Well our feet haven’t touched the ground since coming back from our well-deserved break. The children are very engaged by our current topic of “Empire and Slavery” and are enjoying writing up their homework research into explanation texts of their chosen colonised country. We are also flying through our maths and have conquered long multiplication using both the expanded and formal methods – they just need to keep practising with TimesTable Rockstars to stop those sneaky calculation errors.
We have had trips galore which have all been thoroughly enjoyed. We consolidated our learning on empire and saw some of the sights of slavery during our visit to the Museum of London Docklands and we sketched various figures of anti-slavery in the National Portrait Gallery. The children behaved exceedingly well, given the extremely early morning and long bus journey.
A real treat was to spend the night at Mendip Outdoor Pursuits – we tried our hands at toboganning, skiing, kayaking and open canoeing. We managed to dodge most of the rain, but some still ended up far wetter than they should have!!
Our next visit, but not our last which is yet to come, was to view The Knitted Bible Exhibition at St James’ Church in Winscombe. We saw some amazing displays of Bible parables created by some talented knitters – the children surprised themselves with how many they recognised and could retell the stories by drawing on RE lessons and worships in school.