Today all the children came in non uniform to raise money for our Zany Zebra. They dressed in either stripes or black and white and brought in donations towards the cost of the zebra. Later this term, there will be a competition to design Calmore Junior School's zebra. Eventually, this zebra will be part of the Southampton's Zany Zebra Trail in 2016.
Year 3 in Rockbourne Roman Villa in Fordingbridge
Here we are at Rockbourne Roman villa where we discovered what life was like in a Roman villa. There were some fascinating facts: the Romans brought under floor heating to Britain (called a hypocaust); they used oil and garlic to disguise the smell of their sweaty feet; they didn't use soap but they liked to keep clean by covering themselves with oil and then scraping the dirt off (or at least have their slaves scrape the dirt off!). Worst still, they re-used their oily sweat!
Murphy the Reading Dog's Blog 12 May
Today I was with Year 3 and first of all, I heard about a Squirrel in the School. As soon as I heard the title, I leaped to my feet and started to look up in the trees - but there weren't any trees. Not inside school. There weren't any squirrels either, though I looked very hard.
Then I heard about The Booming Boots of Joey Jones, and guess what? Guess what? The football coach's name was Mr Murphy! The same as me! Except he was a teacher, not a dog.
Next up was Horrid Henry's Birthday Party, and everything that Henry had decided to have on his birthday menu his Mum said was unhealthy, and was just junk food. I wonder if he persuaded her to see his point of view. I know what food I'd have on my birthday - biscuits and bones, and lots of 'em! And steak too ... mmmmmmmmm, I love steak ... but no chips cos they get stuck in my throat.
I had a story about a stunt bunny racer, and another about Alex the fashion reporter fairy, and then suddenly, it was time to go!
See you next time!
Murphy the Reading's Dog Blog 6 May 2015
Year 4 today - woo hoo!
First up was a story about Colin the clumsy kitten who bumped into a table leg. Oh dear! Then I heard Diary of a Wimpy Kid who kept nibbling bits of the gingerbread house his mum had made for Christmas. I don't understand eating just bits. I'd eat the whole lot - woof! - and it's gone!
Then I learned how to do magic tricks with handkerchiefs and special hidden pockets. Mmmmmm, just think, you could magic up extra dog treats in a special hidden pocket. That sounds good!
Later, I heard some amazing Terribly True Shark Stories, and finally the bit in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone where Hagrid looks after Norbert the baby dragon. I bet he was a bit too spiky to cuddle up to!
After such a fantastic day at the SeaCity Museum, today we were incredibly lucky to have a special visitor, Dot Kendle. Her mother, Edith Haisman, was on board the Titanic and survived the sinking at the age of 16. Year 4 were absolutely fascinated to hear the passed on memories of this tragic event.
Lend Me Your Ears
Year 3 had a really exciting launch to their new Roman topic. They dressed up, tasted food, made Roman Clocks and shields. They looked fantastic and had lots of fun. All ready to start learning about The Romans!
Murphy the Reading Dog's Blog 23 April 2015
Anyway, so today I was with Year 4, but first of all, we made ourselves comfy by Year 3's classroom, right by their Roman banquet! Mmmmm, it smelt SO good, but we soon had to move to another room where I could stretch out properly and where no-one could trip over me. I enjoyed listening to some Roger McGough poems and then Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets where Ron and Harry had to de-gnome the garden. I'd be good at that - I like helping in the garden!
Then I heard all about Ben and Ollie meeting Professor Cortex at MI6 in Spy Dog Secret Santa. Funny, it's not Christmas again is it? Thought not. Best of all today, I heard Uncle Billy Being Silly, where there was a four year old (like me!) roaring on the floor. He'd helped his Mum do the invitations to his party but he was really upset because he hadn't got one himself. You know what four year olds are like!