In RE, Pearl class have been investigating our topic of Holy Week. On Tuesday afternoon, we worked on creating freeze frames based on two bible stories – the Last Supper and the Garden of Gethsemane. We needed to be creative in the way that we became our characters. We needed to think about our body language and facial expressions to show how each character was feeling and to help make it clear which character was which. Many of us chose to include Jesus and Judas in our freeze frames as well as another disciple. Some of us were surprised to find out about the disciples in the garden of Gethsemane. Some of them fell asleep even though Jesus asked them to keep watch and they all left him when he was arrested.
Can you guess who each person is supposed to be?
Written by Pearl Class
In Year Three we have been exploring the life cycle of a volcano in our ‘Earth Rocks’ Learning Adventure. After making papier mache volcanoes, we then created the lava by combining vinegar and bicarbonate of soda to create an acid and alkali reaction .
Below are some photos from the actual eruption event!
Alongside this, the children have been writing some brilliant formal recounts about the process. Below is Hollie’s writing in it’s draft form. We are so proud of Hollie because, not only has she written a very engaging piece, but she has worked extremely hard on her targets, as have so many in Year Three.
We hope you are as impressed as we are!
A group of students from Christ Church CE Primary & Nursery Academy were invited to attend an award ceremony at Hastings Museum this week. The children received the award from Historic England and this is the link to the article published in the Hastings & St Leonards Observer.
On Tuesday 20th November 2018, Year 4 went to Hastings Mosque.
When we arrived we had to take our shoes and socks off to be respectful, and some of the girls wore headscarves to show respect to the Imam. We had a tour of the Mosque and then we drew pictures of some of the features that we spotted.
We found it really interesting that the carpet in the mosque was designed so that when the Muslims are praying there they are automatically facing towards Mecca. There were also lots of clocks to remind the Muslims when their prayers (they pray 5 times a day!) have to take place.
The Mosque building itself used to be a school, but was bought by the Muslim community in Hastings 30 years ago and converted into a place of worship.
Whilst there we also learned that the men and women pray in separate rooms.
The special carpet in the Mosque.
A huge collection of Qurans!
The special clock with reminds worshippers of the prayer times.
Jaxon re enacting a Muslim prayer using a Quran and the special carpet.
Here are some pictures of Coral class decorating the cookies that we made for the Christmas Enterprise Fair.
The children really hope you enjoyed eating the biscuits as much as they enjoyed decorating them!