Baking… Rationing-style!

Year 6 have been learning about life during World War II. To finish off our experience we took advantage of the Alderman Peel’s kitchens to do some baking. Lots of foods were rationed during the war, including sugar and eggs, so we made an eggless sponge.

How did they turn out? They tasted… well, okay

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Passport Day

passportOur first ever Passport Day was a great success from start to finish!

We began our journey in the hall and split up into different groups – it was a great chance to work with different children, different adults and in a different classroom, and to learn a little bit about Egypt, The Netherlands, Russia, Italy, China or Australia. Pupils worked together to build the Great Wall of China, to create a huge Egyptian tomb (with a hidden mummy who burst out and surprised us at the end of the day!), learned how to say hello in Italian, made beautiful paintings like Kandinsky and Van Goch, and many many other things. Our end of day assembly finished everything off and featured a Chinese dragon dance, a visiting Russian oligarch (or was it a bear?) and a didgeridoo orchestra. What a day!

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Evel Knievel visits Year One!

Last week we investigated our own toys as part of our History topic. Jack’s dad Simon came into the Year One class to demonstrate one of the toys he used to play with when he was a boy, so we could compare old and new toys.There was much excitement as Miss Vincent would not tell us what it was before Simon came in! Simon had brought in his Evel Knievel stunt toy. This is a wind up toy which makes a lot of noise, then the motorbike gets released to jump a ramp and do stunts. We tried to get Evel Knievel to jump the ramp and race across  the classroom. We all agreed that this was a fantastic toy!

Eeek! Vikings!

Before the snow fell and we all got trapped inside, Spain class had a visit from some Vikings. We learned about who the Vikings were, where they came from and what they did. We got the chance to make flour, dress up, and make fire with a steel and flint. We even got a chance to hunt! We all had a great time and learned a lot about our history topic. Take a look at some pictures we took and tell us what you think!