In October, we were learning all about the Stone Age and how they lived. We Visited West Boldon Lodge where we went back in time and got stuck in making real life Stone Age shelters out of sticks and things we could find in the forest. We also made bread round a camp fire and made spears from stones and sticks. Back in the classroom, we used our ICT skills to research Stone Age food, then followed a simple recipe to make bread and stewed fruit, it was delicious!
In November we started learning about Ancient Egypt. We joined Howard Carter on his mission to locate the last tomb to be found in The Valley of the Kings- Tutankhamun's tomb! We learnt all about features of a newspaper article, and wrote our own telling the shocking story of Howard Carter's find.
In January we took part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. We used the data we collected in our maths lessons to create tally and bar charts. After setting up our feeding stations, we watched patiently for 1 hour and recorded all of the different species we spotted. Did you know that the House Sparrow is a ‘red status’ bird? This means that their numbers are declining rapidly!
In February we have been learning all about the Romans. Today we have all been given different characters from the Roman times. Some of us are new soldiers, slaves, traders and Queen Boudicca. We have written, in role, a typical day in the life of… This was so exciting and great to see all of the children taking on their new characters, experiencing life over 2000 years ago.
We have also just carried out an investigation to find out which material will keep a Roman soldier warmest on the fort. After testing lots of different materials we concluded that fur would be the most suitable.