Year 6 had the opportunity to visit one of the last
surviving convoy ships from WWII, the HMS Wellington which
is moored on the Thames. The children have been learning
about how the war affected Britain and can identify ways in
which Britain needed rebuilding. Aboard the ship, the
children looked at the history of the ship in helping to
secure food imports into the UK in her role as a convoy
ship. This help supported their understanding of the need
for rationing during wartime.
Years 1 and 6 travelled together to the Army Museum in
Chelsea. Pupils then separated into two interactive
workshops which linked to year 1's D.T. curriculum and year
6's computing curriculum.
Year 1 pupils designed and built a shelter. They explored
how it became stronger and more stable. They also evaluated
their ideas against design criteria.
Year 4 travelled on the train to Tate Britain to view the
Steve McQueen Exhibition. The children took part in posing
in a photography session when they were in Year 3 and
therefore visited the gallery to view their photos alongside
3000 other school photographs. The children were so proud to
be part of this amazing experience.
The Year 4 children visited The Cartoon Museum in London.
They focused on caricatures and styles of comic strips
alongside learning about the history of several famous
characters. They developed their own drawing skills when
drawing several famous people throughout history.
Year 3 & 4 used compasses and their mapping skills to
complete stewardship activities in West Ham Park. They had
to use orienteering to locate various points around the park
and think about the challenges they found when they arrived.
These included discusses their views on the local area and
using the compass to think about which direction photographs
had been taken in.
On 12th November the 20 children from the choir had the
memorable opportunity to sing at the Royal Albert Hall as
part of the Newham Community Opera Full Circle. Our very own
Mrs Venn was conducting a section of the large choir. The
children were also able to watch many extremely talented
young musicians from England and Wales.