During the spring term, Toucan Class are learning all about 'The Earth and Space'. Everyone was challenged to create an exhibit to display in our Space Museum. It was very exciting seeing all the different creations as they arrived in Class. Parents, families and friends were invited to visit our 'pop-up' museum to see the products of Toucan Class' imagination and research. Well done Toucan Class!
Some of the exhibits are shown below.
In the Autumn Term, Toucan Class and Jaguar Class learnt about the Tudors. Everyone was interested to find out about the differences between 'poor' Tudors and 'rich' Tudors in addition to learning all about King Henry VIII and his court. All of the learning was brought alive as Class 4 and Class 5 stepped back in time during their very exciting visit to Hampton Court Palace.
At the end of the unit of work, the Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 children were challenged to showcase their learning in a podcast. They worked in groups to design a podcast that would be both entertaining and informative. When the podcasts were complete, we all enjoyed two afternoons laughing and learning as we heard a version of 'Bake Off' in King Henry's kitchen and another where King Henry VIII used a dating app to find a wife! It was unanimously agreed that all of the podcasts were fabulous. Well done Jaguar Class and Toucan Class! Most of the podcasts were a bit too long to fit on our website, but hopefully this one will give you a taste of what was created!
The Y6 pupils visited the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and took part in The Injury Minimization Program for Schools (IMPS).
The I.M.P.S. program empowers young people to take personal responsibility for managing their own risk and equips them with the skills to cope in an emergency.
At the hospital, the Year 6 pupils were given a tour of the Accident and Emergency department and were then taught some first aid skills. All of the pupils agreed that they could now make responsible decisions about keeping themselves and their friends safe. Finally, the pupils were taught how to use an IED. At Longcot, we have recently had an IED installed outside our school, so it is important to know that should anyone need to use it, the instructions are very easy to follow.