The Thackray Medical Museum

Last week year 4 visited the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds. The children were lucky enough to take part in two different workshops based around life as a Tudor.

This proved to be the perfect opening to our new topic on Henry VIII. The children came backed bursting with knowledge and hungry to find out more.

 

Well done Year 4.

Battle of Bosworth Field!

Attention all of Siddal, today Year 3 have witnessed a nail biting scene from The Battle of Boswarth – The War of the Roses.

Rhino class were split in half to represent the two families that went head to head in this battle.

The Lancastrians (Red Rose)were led by Mrs. Newham, aka Henry VII. They were against the Yorkists (White Rose) led by Miss Sunderland, aka Richard III.

Rhino class witnessed an epic battle where sadly, Richard III (Miss Sunderland) perished!

We then saw Henry VII marry Elizabeth of York to unite the families and bring the two roses together, making the Tudor Rose.  

Friend or Foe

This week, Year 5 have been exploring the text Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo.  Today’s session focused on David and Tucky’s dilemma (hiding two German airmen during the war) and whether they should tell the person who was looking after them or continue to keep it a secret.  Here you can see our pupils in role as they prepare a new scene for the book.

 

Outdoor learning

Elephant class had a fantastic morning searching for Pokémon in the playground. The children used their knowledge of addition and subtraction of 4 digit numbers to complete Pokémon word problems.

Tin forest

The class are very excited to start their new literacy unit based around the story The Tin Forest by Helen Ward.

Yesterday, the children created an amazing piece of artwork with oil pastels, using only a section of the text.

Today the children used their knowledge of the authors use of language and an illustration, to predict the next part of the story.

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Self Sustainable Siddal

Eco council had an amazing afternoon yesterday digging up and cooking their potatoes. The children grew two types of potatoes; rocket and regional. The children also had the pleasure of picking some of the peapods that were ready.

After cooking the potatoes with Mrs. Harper our Eco warriors were given the opportunity to taste them and then kindly brought them around the school to allow other adults and children to sample their home grown produce.

Tudor workshop-update

Here are a few pictures from Mondays workshop. As you can see we all had an amazing time learning all about Tudor time.

Teachers PE staff meeting

On Wednesday, some of the staff from Siddal Primary School took part in a PE staff meeting. Here are some images of what we did: 

Dough Disco Day

On 14th June the whole school enjoyed a Dough Disco Day. We started the day with a whole school dough disco.

In the afternoon Early Years took part in a parent workshop. We made playdough with our grown ups, had fun playing with it and then had a go at Dough Disco. Thank you to all the parents/grandparents and family that attended the event.

 KS1 enjoyed taking part in Dough Disco outside in the playground !

 

 Year 5 enjoying Dough Disco.

Year 6 enjoying Dough Disco

What was your favourite part of the day?

 

 

Tudor Workshop

Rhino class had an amazing day yesterday learning all about Henry VIII and life as a Tudor. Year 3 completed many tasks from code breaking Mary Queen of Scots code, learning a traditional Tudor dance to handling Tudor artefact’s and weaponry.

The  children enjoyed themselves immensely and it was a great starter to our new topic, the Tudors.

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