Year 3 Fairtrade Fortnight challenge

Year 3 learned about Fairtrade and the importance of making sure the farmers who grow our food are treated equally.

Year 6 Ship of Light

Year 6 are taking part in a collaborative project with an artist called Mick Stevenson. We drew designs on bottles to be used as part of the Roker Illumination project. Children will be invited to attend the free event to see their artwork in place. Have a look at Mick’s website here.

All the bottles designed by Year 6 will be used in the Liter of Light project to illuminate shanty towns around the world. Learn more about this project on their website by clicking here. 

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Year 3 Egyptian Tribes Challenge

This week year 3 were given a really interesting challenge. We were split in to tribes and given a piece of desert to live in (on our tables!) Then we had to work together to decide what kind of resources we would need to survive. Then we had to change our desert and make buildings so that we could stay alive. We had to think about how to get food, where to find shelter, what to make the shelter out of, whether we were going to keep animals or not and how they were going to be kept alive. There were so many things!

We had to use skills from our history to think about what we know about how the Egyptians survived. We had to use our geography knowledge of settlements and the uses of the river Nile to think about how to get food and how to trade. We even had to irrigate some land! We had to use maths skills to build 3D shapes too! It was really challenging but good fun.

We even had to pretend we were ancient Egyptians and that we had lots of different Gods to keep happy because the Egyptians believed that the sun might not rise or the river wouldn’t flood unless the correct God was happy!

William enjoyed building all the pyramids and houses because he enjoys being creative, but his favourite bit was today when we got the chance to invade and destroy the remains of the other tribes villages.

You can see how we got on in the photographs below, and thankfully everyone survived! For now…

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