After learning about Viking longships in history last week, Y3 began making their own versions today. Children cut out their templates in card and built their basic ship structure, making sure they included important design features of the longships including the keel, dragonheads, mast and sail. Children were able to identify other vital aspects of the ships design such as the steerboard and the materials the Vikings used to build the ships. Next week we will finish the longships and add the oars, shields and final decorative touches.
Year 6 spent a long day in Liverpool last Thursday exploring the museums at the Albert Dock. The main purpose of the visit was to enhance the learning of our history topic, 'Britain and the Transatlantic Slave Trade'. As always our students really impressed the tour guides with the extent of their knowledge and understanding of the subject.
After a workshop on Life in West Africa, which served to reinforce the idea that the people who became enslaved had an advanced, civilized culture and identity of their own, we then had lunch outside in the glorious sunshine. Then followed our guided tours and exploration round the other museums.
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