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    20 Dec 2019

    Spire Camp 2019

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    The children of Year 3 & 4 wanted to showcase their learning about World War II by creating and hosting their very own Museum. They set about discussing key area from this time in history. They chose The Blitz, Women’s role during the war, Evacuees and Secret Codes to name just a few.

    Children then organised themselves into small key groups to prepare each area to present. They researched, drew pictures, produced quality work and prepared to host visitors.

    The day of the museum was fast approaching. Children decided that they might like to wear their World War II costumes again. Some of the children were even able to bring in a selection of primary sources of  evidence to display in Museum.

    Parents and families were invited and what a show of support the children received! The hall was bustling with visitors eager to learn all about World War II from the children. The children showed real maturity and a knowledge of their subject. They answered numerous questions and were able to freely discuss the war with visitors.

    The museum was a great success and with the children deciding to charge a £1 entrance fee they managed to raise £90 for The Poppy Appeal – What an amazing result!

    Thank you for to everyone who was able to attend and support this event.



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    02 Dec 2019

    Y5's Visit to Sudbury Hall.

    On Monday 11th November, the Y5 children visited The Museum of Childhood at Sudbury Hall. Y5 are learning about the differences between the lives of rich and poor children in Victorian times. The children experienced a Victorian schoolroom and were taught by a very strict teacher ! There was also an opportunity for any brave children to climb a ‘real ‘chimney. It was very small and dark and really gave the children an authentic experience. The museum contained some extraordinary toys from the Victorian era. A particular favourite was a clockwork clown, which could draw real pictures. There were also lots of opportunities for playing with replica toys from the Victorian era. The visit also linked with our forces topic in Science. The children participated in a workshop called ‘ How does it work ?’. Children learnt about how different forces acted upon the toys.

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    18 Nov 2019

    Remembrance Service

    11th November

    The Year 3 and Year 4 children took a nice leisurely walk to town being hit with wind, rain and sunshine throughout the walk. Once they arrived at the town hall they were invited inside to the warm to meet veterans from previous wars and even got to talk with a gentleman who was born during WW2. The children listened attentively and asked him questions about his time during the war he participated in. Around 10:55am they ventured outside to the steps to witness the two minutes remembrance silence at 11:00am and then the laying of the wreaths around the cenotaph. It was observed brilliantly and all children were glad to have witnessed this ceremony. We thank the town hall staff for such a lovely ceremony and the Mayor and Deputy Mayor for taking their time to talk to us.

    Meanwhile, Year 5 children observed the 2 minute silence during their visit to Sudbury Hall, and the Year 6 children were impeccable during their 2 minute silence in the school hall watching events live around the UK. 

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    13 Nov 2019

    Chesterfield Museum Visit

    On Monday 4th November, Year 5 visited the final resting place of George Stephenson (inventor of the passenger train) and Chesterfield Museum. Despite the weather, the children had a brilliant time and were able to enhance their understanding of the Victorian era. Whilst at the Holy Trinity Church (resting place of George Stephenson) Reverend David Horsfall showed the children significant areas in the church for GS.

    After this, the children braved the weather once more to visit Chesterfield Museum where they: completed a George Stephenson trail, held artifacts from the period and crawled through a mine shaft like some of the Victorianchildren would have had to do.

    The children behaved well and it made for a memorable first day back!

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    11 Oct 2019


    On Monday 7th October, after school, 14 year 5 and 6s embarked on a journey in the minibus to Dronfield Henry Fanshawe. We entered an event called Racketfest, where we learnt skills to do with badminton, tennis and table tennis. Within each sport there were four activities that we rotated round. Activities such as hand eye coordination work, aiming, passing, bouncing, competing, keeping active and many more. All the children that we were lucky enough to take along joined in brilliantly and ended up receiving 7 determination tokens and 13 self-belief tokens. Well done to everyone involved. 

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