Year 4 pupils explored a real archaeological site and handled some genuine Roman artefacts under the supervision of a trained archaeologist. They learnt that the Romans were good builders as well as good fighters. The pupils investigated a variety of artefacts such as coins, rocks and pottery and discussed their material, purpose and what they might have looked like in Roman times. It was a great experience to discover life in the capital nearly 2000 years ago!
The children visited the Gurdwara temple where Sikhs go to worship their God. They learnt that Sikhs believe in only one God, the Creator, and that there are two ways of praising: kneeling down and bowing your head or if you cannot kneel down you just bow and join your hands.
Year 5 enjoyed a trip to Stratford to watch an interesting play, The Very Old Man with Enormous Wings. The play explored the theme of unity and people living together and coexisting despite differences.
Year 5 went to City Hall last week and we’re lucky enough to meet some Mayors of different boroughs in London! We learned a lot about how the decisions in London are made and discussed what we would do as Prime Minister. We even saw the Mayor of London, and we got a wave from him. It was really interesting and we were able to link our debating citizenship work to how politicians debate today.
Year 5 and 6 had a fabulous time watching a panto at the Unicorn Theatre - Beauty and the Beast. Before Christmas, we had a workshop where we helped to make some of the props and were so exited to see them being used on the stage. We enjoyed cheering the ‘goodies’ and booing the ‘baddies’, as well as singing along to the songs!
Year 1 went to the V&A young museum to explore and discover toys from the past. In school we have learnt about old toys and toys we play with now.
After looking in this museum we can now compare the toys back in class.
Year 1 visited the Young Victoria & Albert Museum in Bethnal Green. We enjoyed looking and playing with lots of different toys. The children found some very old toys that we have similar versions of today in our school, like dolls houses. The children also got creative using stencils and drawing.
Year 6 visited the Natural History Museum this term as part of their Science and Geography topics. They took part in a workshop about evolution and investigated how animals have adapted to their environments. They also visited the museum's mountains and volcano exhibits. They enjoyed the earthquake simulator and learned about how earthquakes occur through movement of tectonic plates.
As part of our study on Britain during and after WWII, we visited the Imperial War Museum. We were able to look at artefacts, sit in an air raid shelter and had a workshop to learn more about the effects of the war.