National Justice Museum
Climbing on board the coaches, Year 4 couldn’t wait to see what the National Justice Museum had in store for them, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Whilst there, the children morphed into Victorian Crime Stoppers, finding clues to get to the bottom of a terrible crime and identify the culprit. They were wowed by the museum’s original courtrooms, dungeons and prison cells, and met a variety of colourful, historical characters, each with different stories of justice to tell. A fantastic day was had by all!
Year 4 had a fantastic day launching their new theme, ‘The Vicious Vikings’. Channelling their inner artist, the children learnt about Viking long ships and then recreated their own in collage form. Later on in the day, the children began to create their own Viking helmets. When completed, they can’t wait to wear them during a special day, later on this term.
Hrothgar the Viking Cometh to Rykneld
Year 4 were in for a real treat on Thursday. Blowing a horn and waving his axe, Hrothgar the Viking invaded the Year 4 classrooms to take the children back in time to the days of Norsemen and women. Heading to the hall, we spent the day at his Viking encampment. In there, he’d set up a tent and spread out baskets with clothes and weapons. Hrothgar, really brought the Viking Age to life. He told traditional tales of gods and goddesses, taught us the Viking way to light a fire and he had some fascinating anecdotes about everyday life. The children had an amazing day and we will be using all of this new knowledge to inform some exciting activities, which we have planned for the rest of this term.