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Newsletter 13 is now available to view on the website. We wish all our Y6 children the very best of luck in the SATs test form Monday 9th - Thursday 12th May..

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History/Geography

Invaders and Settlers!

Year 4 ended their Invaders and Settlers topic with a reenactment of the Battle of Edington. The children had to battle it out as two important kings; Alfred The Great and Guthrum. It was a pleasure to see the children get up on stage and perform. They were fierce! Super work!

Look at our strong warriors below.

Victorian Day in Year 5

Thursday 25th November was no ordinary day in school for Year 5. The children arrived to school dressed as a Victorian child (some poor, some rich) and were greeted at their classroom door by a very strict, Victorian teacher. Learning was done by rote, which meant the children chanted things over and over again (like the multiplication tables facts) until they knew them by heart. In the afternoon, the children took part in PE lessons called drill. Drill involved the children lining up in rows, stretching, swimming arms, jogging on the spot or marching. Finally, the children began to make their Victorian Sampler using cross-stitch patterns. Miss Mulholland and Miss Kiernan were impressed with the effort and enthusiasm the children showed throughout the entire day. Well done Year 5! See pictures below!

Save Our Planet

Year 6 starting their 'Save Our Planet' Topic with an impasto style painting based on the artist Starla Michelle. They will be focusing on ways to sustain how we live and how climate change is changing the way in which we live.

 

                                                          

  

History fires pupils’ curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world. Pupils consider how the past influences the present, what past societies were like, how these societies organised their politics, and what beliefs and cultures influenced people’s actions. As they do this, pupils should develop a chronological framework for the knowledge of significant events and people. They see the diversity of human experience, and understand more about themselves as individuals and members of God’s world. What they learn can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values. Our History objectives are covered within a cross curricular topic eg the Titanic topic in year 3 covers ‘To order events in History in chronological order’. Teachers use an objectives checklist to ensure coverage throughout the year.

 

                                                                     

 

 

Geography is the study of people, their environment and the interaction between them. The children will use cross curricular themes as a means to explore and investigate the world. The study of places will mean the local environment as well as the wider world context. Themes will be used to investigate different aspects of the environment.

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