Spring Term Activities
This term our topic has been ‘The Victorians’. We have really enjoyed exploring life in Victorian Britain and many of us decided that Victorian life probably wasn’t for us, even though there were some exciting changes taking place.
Our class text was ‘You wouldn’t want to be a Victorian Miner’ which was a great stimulus for our writing.
As part of our topic, we made a visit to Grosmont. We had a brilliant time using maps and GPS units to navigate our way around and do some geocaching. We also spent time looking at how the landscape had changed over time and the impact mining and the railway had had on the area.
We also learnt about local children who had worked in the mines. They had some very ‘interesting ’jobs. We used the resources to write our own diaries, imagining we were one of these children.
We created some brilliant information boards to show all the wonderful research we had done during the topic.
Would you have wanted to be a child in Victorian times?
Autumn Term 2 Activities
This half term, our topic was ‘From Stone Age to Iron Age.’ We learnt about life in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We explored the changes that took place during this period in history, looking closely at their way of life and how tools developed to assist them. We visited the Moors Centre at Danby to introduce the topic, doing shelter building and other activities. In Science we learnt about Rocks and Soils. In English we explored the text, Stone Age Boy. We made inferences, predictions and had a great time exploring the Stone Age through this text.
Autumn Term 1 Activities
This half term, our topic was ‘No Place like Home.’ We learnt about our local area, some history of local buildings and went for a walk in the locality. We explored both physical and human features while out on our walk. We also learnt about the wildlife we might find in our local area, with a visitor from the North York Moors National Park. We used local produce to make apple crumbles and seasonal vegetable tarts!