Children Successfully Evacuated!
With the declaration of war, Sussex Road children found themselves evacuated today. Having packed their teddies and gas masks and bravely said final goodbyes to their parents, they all arrived safely in the countryside. Before being sent to their evacuee families, they were given training in some vital skills needed in the countryside: Make Do and Mend, jam tart making and Anderson shelter building. Pathe News provided information on the events back home in London--they even got a chance to record their own news reports. Still going strong in the fresh country air, they sang songs and then settled to watch 'Goodnight, Mr Tom' before bed.
Forest School Snowball Impressionism
Tonbridge School Art Gallery
As inspiration for our Gallery Rebels unit in Art, we visited Tonbridge School Gallery. We were indeed inspired by the variety of media used to create the art: dripping dried oil paints, filming white ink as it was injected into gelatine, sewn fabric shapes filled with plaster of Paris, large geometric shapes with energetic splashes, elastic strings just begging to be touched and the super-cool 3D printed icebergs.
Evolution in the Science Dome
Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed relaxing on their backs looking at the 3D Evolution show which chronicled Darwin (with a mention of Wallace) and his Theory of Natural Selection from his home, Downe House, to his voyage on the Beagle visiting the Arctic and Galapagos Islands. Highlights included watching life evolve from a single cell, to marine creatures, then reptiles and insects, before taking us under the legs of an enormous diplodocus, before mammals and eventually a caveman appeared. Being in the sea, seeing passing sea creatures, also held us in wonder. What a great way to learn.
We had SNOW!!!!! :)
We were very fortunate this morning in that we were allowed all of the snow on The Judd field for our 'Who Can Make The Largest Snowball Competition'?
Walk for Health
As this is Children's Mental Health Week, 6HP took a walk to explore the benefits of fresh air and physical activity. Our walk took us along the Medway to see how the flood defences work. However, the most memorable bit has to be the fun we had suctioned in the mud!
Healthy Heart Food
As part of our learning about the heart and circulatory system, and the necessity of healthy eating, we developed our own healthy lunches following NHS recommendations. Not only did we include a starch, protein, dairy, fruits and vegetables, but we also learned to boil, bake, regulate temperatures, measure, drain, deseed, dice, slice, grate and - with varying degrees of success - use a tin opener. The lunches were not only healthy, but delicious. It looks like the children will be making the lunches from now on!
Year 6 had a great time in the Natural History Museum on Tuesday!
We saw fantastic fossils, deadly dinosaurs and a brilliant Blue Whale! We also had a great lesson on Natural Selection from an expert in the museum. Darwin would have loved it!
Remember when...Year 2 Memories