Category: History

Talking Tudors at Layer Marney Tower

We had a fantastic day with our Squirrel and Fox classes visiting the tallest Tudor gatehouse in the country. Despite the rainy weather, we had a fun and fact filled day visiting Layer Marney Tower in Colchester. We learned lots more about Tudor food, medicine and toys and games. Everyone was pleased not to have …

Muntjacs and Owls visit Duxford!

Today, Muntjacs and Owls class enjoyed a fantastic trip to the IWM at Duxford. The trip complemented our topic on WW2, and was a great opportunity for the children to see the technology that helped the Allied forces to be successful in the second world war. All of the children loved admiring the different aircraft …

Our Visit To Colchester Castle

We had a great day exploring Colchester Castle with lots to see and do. We were able to discover even more about the Romans through the activities and wonderful selection of artefacts. The staff at the castle told us all about the Roman invasion and Boudicca’s revolt. When we went down into the Roman vaults …

Squirrels’ Snowy School Trip!

We had a brilliant visit to Hill Farm in Gestingthorpe yesterday. There was some snow but that didn’t stop our fun! Mr Cooper shared many of the fascinating Roman artefacts that have been found there with us. We also got to visit the site of where a Roman villa once stood.The children impressed us with …

Viking artefact investigation with Owls class!

Last Monday, Muntjac class had some special visitors from our wonderful sister school, St Andrew’s! Mrs Halls and Owl Class came to visit us at St Giles’ to investigate and explore some real Viking artefacts. The children all had a wonderful time being historians and archaeologists, and absolutely loved getting to know one another before …

Muntjac’s Mexican Day!

As part of our topic M.A.P.S (Mountains, Animals, People & Seas) Muntjac class have been studying the regions of Central and South America. On our special Mexican day, we thoroughly enjoyed performing our Mexican assembly to the school and loved the delicious Mexican feast that Mrs Dunne cooked! Here are a few pictures from the …

Squirrel Class Visit Layer Marney Tower

As part of our History topic we enjoyed a visit to the beautiful Layer Marney Tower. We dressed up as Tudors which helped to take us back in time, finding out more about the Tudor way of life. Everyone enjoyed playing games, Maypole dancing, learning about the medicines and tasting some tudor style food. All …

Travelling Through Our School Time Tunnel!

Badger class had an interesting afternoon looking through old school magazines that were created by pupils from our school in 1923! They included poems, prayers, beautiful drawings of wild flowers and more. We found these very old magazines fascinating to look through, and made lots of notes about what these magazines can tell us about …

Adventures In The Wood!

The Year Two Badgers had a real treat this morning at Wiggery Wood! First we were greeted by Mr Cooper who asked us what we had been learning about in school. Once the children told him that the famous explorer Ernest Shackleton had visited our class, Mr cooper told us all about the famous local …

Fabulous Firework Fun

Badger Class are back to school with a Bang! (And a whoosh, whiz and pop!) We have had a fantastic week so far. We have been thinking about fireworks in our PE lessons, English and Art. We started our week by watching the firework show from the New Year celebrations in London and then we …

Visiting West Stow Anglo Saxon Village

Squirrels class have been on a visit to the Anglo Saxon Village at West Stow. We enjoyed watching a short historical film, a visit to the museum, dressing up in Anglo Saxon style clothing and exploring the village! We have had fun together learning more about how the Anglo Saxons lived. These are just a …

Key Stage 2 Visit Layer Marney Tower

Squirrels and Muntjacs enjoyed a wonderful day together at Layer Marney Tower in Essex. The children and staff all dressed in Tudor costumes which looked wonderful! It was a fun and really informative day. A great conclusion to our Tudors topic.  

Tudor Portraits

We started with a photo of ourself. We then added different materials to help create a Tudor style portrait!

Making Tudor Goblets

As part of our Tudor topic we decorated our own Tudor goblets.

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