Early Year's Super Work.
Early Years have been very busy this term learning about super heroes, people who help us, and Super Tato. They have done lots of writing, arts & crafts and displayed them around the classroom. Great work Early Years!!!
Class 2's fabulous projects.
Class 2 have been learning lots about Christopher Columbus and Ellen MacArthur this term. Class 2 learnt how they navigated the seas, how their journeys were similar and how their journeys differed. They also considered what qualities make a good navigator. Just look at these amazing Christopher Columbus boats that they have made. Fabulous work Class 2!!
Class 2 have also been learning about Purim. Purim is a Jewish festival which celebrates Esthers bravery which leads to the saving of the Jewish race. The children made graggers to shake whenever the evil Haman's name is said. Great fun!!!
Class 2 also made Hamantaschen. Jewish children eat these filled with delicious jam. They are the same shape as Haman's hat.
Class 2 have also been writing about the Diwali story when Rama killed Ravana and he and Sita could return home (See below).
Class 3's Spectacular Work.
Class 3 have been busy exploring the lives and work of two very important Victorian philanthropists: Lord Shaftesbury and Dr Barnardo! We have been looking at these two influential men through the big question: Why do we remember people?
The children in Years 3 and 4 carried out research into Victorian workhouses as part of their homework. Some of their projects were fantastically presented, including Felicity's poster (shown above). The effort and dedication the children put into their research projects was brilliant to see - they have clearly loved getting their teeth stuck into the Victorian era!
Class 3 also researched the life and work of Lord Shaftesbury and created a timeline to showcase their new learning and chronological understanding.
They got creative and put together short plays to show the life of children working in Victorian textile mills. These were ended with a freeze frame to have a lasting impact on the audience. The children could not believe it when they found out that children as young as four used to work for fourteen hours a day in the Victorian textile mills!
Finally, we put ourselves in the mind of Dr Barnardo and wrote formal letters to wealthy Victorian families, asking for their kind donations to our work (Dr Barnardo opened children's homes in London to house and care for destitute children during the Victorian era). We wanted to persuade people that our homes for children were the safest places to give every destitute child the best possible start in life. From this, we really started to understand the key question (Why do we remember people?) through the impact of Dr Barnardo's work and his lasting legacy: Barnardo's Children's Charity.
With Student teacher Miss Fazal Class 2 learnt about Islam. They tried on Scarves and Taqiyah. They also looked at the Qu'ran and some prayer mats, and learnt about Allah's 99 names. This made us think of other names for God.
On the 12th February 2019 Years 3 and 4 from across our federation visited the Manchester Jewish Museum and Synagogue. It was a fantastic day out to celebrate and consolidate the children's learning on the Jewish faith. We had the chance to explore the museum and the special objects and artefacts that are kept there. We also explored the story of Passover and why it is such a special and important celebration for people of the Jewish faith. The children had a wonderful time and loved visiting a new place and meeting new people!