2017/18 Term 6
We buckled up and put on our sunglasses, as we went on a road trip across the good old US of A! Using map skills, we navigated our way around some of the most famous landmarks, met the Iroquois tribe and, of course, celebrated Independence Day!
What a journey Canadian Bears had! From independently creating non-chronological reports to line dancing, the term was action packed. We wrote our own pledges about being a Canadian Bear, linked to the American pledge of allegiance.
In addition to our fabulous topic, we had a whole school science week, ‘Face your Fears’ and ‘Fix and Repair’ Jubilee University.
Our home learning:
Canadian Bears were asked to display their creative flare by creating an American themed piece of art work that could be used to decorate our class. The children didn’t disappoint!
Face your fears!
As part of our Jubilee University week, we covered the theme of Face your Fears. As part of our learning, we had a military assault course morning with soldiers from Maidstone Barracks. During this time, we were able to try army-rationing food, experiment with Cam Cream and take part in a physical challenge! It was great fun! Mr Joubert, one of our governors, also joined us for the morning.
Mr Joubert –School Governor
We also went to Leeds Castle where we faced our fears in the maze! We set ourselves a challenge to see which group were the fastest.
Miss Liddicoat’s team: 5 minutes 49 seconds
Miss Hodgson’s team: 6 minutes 32 seconds
Mrs Longley’s team – 4 minutes 14 seconds (but we were reliably informed that one member knew the route and had completed it many times…!)
Visit to Mont Calm Care Home
On Tuesday 17th July, we visited Mont Calm Care Home. We performed two pieces of performance poetry and sang one of our favourite assembly songs, ‘Deep Cries Out’. We baked fairy cakes and Thomas’s world famous, cheese and vegetable muffins! They were received very well!
If you would like to hear our favourite song, you can find it by clicking on the following link:
Canadian Bear Memories:
As we came to the end of our Canadian Bear journey, some of us reflected on our last year.
Take a look …