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Year 5 on Ancient Egypt

Year 5 Ancient Egypt
Year 5 children perform in their Ancient Egypt Assembly.

Year 5 performed their annual assembly this morning. The topic was about Ancient Egypt to fit into their history lessons. They sang songs and performed acting about mummification, the discovery of Tutankhamun and about King Tut himself.

Year 5 Ancient Egypt
Year 5 children perform in their Ancient Egypt Assembly.

Year 3 reenact Boudicca and the Battle of Watling Street

Year 3 used a poem to reenact Boudicca and the Battle of Watling Street as part of their Romans history topic. The class was split into Celts and Romans and dressed up accordingly. Enjoy!

Year 3 reenact Boudicca and the Battle of Watling Street.

Port 300 Exhibition

Port 300
The Year 2 and 3 Football Team in action.

To celebrate the Tall Ships coming to Sunderland this July, the children have visited the Port 300 exhibit in the school hall provided to us by the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.

Children Enjoyed learning about the River Wear, ship building in Sunderland, and the many famous local people involved in shipping.

Port 300
The Year 2 and 3 Football Team in action.

Visit from a local Imam

The local Imam with the children
The local Imam, Mr. Shahid, with the children.

On Thursday 14th September the school welcomed Mr. Shahid, our Imam from the local mosque, into our school. In assembly he spoke about the importance of belonging to a community and welcoming brothers and sisters from all backgrounds. He also spoke about the festival of Eid, which was celebrated recently by the Muslim community as well as the importance of charity. The children discovered how it is possible to give in different ways, not only by donating money but also with words and a smile!

Romans in History

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!

Boudicca Video.

Bastille Day

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.

Bastille Day Cinematic Trailer.

Year 2 at the Seaside

Year 2 at the Seaside in Seaham
Year 2 at the Seaside in Seaham.

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.

Pirate Visit

The pirates with Year 1 and 2
The pirates with Year 1 and 2.

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.