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VICTORIANS

In 1837, Victoria became Queen when her uncle King William IV died. She was just 18 years old. She was on the throne for 64 years until she died in 1901. At the beginning of the Victorian era education wasn’t free and only wealthy children could go to school or had tutors. Girls were taught skills like sewing and cooking while boys were taught subjects like reading and maths. Poorer children were sent to work and were never taught to read and write. During Queen Victoria’s reign this changed and education became more accessible for poorer children following the introduction of so-called “Ragged Schools”. Technology advanced in leaps and bounds too. One of the best discoveries was how to channel electricity to create light, previous versions were too expensive to have in private homes but Thomas Edison created a cheap and long lasting light bulb in 1879.

 

By Aleena

Our topic this term is called 'Blood heart' and it's about the circulatory system. During our knowledge/wonderings at the beginning of this term, we found it difficult to come up with things we already know - we had many more questions than facts, meaning we have lots to learn! I'm really looking forward to everything this term has to offer. 

 

By Jared

 

Our topic this term is blood heart and we are going to look at the heart and how it works, and look at what blood is made up of, as well as what it does. We're also going over things like how to keep your heart healthy.

 

By Lewis

This term, our topic is called: 'Frozen Kingdom' and I'm really excited because I really like polar bears, and it will help me to understand how global warming is melting the ice. I hope a learn a lot, it looks really cool. We also have a new Forest School in place of the old nature area, which we are going in every Friday; I can't wait - this term's going to be great!

 

By Lily.

 

This term, out topic is called 'Frozen Kingdom.' It's all about the polar regions and the animals that live there. As you will know, the polar regions are very cold and can get very harsh weather. Only certain animals can live there - the obvious one is a Polar bear. We are also learning about the other animals that live there and what they eat.

 

By Harri.

This term's topic is 'World War 2' and we have been learning about evacuation. We introduced this by looking at a suitcase and guessing who it belonged to. We also thought to ourselves about what we would have felt like if we were evacuee children. For some children it was a bad experience, but some were laughing and excited. Children would also have had to bring gas masks with them to make sure if anyone bombed them with gas, they could put the mask on. This topic has been interesting so far, but also very sad.

 

by Hannah

 

This term we are learning about Wold War 2, a very important time in history where hundreds risked their lives to protect others.

We have just started the term, but at the moment we have learnt about the evacuees and why the evacuation happenend, also how it happened. We also learnt about the equipment they used, like gas masks.

I am really looking forward to this topic and I hope I learn a lot more about it.

 

by Alfonso

Our topic this term is called: "Tomorrow's World" and it is about computers. We will be learning about the history of different technologies - it's very interesting how the size of mobile phones has changed so much over the years. They have changed from having to carry around a huge battery pack to being the same size as your hand! So far, we have looked at different websites and reviewed them, to learn what makes a successful one. This will help us to create our own websites, all about e-safety. We have also helped to re-design our classes's page on the school website.

 

By Oscar and Rosie

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