This half-term, we've been exploring different scenarios in which children need to stay safe online. Here is a fun game that will help your children to think about different scenarios in which they'd need to consider how best to be safe online. The Parents' Guide can help you to talk to your children about the types of scenarios that they might come across in the game.
We also found that some children were unaware of the PEGI ratings for videogames. These are really important for parents when choosing games for your children and for children to be aware of as they begin to manage their own content.
To start out new topic 'The Classics: Greece and Rome' Y4 participated in a range of different activities learning all about the ancient Greeks.
First, they read about wreaths and the Olympic flame and why they had such a significance to the ancient Greeks. The children then made wreaths to wear all day and and Olympic torch to use in the afternoon.
The children then read the myth Medusa and discussed other myth and legends and their similarities. From this they then made their own mythical creatures using a combination of animals.
During the afternoon, the children rotated around three different activities.
1) Tasting foods the Greeks had/have such as pomegranate seeds, anchovies, olives, hummus, tzatziki, pita bread dipped in olive oil and feta cheese.
2) Looking at and discussing artifacts we borrowed from Weston Park Museum.
3) Taking part in a mini-Olympics where the children could compete in shot put, javelin and relays. The teams competed against each other and measured the distance of their throws. Here the children could encourage each other using their Olympic torches.
What a fantastic day to kick start our new topic!