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Welcome to the 'History of the World' Museum!

This week Year 6 children have created their own 'museum' in the school dining room. The homework projects were fantastically creative and included  a wide variety of subjects ranging from Marie-Antoinette's wardrobe to the burning of Washington.  If you were lucky enough to attend our assembly on Friday you will already have had the chance to see it for yourselves. If not, have a look at the photos of the exhibits in the gallery. Well done Year 6!

Long-Ship Ahoy!

After learning about Viking longships in history last week, Y3 began making their own versions today. Children cut out their templates in card and built their basic ship structure, making sure they included important design features of the longships including the keel, dragonheads, mast and sail. Children were able to identify other vital aspects of the ships design such as the steerboard and the materials the Vikings used to build the ships. Next week we will finish the longships and add the oars, shields and final decorative touches.

International Slavery Museum, Liverpool

Year 6 spent a long day in Liverpool last Thursday exploring the museums at the Albert Dock. The main purpose of the visit was to enhance the learning of our history topic, 'Britain and the Transatlantic Slave Trade'. As always our students really impressed the tour guides with the extent of their knowledge and understanding of the subject.

After a workshop on Life in West Africa, which served to reinforce the idea that the people who became enslaved had an advanced, civilized culture and identity of their own, we then had lunch outside in the glorious sunshine. Then followed our guided tours and exploration round the other museums.

Tuck Shop Treats

Last Thursday three of our tuck shop workers spent the afternoon at the headquarters of ThumbsUp Sheffield; the suppliers of our tuckshop products. Their mission was to source new stock for us to sell and also to have a look at the Christmas products to see if we should branch out into selling Christmas merchandise. The gift ideas Louis, Nicole and Amriss selected are available to view at the tuck shop but can also be seen in the photos below.

St Marie's YouTube Channel

Don't forget St Marie's has it's own You Tube channel - Check out the latest video from the Year 5 children.

Click here to link there and watch some amazing 'Thornbridge Has Got Talent' auditions, amazing animations and also some handy videos for the different calculation methods we use at school.

Internet safety advice /warning: Some links/resources may offer additional links to non-school content. Pupils should never create accounts without seeking parent/teacher permission.

What makes an author want to write?

Today the Year 5 children used the new iPads, to carry out some research into two significant authors, as part of children’s book week. The children chose between Michael Morpurgo or Jacqueline Wilson.
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