We’ve learned so much about life as a child during the war from our trip to Beamish. We were evacuees for the day. We made our own gas mask boxes, identity cards and ration books, which was a lot of fun. When we arrived at Beamish, a warden took us by bus to Home Farm, where we tended to the animals, stayed in an air raid shelter, put up black out materials in the cottage and baked carrot cookies using rationed ingredients. It was a really good day, but we are pleased to be back in modern times – where we now know is the luckiest place to be.
Year Six had a fab day out for their leavers’ trip. They played bowling and had a delicious three course meal at Sambucas before finishing off in the park. They thoroughly deserved a treat after all their hard work this year.
The children in Year 6 had a great day taking part in a ‘Play in a Day.’ They learned a lot about moving up to secondary school throughout, as their theme was: What was I worried about? They then performed the play to the whole school. We all really enjoyed it. As well as having some good messages about not worrying when changing classes or school; it was also very funny.
As part of their Mayans topic, year six were lookin g at food discovered in ancient civilisation. Mrs Baker, from Fair Trade, came in to talk to the children about the history of chocolate, the production of chocolate today and the role of Fair Trade. We really enjoyed it because it had a strong link to or last geography topic, which was Brazil and the Amazon Rainforest. We learned a lot! Moreover, we enjoyed the chocolate sample even more!
When the police came in they covered e-safety perfectly. They told us what we can access and what we can’t. We understood everything that they said. P.C. Wilkinson told us about bullying and what you should do when you are getting bullied. He gave us good advice and tips. Whatever you do online it will always leave a cyber footprint.
Last week, the police visited Year Six to do an e-safety talk. They went through how to keep safe online and what to do if you aren’t safe. They told us which websites, apps and games are safe to use and gave us real life situations to solve. The police explained the dangers of the internet and the bits most of us can’t live without. They made it really fun and we all enjoyed it.