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The children in Year 2 welcomed a visitor, Mr Mark Stutt from FORESTed Outdoor Learning, to St Bede’s last week who helped bring the Great Fire of London to life.
Having built their own Tudor houses in DT, the children set up their very own Pudding Lane in the school grounds. Mark proceeded to set the houses on fire and the children watched from a safe distance as their houses went up in flames!
The children were instantly immersed in the ‘Great Fire of 1666’ as the historic event was recreated, unfolding before their eyes. Their gasps and screams of delight and excitement could be heard all over South Shields as they soaked up the sights, sounds and smells of 17th Century London.
After all of this excitement, the children learnt about the fire triangle and the dangers of fire.
Lastly, they toasted marshmallows and apple coated in cinnamon and sugar. Delicious!
On Friday 2nd November, the children took part in a Subject Revolution workshop.
The workshop was build up of many stations where they had to solve literacy based problems to retrieve a four digit code word which opened a box for a clue and an answer.
The children had to work as a team to get the code before the time ran out.
at the end, the children had to put their clues and answers together to create a message which would ‘free them from the witches castle.’
The children thoroughly enjoyed this workshop and gave our ‘natural leaders’ a time to shine!
Great afternoon had by all!
On Thursday 1st November, the Year 4 children enjoyed a trip to Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields.
It did start as a bit of a wet and soggy day as we walked there in the rain, but that didn’t put the children off!
The rain clouds did pass over and we all enjoyed many activities, including becoming part of the Roman army and being trained by a specialist Roman soldier – Being archaeologists and digging up Roman artefacts and researching and sketching Roman artefacts to create some art work which has been put together on a Frieze Frame which is now up on our classroom display.
The children (and adults) really enjoyed the day, albeit it was rather cold!
Quote from Freddie during the day – “Miss, I’m loving this class trip, it’s so much fun!”
KS1 enjoyed a super Halloween party with lots of dancing, games and parading around in their outfits!
The winners of the best costumes in each class are …
The children had a fantastic time on our visit to the museum yesterday. They enjoyed looking at historical sources and learning all about a local hero, Jack Simpson Kirkpatrick and his donkey Duffy. Jack was from South Shields and was an ordinary man who did extraordinary things in his life when he saved lots of people in the war. Children are learning all about significant people from the past and their achievements so this experience has really helped bring this to life. Today they have been writing recounts about their visit and what they learned – we are hoping to create a display to showcase their work very soon – watch this space!
What a fun packed week we have had so far! We have started a new book in Literacy called Whatever Next! by Jill Murphy. Baby Bear has an exciting adventure when he makes a rocket and flies to the Moon before bath time. Children have enjoyed hot seating where they took on the role of Baby Bear and answered lots of interesting questions from their friends about the adventures he’d been on. Keep looking out for more of our work in the coming weeks when children will be writing their own character descriptions and writing the story themselves.
In DT we have made some FANTASTIC junk models including jet packs, space helmets and rockets! I’m sure you have enjoyed seeing your children’s masterpieces – we didn’t enjoy the aftermath quite so much… 🙂
Year 1 have enjoyed using marbles to paint with in Art. They have been looking at the different markings on the planets in our solar system and chose appropriate coloured cards and contrasting paints to create some wonderful colourful planets for our new display. Aren’t they wonderful? Pop into our cloakroom to see them on display!