In the last week of the half term, we held our Harvest Coffee Morning at Skelton Village Hall. Lots of mums, dads, grandparents and family came along and we entertained them with songs while serving them with tea, coffee and cakes...lots of cakes! We were raising money for Denis Morley School in Tanzania and also for Oxfam and Fairtrade. The morning was a huge success and was enjoyed by all.
We recently played in the Penrith area inter-school football tournament held at Newton Rigg. We did really well and qualified for the next round which was the Eden area final. We didn't win that but we had a great day and played really well as a team so are very proud of ourselves.
We had a wonderful day on our Year 1/2 visit to the New Lanark World Heritage Site. We have been studying the Industrial Revolution in our history lessons so it was brilliant to see how people lived and worked in the old cotton mills. We have also been studying 'Materials' in our Science lessons so we also had a workshop about toys from the past. We compared them to our toys today and were able to learn about the different materials that were used back in Victorian times.
What a lovely Autumn evening for our After School Netball Club!
In today’s lesson, we were trying to gain an understanding of where in history The Tudor period lies in relation to other significant periods of history. We were asked to create a list of all the significant periods of history that we were aware of (Romans, Ancient Egypt, Victorians etc). Miss Wilson wrote all our suggestions on separate pieces of paper. We were then asked as a class to place them in chronological order on a huge timeline across the classroom floor. To help us decide where each period of history was to be placed, we had to ask ourselves questions, such as, ‘Which periods would be placed BC (BCE) and which ones would be placed AD (CE)? Which periods of history do I know existed before the Vikings? Can our knowledge of any famous events from certain periods of history help us decide on the order that these periods should be placed in? Miss Wilson then told us the names of some other periods of history and we discussed whether we had heard of them before. We then placed them into the existing timeline. We looked very carefully at where the Tudor era lay in relation to all of the other periods of history. We discussed the fact that in terms of history, this period of time is close to Modern day Britain. After completing this class activity, we worked in pairs to create timelines of some of the significant periods of history.