Year 2 have had an exciting start to the year with a brilliant ignite day for their topic, the Great Fire of London. We were lucky enough to be joined for the day by Mistress Victoria and Master Ian who brought with them plenty of activities and knowledge! We started the day by getting into role and imagined that we were in London in 1666 and the fire had just broken out. Throughout the day we had regular updates about how the fire was spreading and also learnt lots of new skills by making apothecary bags, writing with quills and learning all about medicine at the time.
After lunch we became archaeologists and carefully dug in soil to see what was left after the fire and how we could tell who the items belonged to. We found pots, cups and shells! Finally, the children were able to watch Victoria make a button out of pewter. Next week we will be continuing our learning by writing recounts of the day and using our items that we made to help us. When we have finished this the children will be able to take them home to show their families.
This afternoon Year 6 have been creating and printing In the style of Mayan Glyphs. We studied the meaning of different glyphs and then created our own. They look fantastic.
Year 5 had a great trip to Holdenby House to learn all about how Victorian servants lived and worked. When we arrived we were separated into boys and girls and set to work many different jobs by Mrs Bumbridge!
We learnt lots of new facts about the Victorians, but most of all we thought they were very strict!
Have a look at some of our photos from the trip.