Class Teacher - Miss Fitzgerald
As part of our science work this term, we have been focusing on the scientific skill of observing. Over the past few weeks, we have observed changes in shadows and the weather. We enjoyed playing shadow tag (once the sun came out), and we particularly liked using torches to create shadows for different objects. We used words including opaque and transparent to discuss our findings.
‘Rights, Rules and Responsibilities’
Over the past weeks, class seven have been studying Harriet Tubman and her role in the freedom of slaves. This research is part of Black History Month and the children have enjoyed both role play and enquiry based sessions. In their role as slaves, the children had to complete tasks such as transferring pasta from one tray to another without using their hands to pick them up. Whilst the aim was to introduce the children to the hardship of labour and work: many found the tasks enjoyable. The children have produced fantastic pieces of writing as a slave crossing the middle passage, and they have looked at the geography behind the 'triangular trade.'