Jennifer Carver Day
For our annual ‘Jennifer Carver Day’, Year 6 made Wartime Glory Buns using a recipe from a World War 2 rationing cookbook. The children researched the ‘National Loaf’ and made information posters about it. They also researched other rationing recipes and made their own cookbook using their favourites. The Glory Buns were delicious and everyone enjoyed the day immensely. We shot a video of our day - pop over to the Video Resource Centre to check it out!
We went to the Beacon to engage with their 'Home Front' learning activity. Alan Gillon led the session and taught the children about what World War 2 looked like from the 'Home Front'. We learned about evacuation, the Blitz, keeping safe, making do and jobs for women. The children got to explore artefacts and answer questions before trying out a real Anderson shelter. They learned so much and had fun in the process.
St Bees Priory Visit
Today the children visited the Priory at St Bees to learn about its history. One of our governors, Mr Rice, arranged the visit so that the children could hear of its diverse history and architecture. We recommend you visit for yourself because it really is a beautiful place of worship with so many captivating stories. A big thank you to Mr Rice and Reverend Gibbs for making it an interesting visit. Some of the children took the photos as we explored and I really do think we have some budding photographers!
Our P.E coach, Dan, is teaching us how to play hockey this half-term. Our first lesson was forced indoors by rain but we still got to practise our dribbling with a mixture of drills and games.
Year 6 are receiving squash coaching at the Falcon club. This week we learned about controlling the ball using a forehand strike. It is very early days but some of the children are already demonstrating an aptitude for it. Well done, Year 6!