Our new topic was launched with a visit way back to 1880. The children experienced a day in a Victorian classroom. School and education was very different then, with a focus on learning by rote and extreme punishment. Would you be able to handle it?
If Liberty of London can sell them, we can make them. Our 3D sculptures have taken weeks to complete, but it was definitely worth the wait. Here are our final pieces of art work from our topic Hola Mexico. They look fantastic on our Christmas tree.
Through history, the children in Year 6 have been learning all about the ancient Mayan Civilisation. They have learnt how this civilisation developed one of the first systems for writing (they also enjoyed a ball game very similar to football). After studying the meaning of different glyphs, we carved them into a block to soap to create a Mayan stelae. The classroom smells lovely and clean.
Today was our final music session with Mr Edgerton. The children performed a mini concert showcasing everything they had learnt to rest of the school. It was loud but amazing. Everybody wants to learn to play the djembe drum now. Well done children. Your drumming was absolutely fantastic.
Roles were reversed today in Year 6. The objective was to add and subtract fractions with different denominators. The children worked in pairs (one child was the teacher and the other was the student) to support each other to achieve this.
The children from Year 6, remembered members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty. They went to the memorial in Grimoldby to share their favourite war poems and then held a two minute silence at 11am. The children also made wreaths and looked at the plaque, which has the names of those from the village who never returned during WW1.
We would like to thank Lucy’s Dad and Grandad for bringing in some of their artefacts from WW2. We were able to experience putting up real army tents, search for metal using one of the first ever metal detectors and carry a real rucksack used by the US army, during WW2.
For our History Fortnight topic, we are learning about the impact of WW2 on our local area. During the war, Lincolnshire was home to 27 bomber airfields. Today we visited one of these – East Kirkby. With the important role as journalists, Year 6 experienced the sound of a Lancaster’s engine as it taxied the runway. We also leant all about the jobs of the 7 crew members and realised how many people, sadly, never came back from their missions. The children made lots of interesting notes, ready to begin their newspaper reports back at school.