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Summer 2022

Welcome back to school for the last half term of this academic year! Our new topic for this term is called:

Life in our Village. 

Please follow the links below to our new topic plan and half term letter:

We had a wonderful art day where we learnt about the Victorian artist L.S. Lowry. We looked carefully at some of his famous artwork and looked for similarities and differences between his pieces. We thought about making our own work in the style of Lowry. We chose to draw the school building in the background as he mostly used buildings and factories for his work. 

We sat outside and drew the school building. We tried to include all of the lovely features such as the pretty brickwork, date stone and milk bottle windows. We then coloured our work with pastels. 

We practised drawing 'matchstick men' in the style of Lowry. We then drew some Victorian children playing outside of school. 

Have a look at our wonderful finished pieces! 

On Tuesday (21.6.22) we had an RE day to learn more about the Christian celebration of Pentecost. We acted out the story of when the Holy Spirit visited Jesus' disciples. 

We made wind spinners to remind us that the Holy Spirit is there even if you cannot see it. 

We were so excited to go on our trip to 'Boundless Outdoor Education Centre'! We loved the ride on the coach and all of the activities. We had a go at:

- Bush craft- we lit a fire, found the right sticks for the fire, built dens for small creatures, found colours in nature, made a 'teacher' from sticks and went on a scavenger hunt for different woodland items.

-The underground maze- we went into the dark tunnels under the centre to see if we could find gold! We didn't have very good torches so it was VERY dark. It made us think about how Victorian children in the mines would have felt!

-The night line course- we had great fun going under, over, through and in between lots of tricky obstacles. We then tries to help a friend who was blindfolded!

Please pop back soon to see our learning!

Summer term 1 2022

Welcome back to school after the Easter holidays! We have an exciting half term of learning to enjoy! Our new topic is:

The Victorians. 

We will be learning about the differences between the lives of children over 100 years ago compared with our lives today. We will also look at the history of our wonderful school that was built in the Victorian times. 

Please follow the link below to our topic planner:

Today (3.5.22) we had a look at some Victorian artefacts. We tried to work out what each of the objects was and what it might have been used for! We had some great suggestions for example, the carpet beater was a paddle, a tennis racket and a giant spoon! 

The children were shocked to hear that there was no electricity in the Victorian times and they thought about how hard day to day tasks would be without it!

We have learnt so much about the Victorians so far! We have been looking at how hard life was for poor Victorian children. We have been looking at images of Victorian schools and we even had our own Victorian school lesson. Our teacher was very strict! She made sure that our hands were clean and asked us to repeat a lot of what she said. Our classroom was in rows and we wrote on little slate boards. We all decided that we preferred our normal school lessons!

If families could not afford school, children might have to stay at home to help with running the household. We had a go at some jobs that they may have to do such as: beating the rugs, looking after the babies, sweeping the floors, washing the clothes....