Tudor Weavers

by | 5 May 2024 | Art & Design, History, Swans

Some of the Year 6 are enjoying being Tudor weavers! We think they would have been a great asset to Stratford St Mary during Tudor times where clothiers lived in the village and became a prominent contributor to the cloth industry.  

History – Grains

by | 5 May 2024 | History, Kingfishers

The children became historians. The children continued focusing on the question – Would you have rather been a farmer in Stratford St Mary in the past or now? The children recapped over last week’s learning thinking about how jobs on the farm have changed over time. The children thought about the enquiry question – Have […]

Toy Museum

by | 2 Feb 2024 | History, Kingfishers, Parents

The children welcomed their family members to Kingfishers Toy Museum. The children took on the role of tour guide. The children showed their family member around the toy museum. Thank you for coming the children really enjoyed showing their visitors around the toy museum.

Battle of Hastings

by | 1 Jan 2024 | History, Owls

This half term, Owls’ History topic is the Battle of Hastings and the Norman Invasion. We launched the topic with an immersion day. We looked at the three contenders to the throne in 1066: Harold Godwinson, Harald Hardrada and William, Duke of Normandy. We hot seated the three contenders and made leaflets to promote our […]

Afternoon Tea for some Special Visitors

by | 11 Nov 2023 | Design Technology, History, News, Swans, Visitors

The Swans had a lovely time providing a WW2 themed ‘afternoon tea’ for the elderly members of their community. They had really enjoyed sharing information about life in the village during WW2 and wanted to say ‘thank you’ for coming into school and sharing their experiences. We have had an amazing half term learning all […]

Prehistoric Art

by | 10 Oct 2023 | Art & Design, History, Woodpeckers

In Art we have been looking at Prehistoric cave drawings. For our final piece in this unit, we tried to keep the materials we used as natural as possible as we know that materials such as paint and colouring pencils were not available for Stone Age people! We collected mud to create our background, then used charcoal […]

Hot Colours

by | 10 Oct 2023 | Art & Design, History, Kingfishers

The children became ‘artists’ and thought about the question – Can we make a print of The Great fire of London using 2D shapes and ‘hot’ colours? Today the children created foam flames. They watched Miss Jones as she demonstrated how to do it. The children followed Miss Jones’ instructions and created their own foam […]

Henry Moore ‘Shelters’

by | 10 Oct 2023 | Art & Design, History, Swans

The Swans have begun to use the art skills they have learnt in order to create their final pieces based on Henry Moore’s Shelter Drawings.

Henry Moore Shelters

by | 9 Sep 2023 | Art & Design, History, News, Swans

The Swans have been practising creating contour lines in their art work in the style of Henry Moore. His Shelter drawings show people huddled together in the underground stations. The children got into groups of 3 and were photographed in a huddling position. They then used the forward and backward technique, shading techniques and curved […]

Ancient Egypt Workshop

by | 9 Sep 2023 | History, Owls, Visitors

On Monday 25th September, the Owls class were visited by an Ancient Egyptian scribe. The children got to take part in many activities such as writing Ancient Egyptian numbers on wax tablets, mummifying a body and building an Ancient Egyptian house. We learnt that they built with mud bricks and saw how they were made. […]

Visit to ‘The Shed’

by | 9 Sep 2023 | History, Swans, Visits

The children had an amazing evacuee lunch at The Shed in Sproughton. Berty was impressed with all their knowledge about WW2 and they learnt a lot more from the artefacts which he shared – including the air raid siren!

Stone Age Day at Stratford St Mary

by | 9 Sep 2023 | History, Visitors, Woodpeckers

On Wednesday 20th September 2023, a Stone Age man called Sealbit travelled through time to visit the children in Woodpeckers class!  The children spent the day exploring The Stone Age through hands on, immersive experiences. The children learnt how man made fire, how life changed for Stone Age people when they began farming, how they […]