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January 18, 2019

"Consider yourself..."

We really have been delving back into the times of Oliver Twist again this week in lower school. Following on from our awesome trip to Perlethorpe last week, we have been exploring the daily life of Victorian children. 

We discussed jobs the children might want to do if they weren't at school and had responses such as vet, police officer, dancer, football player, teacher (of course) and lawyer. These suggestions were far from the reality for many children during the Victorian period. Chimney sweep, mine worker, scarecrow, factory worker or street child were some of the options in the 19th century. 

Also, we have been exploring the work of Victorian artist, William Morris. Thanks to Morris's work, we now have wallpaper!. We had a go in class at carving patterns into polystyrene tiles and then printing them to design our own wallpaper...

 

 


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January 11, 2019

Good work and Super Spellers

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Role Models of the week!๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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January 08, 2019

A Victorian Adventure

What a wonderful day Year 3 and 4 had today when they visited Perlethorpe to learn about life in Victorian Times. From looking at artefacts, exploring the local church and discovering all about Victorian school lessons the children were immersed in this terms topic.


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January 07, 2019

Discussing events in the Victorian Times

This afternoon, as part of our new topic, we were looking at a range of events from the reign of Queen Victoria. After sorting all the events into a correct timeline, the class held a debate about which they thought were the three most important events of the Victorian age.

After lots of discussion they decided on four events*, and then reduced it to these three;

3eventsThe police force was chosen because it helped keep people safe from crime.

Electric lighting was chosen because it made dark areas lighter and safer to visit.

The Education Act because it meant that children did not have to work, and could instead go to school and learn important information to help them become knowledgeable.

*The fourth event was the building of the Houses of Parliament. In the end the class decided that the building wasn't critical, as laws and rules could still be made in other buildings if necessary.


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December 21, 2018

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Thank you to class 6 children for bringing in donations for our class reverse advent. These donations will go to the Friary charity who support homeless people. 

This crazy lot have been a pleasure to teach this term and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year...

Mrs Sawyer

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Upper School

Well, what an amazing half-term!  It has flown by, in a whirl of electricity, shadows, light, the Highwayman, a Midsummer Night's dream and , of course, Christmas! 

The children have worked really hard, again, to learn lots of interesting facts.  We are proud of how well they have approached everything we have done.  They are really applying their values to their learning. 

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing you all again in January, when we will find out 'Are you a Brazil nut?' 


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December 20, 2018

Giacometti sculptures

Today, lower school children were learning about Alberto Giacometti and his famous sculptures. We designed and made our own versions using pipe cleaners and foil.

Class 6 had a little bit too much fun...


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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

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Giacometti inspired Iron Man creations

As we complete our lower school topic of 'Do opposites really attract?' where we have been looking at metals and magnets (and reading The Iron Man) we completed the last piece of work today by looking at the humanoid sculptures Giacometti created and then re-created them using pipe cleaners and tin foil.

After learning how to twist three pipe cleaners together to form a human shape, the children had to wrap foil around the skeletons to complete their design and discovered it wasn't as easy as they thought it would be!

The extra challenge that was set towards the end of the lesson was to try and get their sculptures to stand on their own. Well done to those children who managed to get a free standing model. Photo 20-12-2018  12 03 58


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