blackberries to make cakes to sell at the Macmillan coffee morning.
We hope you can come and join in on Friday morning.
Thank you to all the grown-ups who helped us today.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Marvin Wanted More Maths Cafe

This morning we held our second maths cafe. Thank you to all the parents and governors who came to join in the fun.

Decorating Marvin biscuits.

Making a topiary tree.

Painting the whole world! 

Building Great Britain using salt dough.

Making a mountain using a square based pyramid net and covering it with moss.

These two are very pleased with their finished Marvin biscuits.

The tree is coming along nicely...

Just who is having the most fun here?

Coastal erosion?

Lakes and mountains. 

Pompoms do take ages but they are worth the effort.

Um, I think you have already made one of these!

There are some strange looking sheep in Tivetshall today!

Determination, concentration, an engineer of the future?

You're not thinking of putting feta cheese on your rich tea biscuit, are you?

Yummy, they are obviously good enough to eat.

We held a feta cheese tasting survey. 19 people took part. Only 2 people did not like the taste or smell and would not like to eat it again. 9 people had eaten it before. Most people were surprised to find out that it is made using sheep's (or goat's) milk. 

This is what happens when you try liquorice for the first time!

A very busy bunch being helped by a parent with hidden talents!

A lumpy bumpy Great Britain. 

Yes, I know you're going to eat these, but how long can you resist temptation!?!

A lake for Marvin to gulp.

Knitting and nattering. 

Even the younger brothers and sisters got stuck in and tried out lots of activities.

Oh dear!

You really persevered with this and could even remember the name of the shape at the end of the day. Well done. 

Some maths games. 

We tried quilling and found it surprisingly easy and effective. 

Another topiary tree in the making. 

"Err, where did you say Wales is?"

Go on, have another one! 

Needless to say, the food activities were very popular and more have been requested for next time...

Monday, 11 November 2013

Remembrance Service at Tivetshall Ruined Church

The whole school walked to the ruined church to attend the Service of Remembrance.
Otter has captured a scene from the service. I like the way you have drawn people facing different directions.

Canary has also drawn a picture for us.

This is Fish's picture.

Monday, 14 October 2013

We walked to the church.

This afternoon we walked to the church.

Nelson spotted a gargoyle.

Eden saw the organ.
Mrs Fletcher pointed out the different parts of the church. Mrs Lee also helped us look around the church. We think the church pews are around 500 years old. Henry Tudor changed churches to be Protestant churches. 
We looked at the tympanum.
We remembered how the church used to have a rood screen but it was taken away a long time ago. 
Then we split into class groups. Class 1 took a good look at the special parts of the church. We found the altar.
We sat on the pews. 
Aiden told us about stained glass windows
We found the lectern and Bible. We saw the candle holders.

We found the pulpit. 


Elizabeth told us that her brother was christened at this font.

What is usually found in the font?

We think we spotted some sleeping bats on the ceiling...

Before we left Mrs fletcher showed us some special items. The silver cup is 400 years old.
The silver plate is called a paten, it is used for the bread.

There is a smaller chalice and paten which could be taken to people who are too ill to travel to church.

There is a mini font which can be used in the same way.

We would like to say thank you to all the helpers who came with us today.

Some things to think about:
1. What is a gargoyle?
2. Why do we need candles in this church?
3. The organ has to be pumped with something to make it work, what is it?
4. What is usually found in the font?
5. What do we put in the special silver cup? What is the name given to this silver cup?
6. What was used to pour the Holy Water over the baby's head in the font?
Get blogging if you think you can answer these questions!