Lockington Church Of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

The little school that makes a big difference

Class 2

 

Class 2 had an amazing afternoon of wonderful weaving when one of our talented parents shared her expertise with us. As part of our topic on Anglo-Saxons and Celts, we have been researching and designing tartan using our art skills and computer generated processes. We have then been able to transfer out designs onto individual looms; choosing weft and warp colours to begin our own creations. Watch this space for our finished fabric!

 

 

In January, Class 2 had a spectacular visit to the Yorkshire Museum to find out about the Anglo- Saxons and their impact on British history.

 

We met an Anglo-Saxon, called Oshere, who allowed us to examine many fascinating artefacts. To keep these precious items safe from damage and grease, we wore special white gloves.

 

Along with our very own guest historians, Mr Rodmell and Mr Vernon, we were able to try our hands at some Anglo-Saxon crafts and activities; weaving, braiding, silver work, ink and quill practice and original games.

 

Our experience was completed with a whistle stop tour of the museum which charters the history of York from pre-historic times, through the Roman occupation and onwards to the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans. We all agreed that there was so much to see and do, another visit was definitely needed.

 

In class 2, our autumn history topic of The Railway Revolution has concluded with an amazing homework project.  Just look at the range of engines made at home with some help from mums, dads and grandpas!  They all fit on our track, made to exact measurements in DT. Some trains moved and some were even independent travellers!

 

Well done everybody!

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In November, we had a wonderful visit from Mr Marshman who shared his extensive knowledge on railways as he was a top railway engineer and has fascinating facts to tell.

He brought us right up to date, in fact into the future, by telling us all about the Crossrail project. This amazing feat of engineering in set to open in 2020 and will provide a fast route under London.

We went outside to mark out the size of the immense tool used to dig the tunnels.

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Year 3, 4 and 5 enjoyed a visit to All Saints Church, North Ferriby

A Taste of History - Greek Day

 

We welcomed ‘A Taste of History’ into school on Friday 11th March. Everyone joined in cooking some fabulous Greek dishes including tzatziki (cucumber dip), souzoukakia (meat rissoles) and fakes soupa (lentil soup). The best part was when we all got to taste a whole range of traditional food which almost everyone tried… even the squid!

In the afternoon we created our own versions of the Parthenon in art and performed a dance of Theseus and the Minotaur to our parents. They even got to taste some of our Greek delights.

What a fantastic day!

 

The whole school has been learning about school values and we have decided to make our own Stained Glass Windows based on the School Christian Values.

One of our Year 6 students has reported on the progress Stained Glass Windows