Today we were visited by Ben, Africa and Jane, who are all rangers at Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. They came into school to talk to the children about various aspects of life and work in Uganda. In the morning they talked to the lower school about the differences in living in a hot climate compared to the UK. They also took this morning’s assembly where they talked about all the different animals that live in the National Park.
At lunchtime the rangers had lunch with the children the hall. Africa told Mr Stanley that although they really like British food they did sneak over some African food with them. Sam W and Isobel gave the rangers a tour of the school in the afternoon before the rangers spoke to the children about conservation issues and answered questions. Africa, Ben and Jane left to a huge round of applause and we thank them for all their time and hard work throughout the day. We hope to see them back at Liss Junior School one day soon.
Africa, Jane and Ben talked about conservation issues
The rangers were happy to answer questions
Africa eating lunch with Year 5 & 6 boys
The girls were fascinated by Jane and wanted to chat
There were plenty of questions for Ben at lunchtime.
Wenlock & Mandeville have made a return visit to Class AS this week to see what the children have been getting up to in their after school clubs. On Monday they dropped in on Ben’s football training while on Wednesday the mascots had a very busy day by attending Abi E and Lily’s football training before moving on to Lily’s gymnastics.
Check in later in the week to see what else they’ve been up to.
The Ancient Olympic Games
Studying the Olympic games gives you an opportunity to take a look at a popular event. This will show you When it happened,what happened and where it happened.
The events of the Olympics were some of the most exiting things of the year. The following events took place foot race,chariot race, wrestling, boxing, long jump and last of all javelin.
In 776BC the prizes for the Olympics Games were not medals as we see it now. Instead the prizes were money.
Historical evidence tells us that the Olympic games happened every four years in honour of the ancient god, Zeus.
Woman who were married weren’t supposed to go to the Ancient Olympic Games. Some sources don’t agree at all about woman entering the Olympics.
The Olympic Games is one of the most popular events of the year . In our days some things have stayed the same such javelin and sprinting and some things have moved on.
This term in dance we have been looking at Theseus and the Minotaur. Each week we have created, practised and evaluated a different part of the dance, then today we put it all together and performed it as a whole.
There are six scenes to the dance:
1) King Aegeus choosing the victims for the Minotaur
2) The journey across the sea to Crete
3) Entering the labyrinth
4) Fighting the Minotaur
5) Exiting the labyrinth and leaving Ariadne on Naxos
6) Returning home and the suicide of Aegeus.
The children worked in four groups:
1) Alex M, Oliver, Alex C, Jack, Josh NB, Elias and Cameron
2) Elyse, Katie, Lily, Kirsten, Charlotte, Susie, Abi E and Abi P
3) Will R, Will C, Will W, James, Ben, Harry, Korban and Jake
4) John, Emma, Madeleine, Lucy, Eve, Josh F, Georgina and Emily
All files can be played with Quicktime
Theseus & the Minotaur Group 1
Theseus & the Minotaur Group 2
Theseus & The Minotaur Group 3
Theseus & the Minotaur Group 4