Year 3 children have been learning about life during the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. To make this topic come to life, a professional Blacksmith, Gary, arrived at Woodlea Junior School to showcase his skills and talents to the children. The aim of the day was to engage the children to get hands-on experience of the varying metal items created and used within this historical era and to witness a demonstration of how metal tools are developed and created using stone, charcoal and heat. During the day, Gary explained to the children about the importance of Blacksmiths during the Bronze Age and Iron Age. Some of the items created by Gary included a pinnacular brooch, hooks, keyrings, a rose, torcs used by the wealthy Celts and some nails. All the children were extremely intrigued and asked many questions which Gary answered to the best of his knowledge. It was an absolutely marvellous day filled with great activities. Every child, including many teachers, had a tremendous day and were thrilled and amazed at how metal can be changed once it has been heated.
4T have been working collaboratively to use the correct terminology to describe different artefacts from the Shang Dynasty! They all took it in turns to have a feel of the artefact, discuss the possible uses and then actually define what it is!
VE Day letters written by Year 6!
During the war, life changed for everybody, including children, men and women. For most children, the war years were a time of anxiety and frustration and for many others it was a period of family separation. The Year 6 children were asked to look at accounts of people who lived during the war and then write a letter in character expressing their feelings about the end of the war. Take a look at some of the great letters written!