Fleet Air Arm Museum 02.03.2023
To support our history learning we took a trip to Yeovilton. The children continued exploring our main question ' How did the first flight change the world?' The saw and explored different navy aircrafts, and related their knowledge of materials to work out which plan was the oldest and suggest a possible timeline of aircrafts. They loved the oracy opporunties that arose - lots of questions were asked and they enjoyed faciliating their own learning to see whether they could find or suggest plausible answers.
It was lovely to hear comments from members of the public about the children's polietness, eagerness and behaviour.
Guy Fawkes 21.09.22
This afternoon we were joined by Soutwest Heritage who delivered a brilliant and practical workshop all about Guy Fawkes. This helped us embed History learning from last week.
Children learnt all about Guy Fawkes, and have begun seeking evidence to answer our big question 'Who Was Guy Fawkes'. We were very impressed with how many facts they could recall.
Children all wrote using ink and quills, imitating the warning letter sent to Lord Monteagle to tell him to stay away from the House of Lords and Houses of Parliament. They also spotted descriptive features whilst playing a game of pass the explosive and create explosive fireworks using vinegar and bicbonate of soda.
History Workshop 06/01/2022
Today, we welcomed Southwest Heritage in to kick start our History learning. We learned all about Florence Nightingal and Mary Seacole which will help up with this terms learning. We heard how Florence and Mary were significant individuals from the past who are remembered for helping soldiers in and after the Crimean war. The children explored and compared the lives of both ladies using items from their suitcases. They were rather impressed that Mary Seacole made medicine out of herbs to help treat them. The children also role played as either nurses or soliders showing how Florence or Mary may have acted. We also discussed how hospital were very different and rather dirty places. The children were not impressed that soliders were given mouldy food to eat!