Today, Year 6 visited the Houses of Parliament as part of
our Citizenship focus weeks. Throughout our educational
visit, we got to experience all the events that take place
in the Houses of Parliament as well as visit the historic
‘House of Lords’ and ‘House of Commons.’
Year 5 visited City Hall in Central London to understand
more about the job of the Mayor of London. We went on a tour
of building and learnt a lot about how London is run. We
even caught a glimpse of the Mayor, Sadiq Khan!
Year 6 had the opportunity to visit one of the last
surviving convoy ships from WWII, the HMS Wellington which
is moored on the Thames. The children have been learning
about how the war affected Britain and can identify ways in
which Britain needed rebuilding. Aboard the ship, the
children looked at the history of the ship in helping to
secure food imports into the UK in her role as a convoy
ship. This help supported their understanding of the need
for rationing during wartime.
Years 1 and 6 travelled together to the Army Museum in
Chelsea. Pupils then separated into two interactive
workshops which linked to year 1's D.T. curriculum and year
6's computing curriculum.
Year 1 pupils designed and built a shelter. They explored
how it became stronger and more stable. They also evaluated
their ideas against design criteria.
Year 4 travelled on the train to Tate Britain to view the
Steve McQueen Exhibition. The children took part in posing
in a photography session when they were in Year 3 and
therefore visited the gallery to view their photos alongside
3000 other school photographs. The children were so proud to
be part of this amazing experience.