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The Romans invade Year 3!

Last week, our Year 3 children had a fantastic day where they had the chance to become Romans! They were trained by a real Roman soldier (who had aged very well…) and were put through drill as young legionaries.

Using their craft skills, they made Roman oil lamps from clay and built bridges as Roman engineers.

The children ate a Roman feast at lunchtime including fish, vegetable casserole and flat breads. Pudding was dates and honey with yoghurt.

All the children made a huge effort with their dressing up and looked brilliant! A selection of the many photos is below.

Celebrating Y5 Home Learning

What a fantastic way to end our ‘Peasants, Princes and Pestilence’ topic in Year 5…

Parents, siblings, grandparents and friends all joined us for a display of the children’s home learning after school on Thursday. Thanks to all for such a brilliant turn out and especially to the pupils in the two classes for producing such creative and inspirational exhibits!

We had fact posters, models, doctors’ masks, potions, weapons, letters, videos, powerpoint presentations, rats, more rats and even more rats!

Year 5 are growing bacteria!

As part of their topic work on the Black Death of the Middle Ages, Year 5 have been exploring how quickly bacteria can grow and spread.

Working scientifically, the children tested how clean their hands were by putting a finger print onto nutrient agar jelly – the perfect conditions for micro-organisms including bacteria to grow.

Judging by the Day 10 results below for Saturn, some of the hands weren’t as clean as they could’ve been! Meanwhile, I’m off to clean my computer keyboard (the source of the largest growth!)…

The yellow/orange dots on the photos show the micro-organisms that are currently growing.

Year 5 Travel Back in Time

The Year 5 children today got to experience life as scholars at Moorside Board School. During our trip to Bradford Industrial Museum, the 2 classes got into character as Victorian schoolchildren and were able to try out ink dip pens, do arithmetic using slate boards and pencils, to sing authentic hymns and songs and to recite poetry.

When not in the schoolroom, we enjoyed touring the various Victorian exhibits in the museum – especially seeing some of the mill machines in action and comparing life in a back-to-back terrace with the luxurious rooms of the Mill Manager’s house.

Well done to all the children for representing the school so well and fully engaging with the activities on offer. We hope you had a great time. And a big thank you to our parent volunteers on the day and to all home adults for helping to dress the children in such splendid Victorian outfits!

P.S. No smiling allowed in this photo…

Say cheese!

Sienna and Tayla shared a fantastic Victorian artefact with their fellow Year 5 classmates this week. Sienna’s family kindly let her bring in a precious camera made in the late Victorian period (when photography was first developed). We were extremely impressed by how they were able to set up the camera and explain how it would have worked.

It’s always great to see pupils extending their learning out of school. Well done girls!

Y5 Industrial Museum Trip

The Year 5 children enjoyed a fascinating trip to Bradford Industrial Museum today. To fit with Topic learning, they all experienced a session in a Victorian Schoolroom where they were taught the 3 ‘R’s, sang, recited poetry and learnt facts about an orange.
It was great to see the children engage with their learning so well, not least due to the wonderful costumes they came in! We hope that you remember this experience for a long time to come.

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What was it like to be a Viking trader?

   
    
 
Why were the Vikings disadvantaged?

What skills does a successful trader need to possess?

Victorian School

The Year 5 children have all travelled back in time this week to experience life in an authentic Victorian schoolroom.
Our trip to the Bradford Industrial Museum gave everyone the chance to use chalk slates, sit in rows on benches, use ink dip pens and recite poetry, songs and times tables.
We were really pleased that the children used their prior learning from their topic work this year to impress the School Master and that they followed the strict rules of the Victorian classroom so wonderfully.
Everyone had a special Victorian name for the day and dressed up brilliantly in Victorian clothing!

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Viking Trading Game



4B have been playing a game to learn about Viking trading. 

Working for either the Viking or Anglo-Saxon civilisations they produced, negotiated and traded goods with each other. 

They learnt about what the Vikings traded, how they did it and how trading from Scandinavia wasn’t always easy. 

I wonder if anyone from 4B can give us some more information about what is was like to be a Viking trader?

Year 3 making canopic jars

How did you make these?