Kevin the Viking came to visit Class 2 today. He told us about everyday Viking life, their beliefs and traditions and showed us some important Viking weapons and battle clothing. He invited us to become Norse men and women by handling and trying on real Viking weapons, helmets and clothing.
Later in the afternoon, we set up a realistic model of a Viking longboat and Kevin explained how they worked, who was responsible for each job onboard and why they were designed in the way they were. We finished the afternoon by playing a traditional Viking game, which was extremely tricky!(more…)
Everyone at Cockwood are delighted with the new playground facilities, made possible by a grant from Sport England Primary Spaces.
The children have a new climbing wall (which is never without a child traversing it, and challenging themselves!), a multi-sports play area with specialist surfacing and goals that mean playtimes are more active, and clubs can be run on site. One of the children in Class was overheard saying, ‘It was always awesome, but now it’s gone up three notches’!