Ancient Worlds, Young Inspirations

We've been on quite the journey this half-term, merging historical exploration with the inspiration of real-life heroes. Our adventure back to 900 CE has brought the ancient Mayan civilization and the Kingdom of Benin right into our classroom, through activities like map-making and building model cities. It's been a hands-on experience that's not just about memorizing dates but also connecting with the people and cultures of the past. Check out our Entry Point games where pupils took part  in Viking rowing races and pyramid building to get them into a historical mood!

Our literacy unit has taken us on another exciting journey with the book, "Rise Up: Ordinary Kids with Extraordinary Stories". It's a collection of biographies about young individuals who've achieved remarkable feats, and our students have enjoyed reading these stories. They've been identifying what makes these biographies so compelling, from Greta Thunberg to Ayesha Farooq and discussing what we can learn from these extraordinary young people. By summarizing these stories and even trying to rewrite them as autobiographies, our students are not only enhancing their English skills but also stepping into the shoes of these inspiring people.

We're excited about the journey ahead and can't wait to share more about our students' discoveries and growth. Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm for our learning adventures!