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A step back in time to 1909 for Year 5.

This week we have immersed our learning into the history of our school. As the children looked around the building they realised that the school opened in 1909 thus June this year is the 100 year anniversary. Firstly we looked round the building looking for original features, we talked about secret stair cases and the different entrances.  Year 5 and the Reception class will be working hard on reporting from the start of the school in 1909, this was the Edwardian Era.

The Edwardian era or Edwardian period of British history covers the brief reign of King Edward VII, 1901 to 1910, and is sometimes extended to refer to the start of the First World War. The death of Queen Victoria in January 1901 marked the end of the Victorian era. We visited the Grosvenor Museum and explored the Victorian house and the way of life. The children behaved like Victorian children and made predictions about artifacts from this period of time.

Year 5 have researched and recorded facts from the time, and now are working in groups to prepare articles for a school magazine.

In maths this week, we have worked with positive and negative numbers, reading a thermometer and using the greater and less than sign to show understanding. We have started work on co-ordinates and translating shapes.

Next week on Friday, we will enjoy (hopefully) an Edwardian experience day, the children have been asked to come in black and white clothes. I will provide lunch this will be an Edwardian school meal.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend, Mrs Foulkes