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.
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.
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.
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.