This term Class 1 have been learning all about World War 2: the causes and effects, the key people involved and how it affected the lives of British citizens.
To give us a better understanding we visited Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset. Pupils dressed up as soldiers and were able to handle various artefacts. The children particularly enjoyed a guided visit around a 1940’s house, they learned all about household objects such as: a washing dolly, a mangle, the scullery and old money.
Class 1 were lucky to have a visitor from the Exeter Synagogue this week.
His name was Tony Newman and he told us about some Jewish beliefs, rituals and festivals as well as sharing some photographs and artefacts.
It was helpful to have a practising Jew to talk to us and answer our questions on the Jewish faith as well as demonstrating what we have learned in lessons..
We also welcomed our visitors from the ICE team (Initiative in Christian Education) this week. (more…)
Class 1 explored some aspects of the Jewish festival of Passover and the Seder Meal.
There was lots of tasting alongside learning about the special symbolism of the different foods that Jewish people eat at this meal.
It helped us to understand the importance of the story of Moses and the Exodus from Egypt to Jewish people. (more…)
The children were really enthusiastic to find out all about marine litter today in a workshop from ‘ Blue Marine Foundation’.
As promoted by Sir David Attenborough on BBC Blue Planet, the children found out about the problem marine litter is causing in our waters and on a global scale. They discovered the types of litter found on our local beaches and how it effects the marine environment. The children were surprised to find out how some of it got into the sea and they thought about what they could do to help this global crisis. Watch this space! (more…)