Horrible History News

As part of our Ancient Greece topic, we have been looking at how the Ancient Greeks have impacted on our lives in 2017.

To share our learning with others, we created our own Horrible History News – just like they have on TV!

Michael with Frankie co-speaking:

Jayden D:


Before we could film, we had to work out what to say.  Here are the play scripts to match the films:

Michael’s play script: 

Jayden D’s play script:

Darcy’s play script:

I’m sure you’ll agree that we have some very talented news reporters in Team 7!


On Wednesday 27th September, Mr Higginbotham talked to us all about e-Safety.

We learned the six rules of Online Safety;

1. Keep your personal information safe online.
2. People you meet online are strangers.
3. Be kind to other people online, just like you would in the playground or classroom.
4. Ask permission to go onto new websites.
5. Do not share photos or videos of others, without their permission.
6. If you get that “Uh, oh” feeling of butterflies in your tummy when you are online, tell an adult, straight away.

Mr Higginbotham even gave us this rules sheet to take home. He told us to put it somewhere where we could keep looking at it to remind us of the rules for how to be safe online.

We watched the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjfXzYbtX3Q to see Connor Maynard and his brother Jack doing a ‘Psychic reading’ using the power of Social Media. The children were amazed that within a few seconds of getting someones name, the team behind the scenes were able to get lots of information about the members of the public, like which school they went to, what they used to look like (from profile pictures) and what types of music they liked. It was an important reminder that our ‘digital footprint’ can always follow us. It is even more important to remember that the legal minimum age for all Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Musical.ly, etc.), is 13 years old! So none of the children at our school should be registered to these websites in their own name.

Don’t forget, we invite parents into our eSafety sessions once per term, so look out for a letter about the next one in the new year.

Superstar Homework!


Reza decided how much he would charge his soldiers for their equipment.  He then calculated how much the equipment would cost.

Matthew created a job advertisement Spartan warrior. With this poster, he’s sure to attract the best warrior in Ancient Greece.

Alekss showed us that he would fit right in if he lived in Athens. They were very clever and created lots of numbers to work with.  Do you notice anything different about their numbers?


Portals from the Past workshop

On Monday, we had a very exciting day! An Athenian came to visit!

After being History Detectives, we took part in a quiz.  We had to gather information about the Ancient Greeks.

We acted out Theseus and the Minotaur: Michael was a great hero when he played Theseus.

We were part of a democracy when we were allowed to vote.

We were very frightened when the warrior charged at us spear. Mrs Ingram told us that the shield was incredibly heavy.

Our afternoon with The Dog’s Trust

This afternoon, The Dog’s Trust came in to Team 7 to talk to us about being responsible dog owners.


We learned:

🐶 There’s no such thing as a “dangerous dog”. – humans make them dangerous or safe.

🐶 Dogs need dog food – do not feed them human food because some human food is poisonous to dogs.

🐶If you want to train your dog, then you should show them what to do.  If they do the trick, then you should give them a treat.

🐶Dogs need to be walked twice a day.

🐶All dogs need to wear a tag attached to their collar or their harness so that they can be returned to their owner.  If owners don’t put a tag on their dog, they are breaking the law.  Dogs also need to be chipped.

Keaton, Sonila and Tyrese volunteered to show us how to train a dog.

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Mo found Miss Shepherd’s chair very comfortable.


The money that we spent at the cake sale this week is being donated to The Dog’s Trust.



Roald Dahl Week

Last week we had an exciting visitor in school who performed a selection of sections from Roald Dahl books.

Our favourite parts were when he fed  Miss Shepherd some of George’s Marvelous Medicine and also when he scared us all with The Witches.

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Thank you to all our adults who came to our e-safety session.

Team 7 were really clever at spotting risky parts of an online profile and creating ways to stay safe online.

One of the ways to stay safe is to use a profile picture that isn’t a photo of yourself. Instead of a photo, you could use a funny picture.

In our Green Time we created profile pictures.  Remember to download them Team 7 so that you can use them at home. Here they are:

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