Year 6: The Story Of London

Year 6 have been learning about the history of London before 1066. We’ve used Richard Brassey’s ‘The Story if London’ as a reference point for a range of tasks. We’ve completed a Kahoot! quiz, ordered events, and recorded ChatterPix videos from the point of view of famous figures in London’s history – combining facts, humour […]

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Icarus at The Unicorn Theatre

In preparation for next term’s topic of the Ancient Greeks, Year 5 visited The Unicorn Theatre to watch a modernised version of Icarus. The children all decided that they particularly enjoyed the lighting and the set and look forward to finding out more in the summer!

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Tudor Portraits

Miss Higgitt tasked Year 4 with the difficult task of creating a flattering portrait of Tudor Royalty (Henry VIII)… good enough to please the King. I hope he likes them, or there may be grave consequences! *gulp* We have been studying drawing in art; learning how to hold a pencil to sketch, and using different […]

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Grace Darling the Heroine

In Year 2 over the last two weeks we have been writing diary entries from the perspective of Grace Darling. We thought carefully about time and place sentence openers as well as our powerful verbs whilst learning about a heroine who braved the seas to save some lost souls. I’m sure you’ll agree Year 2 […]

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The Golden Hinde

On Tuesday, Year 4 had a wonderful visit to The Golden Hinde to learn all about Sir Francis Drake’s circumnavigation around the world. It was a fantastic trip, full of fun facts and we really enjoyed learning about life at sea in Tudor times. Whilst we were in London, we even took a short trip […]

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Year 5: Blackout poetry

Inspired by the story of Ernest Shackleton, Year 5 have produced these striking ‘blackout poems.’ They read pages of a book called ‘Survivors’ and then selected key words and phrases to use in their poems. I was particularly impressed by how individual everyone’s work was!

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The Battle of Bosworth

In 1485, Henry Tudor and Richard III went to battle, and the result changed British history forever. The Battle of Bosworth marked the beginning of the Tudor period, and Year 4 have been reenacting the Battle to help them understand more about it… I can’t wait to read their Diary entries as Henry Tudor about […]

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