In the deep, dark, woods!
Enrichment - History Geography
A message from Levison Wood
On Tuesday 22nd September 2015 we were incredibly lucky to be visited by Mr Levison Wood Snr and his wife, who told us all about the adventures and expeditions that their son, Levison Wood Jnr, has been on.
We learnt about his expedition to walk the length of the Nile river and that he is currently walking across the Himalayas!! We were all very inspired by the stories of Levison's adventures and particularly excited that we had a personal video message from him.
Fun with characters from history
On Friday 6th March everyone in school dressed up as a famous character from history. We came to school with a fact about our character to share with the rest of our class. We learnt so much about different characters from History in such an exciting and engaging way. To look at some of the individual photos and facts please visit class pages.
The Legend of King Arthur
On Tuesday 24th Feb we were very lucky to be able to watch a production of 'The legend of King Arthur' by the acting company Manactco. We learnt a lot about the history and legend of King Arthur as well as enjoying the amazing acting. The story was told by only two actors who really engaged our imaginations throughout the performance.
On Friday 6th March the Artyfact Theatre company visited our school to perform a production called 'History Detectives' for us. It was fantastic! Through the two actors and their puppets, along with some help from some Year 5 volunteers, we learnt all about the Stone Age. What a fantastic way to learn about history through amazing storytelling and acting, we loved it!
Year 4 Tudor Day
Year 4 had a Tudor where Henry VIII came back to life and married for the 7th time!.
We then had a Tudor banquet in the classroom and created Tudor dance sequences
Visit from Mr. Roy Jones and his pigeons
On 5th November, we were very lucky to be visited by Mr. Roy Jones and his pigeons. In assembly Roy told us all about how the pigeons were used to send messages in WW1 and WW2 and asked us if we would like to write some secret messages and send them by pigeon to the secret message centre!! Of course we were all very excited!
Roy then visited every class to share more information with us about the pigeons and how they were used in the wars. We were even allowed to stroke one of the pigeons! Did you know the queen has pigeons? Roy showed us some of the queens pigeon rings!
We all wrote our secret messages with many of the older children learning about the Caesar Cipher Code and using this to write their message. Just before lunchtime we all went onto the yard and one message from each class was attached to a pigeon before they were liberated.
Did you know that many pigeons won the Dicken medal for their bravery?