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Brilliant Baking

Year 2 have just started a new topic all about the Great Fire of London and today learnt that it started in a bakery. We tested out a recipe that was thought to be from 1666 and what Thomas Farriner was making when he accidentally started the fire that devastated the city.

I hope you enjoyed them. They certainly smelt delicious!

Y3/2 Egyptian Mummy

Y3/2 have spent the past three weeks creating a fantastic model Egyptian mummy. After looking at some photographs of the Tutankhamun sarcophagus, we started by making a cardboard frame and recycled some scrap paper as stuffing. Then we covered the frame with paper mache until we had a hard shell that could be painted. The children all worked brilliantly well and the care they took over all of the details was very impressive. Fantastic work Y3!

Year 1/2 Grandparents Afternoon

Year 1 had a fabulous time this afternoon comparing old and new toys! We had lovely discussions with our family members about what the toys they used to play with in the past and we even had chance to play with some of them. We then enjoyed a range of activities such as making a jack in a box, a cup and ball and exploring different types of toys. Thank you so much to our family members that joined us this afternoon.

Year 1/1 Visit Hanley Museum

Year 1/1 had a brilliant time at Hanley museum this morning taking part in a toys from the past workshop. We looked at old dolls, some of which were over 100 years old, old teddies and spinning tops. We also had a play with a Jacob’s ladder toy and an acrobatic monkey toy. We discussed how toys have changed over time and even made our own cup and ball craft.
We would like to say a big thank you to Amanda who ran the workshop and also well done to all the children who behaved impeccably and enthusiastically throughout.


Year 1 have been very excited to start their Toys topic this week. We started by listening and dancing to Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ in our music lesson with Mrs Brian and Miss Ford before looking at our favourite modern toys from home. We discussed what materials our toys are made from and how they work. We also discussed how some toys have always been popular e.g. dolls but looked at how they have changed over time.
We are looking forward to our trip to Hanley museum next week where we will take part in a ‘Toys from the Past’ workshop.