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The Power of Project!

22nd October 2021

The Power of Project!

Project is all about pupils being challenged and making connections between the Foundation Subjects and the wider world. Igniting a passion for a deep level of understanding and wanting to take that beyond the classroom is what we aim to achieve. Project is the first theme of the School Development Plan and by completing a two-year cycle, pupils will cover all the skills and knowledge that they need for secondary school and further in a fun, engaging and tangible way.

During this half term Years 1 and 2 had a massive surprise when an alien called Beegu crash landed in the playground ! Unfortunately, she was lost and needed to find her way home. With their new knowledge of space travel through history, the pupils designed and created impressive and imaginative NASA-inspired space rockets for her.

Years 3 and 4 have been explorers this half term and visited various countries around the world. They studied Gudrid Thorbjarnadottir and explored Iceland with the Vikings, then it was off to Mexico to see how the Ancient Mayans lived with the Victorian explorers John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood. Lastly, they ventured into Africa with David Livingstone, looking at geographical features and art in particular.

Years 5 and 6 have not gone quite so far back in history but have been immersed in the grit and gore of World War I. One of the highlights was holding an uncharged “Pineapple” or Mk I grenade from the third battle of Ypres in 1917. They studied life in the trenches and that ran in tandem with their drama where they became frontline soldiers and acted out some extremely tough and poignant scenes from Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo.