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A glimpse of what the Juniors are doing at Polam Hall School

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Year 4 Ancient Greek Olympics


Year 4 have been learning about Ancient Greece and organised and participated in their own Olympic games.Each group was named after an Ancient Greek City state and the children wore their team’s colour to show support for their team. 


The children competed in 4 events: running, long jump, javelin and discus. All of these events were taken from the original Olympics held by the Ancient Greeks!


The winning group was Argos, with Corinth and Olympia coming second and third respectively.


All children participated and put in an amazing effort. I am really proud of the way the children cheered on their teams and supported each other.

Miss Hopper

Year 3 Mesolithic (Middle Stone Age) Workshop On Friday 16 March, Jane Miller, the Education Officer at Berwick Museum, and Mr Bowden, father of Monty and Kit, visited the Junior School to present a workshop about the Stone and Bronze Ages The Year 3 pupils used their knowledge of the Stone Age and the Bronze Age to ask questions and take part in an archaeological dig. They found two skeletons and used the evidence in the grave to make decisions about their lives. They deduced that the people lived during the Bronze Age because they found a clay beaker. Beakers were brought to the British Isles by people from Europe called the ‘Beaker people’ who made and decorated distinct beakers from clay. Using trowels, the children also found sewing needles made from animal bone and flint arrowheads. Afterwards, Holly and Liam enacted the part of a Bronze Age burial and together with artefacts to accompany them on their journey to the afterlife, flowers were laid by their sides. Everyone had a fantastic time and it was so valuable to see the term’s learning put into such a vibrant context. A huge thank you to Jane and Mr Bowden.

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