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Exploring Evidence

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Year 6 have been comparing sources of evidence and evaluating their reliability. The children had to classify the evidence as a primary or secondary source and then explain what they could learn about the Maya civilisation from each one. The children were very impressed with some of the Maya art-work and carved objects!

Ancient Greek Columns

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This afternoon Year 5 have been learning about types of Greek columns and their importance in architecture. We drew each type of column – doric, ionic and Corinthian – on the playground using chalk. Learning outdoors is great!

Safe Searching In Year 5

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In Year 5 we have been looking at how to find information when using the internet.

When searching for answers to different questions about the Greeks we found that things like dates differed depending on which website we went on.

We then came up with a some simple pieces of advice for finding reliable information:
1. Check more than one website.
2. Make sure the website is up to date.
3. Check that the information is written by a trusted organisation and it is not a person’s opinion.

These 3 rules will help you to find reliable information, helping us to follow the R in SMART.

Year 4 History

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Year 4 have been learning about crime and punishment during the Anglo-Saxon times. We played a game where we chose a crime at random then followed a flow chart to work out the punishment. As you can see from the images, the really enjoyed their lesson. Well done Year 4.

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.