Year 4 – Ancient Egypt

Year 4 – Ancient Egypt

What can we learn about Ancient Egypt from studying Egyptian artefacts?

Year 4 have been looking at artefacts from Ancient Egypt.

These are some of the questions we were asking:

  • What is it?
  • What might it be made from?
  • What do you think it was used for?
  • Who might it have belonged to?
  • What does it tell us about the Ancient Egyptians?
  • How do we know what it was and what it was used for?
  • What do you think these artefacts are? Ask you child and see if they can tell you.
Victorian afternoon!

Victorian afternoon!

We are learning all about Victorian life in Year 2. Today we went back in time and had an afternoon in a Victorian classroom. The teachers were very strict, we couldn’t speak at all, they showed us the cane, and we weren’t even allowed to put our hand up unless we were given permission.

Even though it was very different, we liked some of the rules and are going to stand up in class when we speak as it makes people listen more.

We learnt the rules and used chalk to copy them out.

If we spoke we were sent to stand in the corner.

Whenever an adult walked into the room we stood up.

Year 5 historians go back in time….

Year 5 historians go back in time….

Year 5 time-travelled into the past today, as we explored timelines as a way of looking back at history.

We worked in groups to map out a timeline in equal intervals of time, then plot onto it, significant periods of our past.
We added periods such as: The Stone Age, Ancient Greece Roman Britain and even today’s date!
It really helped us to understand how much time has already passed before we were even born!
We finally worked together as a whole class to create a super-sized timeline that would show the most significant periods from our previous studies. We realised that some of these periods actually took place at the same time!
VE Day Celebrations! – 75 Year Anniversary

VE Day Celebrations! – 75 Year Anniversary

This Friday (8 May 2020) marks 75 years since Nazi Germany’s formal surrender at the end of the Second World War, bringing an end to the historic conflict. At 11am: A two-minute silence will be held to honour the service and sacrifices of the wartime generation.

On VE (Victory in Europe) Day in 1945, millions took to the streets to celebrate peace after years of terrible war. The links below provide some other ways that you can celebrate this important event at home this year.

Twinkl  –  https://www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=ve+day

Twinkl have lots of activities available to learn more about Victory in Europe (VE) Day. There are information Powerpoints, Comprehension activities, Maths problems, as well as arts and crafts tasks to make your own VE bunting or create your own Spitfire aeroplane.

VE Day 75 – Government Website  –  https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/

The VE Day 75 Celebration website from the Government provides a guide to organising your own celebration at home event, along with news and information on the celebration as well as stories from veterans.

English Heritage  –  https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/ve-day

The English Heritage website has a variety of information about this extremely important event in our nation’s history. You will also find ideas for party celebrations, popular recipes and music from 1945, as well as live dance tutorials, sing-a-long guides and more!

Also, keep an eye out for our iconic Tyne Bridge, which will be lit up in red, white and blue!

If you would like to take a photo of any fun activities that you get up to, please send them to us as we’d love to see your celebrations at home.