Autumn term summary

In November Year 4 were lucky enough to take part in two special days. The first as part of National Bullying Week, working with a Theatre Group exploring cyberbullying issues, groups then performed their mini sketches to the rest of the school in the afternoon.

In November, Year 4 had a wonderful Tudor Day experiencing what it would have been like to be a child in the reign of Henry VIII.  Parents went to a lot of trouble sourcing or making fantastic costumes. Children made candles, leather bookmarks, painted lockets, visited the apothecary to make potions and lotions to relieve their ailments. They even made scented purses to ward off unpleasant smells!  The Master led a hunt for rats and beasts which drummed up great excitement in the Jubilee Garden. In the afternoon we enjoyed a wonderful Tudor Banquet  swigging from goblets and eating cheese, fruit and bread whilst different groups of children learnt to entertain or ‘serve’ the King by singing, dancing or performing plays. Many parents gave their time generously to make the day the best it could be so our thanks go out to them for their support.

In December, as part of our Local History topic and as a forerunner to our Hertford Museum trip in January, we went for a walk around Bengeo learning about the first people who built their homes and churches here. We found out why Holy Trinity needed to be built, we saw The Pest House where the cure for small pox was discovered and the original The year got off to a great start and we are looking forward to many more treats in 2014.