On Friday, Prep pupils took a trip back in time for our History Day. Children and staff came to school dressed in some amazing costumes and we were impressed at the effort they had all made. Children could pick the era of their costumes which meant we had a diverse range of outfits from Dinosaur and Stone Age right through to 1980s! Prizes were awarded for the best costumes in each key stage.
We started the day with an assembly in which each pupil and member of staff was placed in chronological order to form a giant timeline.
Next, children split into groups and took part in learning and craft sessions linked to different periods: pupils made woolly mammoth pictures with cavewoman Mrs Banks; wrote Egyptian hieroglyphics with Mrs Jarvis; learned about Anglo-Saxon treasure with Mr Messenger; created a Tudor rose with Mrs Shelton; made a Victoria sponge cake with Mrs Talbot and wrote a WW2 identity card with Mrs Moore.
Reception and Pre-School children also joined in the fun with some special Roman themed activities. They started the day by watching a powerpoint on the Romans and then had the chance to experience a wide range of activities within the two classrooms. They made some wine by squashing grapes with potato mashers, create a Roman headdress and peg soldiers, completed mosaics, washed Barbie dolls in the Roman spa, found Roman pottery in the mud and made Roman coins out of play dough. The children even had the chance to role play in the Roman banqueting area.
Afterwards, we all came back together for a House History quiz. Both teams finished with top marks making it a great end to the day.