Year 4 - Italy
Welcome to Italy class. We are in Year 4 and our teacher is Miss Wild. Miss Maxam, Mrs Fortescue and Miss Steedman are our Teaching Assistants.
Last week some children from Year 3 and Year 4 were chosen to represent Browick Road at the Canary Fives football tournament held at the The Norwich City Community Sports Foundation venue, The Nest, in Horsford. We took part in lots of 5-a-side matches against other schools and although we didn't bring back the trophy we still had a fun day. The children all supported each other with enthusiasm and lots of goals were scored. We even had the opportunity to see the Championship cup won by Norwich City at the end of the season.
One of the jobs of the monks was to copy books. They used illuminated letters to add decorative touches to their work. The word illumination comes from the Latin word illuminare meaning 'light up' The monks used colourful inks to decorate the first letter on the page or paragraph. They also often used gold or silver leaf too.
This week the class had a very informative trip to Norwich Cathedral where we learnt many things, for example did you know that a cathedral houses the cathedra which is the Bishop's Throne. Originally the cathedral was also a monastry and the monks living there were Bendictine monks, also known as the Black Monks who took a vow of silence. We learnt about a typical day in the monks life and some of the different jobs they would do. We had a walk through the cathedral and the cloisters (which are the largest in the country) and saw where the monks sat and played 'nine men's morris'.
In the afternoon we visited the garden and collected some herbs for a herb bag and practised writing with a feather quill. It was a very informative and fun filled day.
Last week Year 4 welcomed their grown ups in to join us for our latest Science Cafe. We have learnt some new words: Herbivore, Omnivore and Carnivore and were thinking about different animals and which of these they were. Our first activity was to construct a food chain thinking about what the different animals ate and then we chose an animal and researched some facts about it. We finished off with a story...
Everybody enjoyed it.