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Stone Age Pottery!

In the Spring Term, we have been learning all about the Stone Age! As part of our topic, we have visited Hanley Pottery Museum where the children were able to look at real artefacts from the Stone Age!

We have created our very own Stone Age pots using clay and other natural materials! The children are all really excited to bring their pots home tomorrow and already have many ideas for how they intend to use them!

Thank you for a lovely morning Year Three!

Year 4 Visit The Potteries Museum

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Mr Hunt’s class had a lovely morning visiting the wonderful Potteries museum in Hanley. The children listened carefully to our expert Lisa, who told us all about the history of the Staffordshire hoard. She showed us magnified photographs to see the detail of pieces, we held replica pieces and then got to look at pieces of the Staffordshire hoard itself, up close! We then went to design our own Saxon helmets using repeated patterns inspired by the Hoard itself.

The Brampton Toy Museum

Year One had a fantastic time at the toy museum, we discovered so many things about what children played with years ago. The zoetrope and flick books had the children fascinated!
We had so many lovely comments from visitors in the museum about how quiet and polite the children were.

Year 2/1 Visit Ford Green Hall

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We had a great morning this morning visiting Ford Green Hall. The children learned lots of interesting, historical facts about the Tudor and Stuart periods and they even met Samuel Pepys! I’m very pleased to say that the children behaved brilliantly and had a fantastic time. Well done Year 2.

Year 2 Transition Morning

This morning Y2/1 welcomed lots of family members to our classroom and we had a fantastic time! Everyone rose to the challenge of making a burning Tudor house to tie in with our Great Fire of London topic. I can’t wait to display them in the classroom as they are all fantastic, I’m sure you’ll agree! Thank you to everyone who managed to attend, you were great and it was a pleasure to meet you all.

Florence Nightingale.

We have been learning all about Florence Nightingale this half term and we have been looking at how nursing has changed since Florence was a nurse, but also how lots of things have stayed the same. To help us, we dressed up as Florence and we answered lots of questions pretending to be her. Nurse Sarah also came in to help us find out more about nursing and she answered lots of questions that we had as well. She brought in lots of things that she uses to look after her patients to show us. We now know lots about how important Florence was and still is today.

World War 2 Homework

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We have some fantastic homework projects to share from the children in Year 6.
Lucie and Lucy have designed some eye-catching posters telling us all about the war and the rationing that took place.
Brooklyn, Cayne, Chloe and Lewis have all spent time thinking about what the war was like at the front lines and have made some fantastic models showing some thought provoking, realistic scenes of warfare in the trenches. Cayne’s memorial is a serious reminder of the lives lost in those trying times.
Evie has been thinking about what it might have been like to be an evacuee child and has come up with her very own evacuation luggage including a teddy, name tag, ration book and a hand-written letter to home detailing her journey to the countryside.
Many ‘TANKS’ to Loris and Lena who have spent time making their very own model tanks. Great use of craft materials has made for some really effective designs.
Get ready to take to the skies with Natalia, Danielle and Oliver who have all made Spitfires. The Battle of Britain really made a big impression on Year 6. Natalia has been very inventive and used a fidget spinner as her propeller. That’s the best use we’ve seen for one yet!
Nidhiya has made her own very sturdy-looking Anderson shelter. We especially like the real plant in real soil outside the door.
Last, but certainly not least, Isobell has spent some time putting together a PowerPoint presentation detailing the main events of World War 2.
We’re really proud of our children for working so hard on their homework. Their hard work, imagination and creativity really highlight the fact that when we make the effort, homework can be a lot of fun!

Year 6 World War 2 Homework

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We have some more fantastic pieces of homework from our Year 6 children.
Charlie has built his very own tank and put together a really informative poster that highlights some of the key facts about the war.
Demi has created her very own memorial which combines her learning about the war with the recent Remembrance Day we’ve had. Some really effective imagery here.
Abbi has built a bomb! However, she assures is that it is just a replica. Excellent attention to detail Abbi.
Lucy Kelsey has created a charming Anderson shelter complete with washing line and vegetable plot.
Well done everyone!