On Monday Year 2 participated in a Great Fire of London drama workshop to introduce their new topic.
They firstly looked at the houses in 1666 and why the design of the houses contributed towards the fire. They worked in groups to make houses using their bodies. They then learnt about the ways people fought the fire and came up with actions to match. Finally they looked at who helped and hindered during the Great Fire of London and worked in groups to make still ‘photographs’ of this.
A great day enjoyed by all that will definitely inspire their new history topic.
Year 2 have been learning about London and The Great Fire of London. Today the children took part in a drama workshop around The Great Fire of London. Children re-enacted the different methods used to try and put the fire out, such as using water squirts and leather buckets. They made still photographs in groups to show how people help or hindered London during and after the fire. Children also worked in teams using their bodies to create the shape of houses in 1666.
The children with their book prizes for outstanding homework about women in history.
In our final assembly of the term we celebrated the students work on a number of fronts.
Two of our children attended Sunderland’s Anti Bullying Awards ceremony earlier this month to receive an award for their work. This event was held in the Council Chambers at the Civic Centre and the major was present to acknowledge the winners. Both children created brilliant posters to raise awareness of ‘Everyone Different, Everyone Equal’. They were recognised for their design and art work.
Elsewhere our Healthy Pack lunch winners where picked out of a hat to win a prize. The prize is awarded to students who demonstrate a healthy pack lunch.
Finally over the past few weeks we’ve been celebrating Women’s History Month. One of the activities the children did was a homework about women in history. Out of all our great pieces of work we picked a number of children from each class who won a book. Well done to all, and happy Easter everyone.
Year 3 have been learning about the Romans in History. They read a poem to learn about the story of Boudicca and her battle with the Roman army. As a class, they then decided to act out the story. Here is their final video, enjoy!
On 11th July, Year 5 headed to Thornhill to learn about the importance of Bastille Day. They got to sample French cuisine, create collages and masks, and play the French game of boulles. Here is a cinematic trailer teasing their morning out.
Year 2 have been learning about the seaside and so went to Seaham to spot some features of the coastline.
Unfortunately it rained all day and they didn’t get to play in the sand! They did see Tommy (the sculpture) and sketched pictures of him. Tommy is a statue of a First World War soldier by artist Ray Longsdale. It is officially named 1101 (or Eleven-O-One), referring to the first minute of peace as the armistice came into force at 11am on 11 November 1918.
The children also visited Lickety Split and learnt about the history of ice-cream and how ice-cream is made while having a tour of the shop and looking at all of the huge machines they use to make their many different flavours of ice-cream.
Blue bubblegum was a popular choice for an ice-cream at the end of our workshop.
Year 1 and 2 have been learning about pirates. The children were visited by Captain Burwash and Captain Raggybeard. They took part in lots of fun pirate activities and learned lots of new information.
Year 1 sang pirate songs and listened to interesting pirate stories. They were also given a mermaids tear! Year 2 learned lots about a real pirate’s life and their weapons. They also helped design Jolly Roger flags and posters to recruit new pirates for the ship.