We enjoyed our visit to Beamish Museum this week. Once we arrived on site we all squashed into a tiny bus to transport us to the chapel and school area where our morning activity was taking place. First, we were given a number then put into groups by the army sergeant – we were soldiers and learnt how to march and salute. After that, we went into the chapel to be told a real life story about a young lad (Joseph Ferguson) who joined the army aged 15 (he clearly lied about his age). Unfortunately, he was killed in action 3 weeks before his 18th birthday. This shocked us all. After lunch we explored the town where we had very interesting conversations with the shop keepers. Our favourite was the sweet shop where we each got a free sweet. We learnt a lot and were amazed at the differences between these shops and the present day ones.
In previous weeks, 5C have been attending Bishop Barrington Secondary School to complete a Design and Technology task using wood. The task was to complete an emoji cam mechanism. The children designed and made their own mechanism using tools, saws and drills. They used wood and dowel to create the mechanism. When completed the children varnished and then painted their design onto the wood. The children thoroughly enjoyed designing and making their mechanism and using all the tools (although a little scary at first). Everyone was pleased with the end result!
As part of our project with Alpha Boarding School in Nepal, children in year 3 have been investigating traditional tales. We are going to be writing traditional tales from England to share with the children in Nepal and hopefully will get the chance to read some traditional tales from Nepal. We began by reading some traditional tales and spotting the features. We each got a different traditional tale and identified the characters, setting, beginning, middle and end.
This week was our final ‘Games’ after school club so the children and I decided to take ourselves into the hall to play a range of drama games. Giggles all around! Thank you for a fun 6 weeks everyone!
This morning, lower school breakfast club children were visited by 2 members of staff from Tescos who very kindly donated a selection of goods to our school. The children were especially excited about the Easter eggs! A huge thank you Tesco, it is very much appreciated!
3H have begun a new History topic – The Stone Age. Over the next coming weeks, we will be studying houses, foods and tools. The first activity was to use a toilet roll! Each sheet represented 100 years and the aim was to give the children a prospective of actually how far back in to history the Stone Age was. They counted over 150 sheets!
This week 4C started their new science topic – States of matter. We began by looking at solids, liquids and gases. In groups we were either particles in a solid, liquid or gas and had to act out their behaviour. It was lots of fun and helped us to learn!
This week we have been looking at roles and responsibilities and how we fit in to our families, class and group. We created a jigsaw to show we all fit together despite the fact we are unique.
Nurture group worked together to make pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. Each of the children chose their own topping and created their own pancake.
This week we had a visitor from the Gas works to let us know that some important work will be taking place in our area in the next few weeks. We discussed the importance of staying safe at this time, and how we might do this. Our visitor talked through all of the possible dangers and what we must do as members of our community. We listened well and asked some brilliant questions.