We had an amazing time at Robin Wood!
We were really excited about the snow this week and enjoyed playing in it on Thursday afternoon! Some of us worked together to build a huge snowman!
As part of our Design Technology lessons, we have been making carrot cookies. We first tried this recipe when we visited Beamish Museum. During rationing in WW2, people would use carrots to add sweetness to their biscuits. Ours tasted delicious!
We had a great time at our Christmas party and played lots of games!
Today we visited a Jewish Synagogue. It was amazing to see the synagogue in real life after learning about this in our RE lessons! We met a Jewish man and lady who welcomed us to the synagogue – the boys were asked to wear a kippah before entering as this is the normal custom. First, we watched a presentation and had a discussion about what we knew already; we talked about things such as Hanukah and the difference between Christianity and Judaism. After this, we were given the chance to look around the synagogue. We were shown the Torah in small groups – we were told this Torah had been hand- written over three hundred years ago (even though it looked brand new)! We learnt a lot from this experience and really enjoyed finding out more about the Jewish religion.
Year 6 had a great day visiting Beamish where we found out what it would be like to be an evacuee during WW2. We did lots of fun things: sat around the fire in a 1940s cottage, baked carrot cookies, pretended to be the home guard and went inside an Anderson Shelter!
Beamish Outreach came to visit us yesterday to talk about what it was like in Britain during World War 2. We especially enjoyed learning about evacuees and playing “detective” with the lost evacuee suitcases. We were able to find out so much about the children who owned the suitcases from their contents!
Year 6 have been working hard, learning about the organs in our body. In this lesson, we drew around a member of our group then tried to place the main organs where we thought they were located – it was trickier than we thought it would be!