Wren's Class Statement

In Wrens we will be kind and helpful towards each other. We will be sensible and listen to one another. In lessons we will be energetic and give our full effort. We like to have fun, be creative and appreciate the world around us. We will help to keep each other safe by washing hands and respecting our space.  

 

Italian Day

Year 3/4 Remembrance

Science - Making circuits to light torches

World War II in Nafferton - our village walk

Today we went for a walk around the village to visit a few sites which we have been learning about in our History work.

First we visited the war graves in the cemetery. We found the grave of R. Leason of the Royal Artillery who lost his life in 1943 at the age of 26 (younger than Mr S and all of our parents.)

 

We then moved on to St. Francis school at the top end of the village to see where some of the children in the village would have gone to school, and where other evacuees may have been moved to. We know a bit about some of the evacuees and their teachers because they are mentioned in our school log book!

 

On Driffield Road we stood to look at where Jim Richardson would have lived in the Saddlers. We have a photo of him as a 14-year-old cadet preparing for life in the RAF. He attended Nafferton School as a young boy.

 

We walked up Rectory Close to visit Rectory Farmhouse. This was the farm where our prisoner of war from the local camp worked helping around the farm and bringing the harvest in.

 

At the war memorial we looked at the family names some of our class may have been linked to including Rudd, Savage, Appleby, Hodgson and Wilson. We also found Reginald Leason, who we think must have been the soldier from the war grave.

On Priestgate we looked back up the road at an old photograph and talked about where the tanks used to drive up the road and down in to the mere for their ‘off road’ training. We tried to image what it would have been like hearing and seeing tanks driving past the houses through the village.

 

Down by the railway station we talked about the unexploded bomb which was discovered in 2013. We think that the RAF must have been practising or dropping bombs to set fire to the fields to make the German bombers think it was an important target so they would waste their bombs.

 

The final place we visited was the site of the prisoner of war camp. We stood on Westgate and looked at where the road to the camp would have originally been and thought about how it would have felt to be a prisoner of war walking out of the camp and down to Rectory Farm to help out during the war.

Forest school session this week was shelter building, cooking bread on a stick and using secateurs.

STEM week

On Tuesday 19th October we took part in ‘Wonka Day’ learning all about chocolate. Our challenge was to find out how and when chocolate melts as we discovered phrases such as ‘changing state’ , ‘melting point’ and ‘solids, liquids and gases’.

Mr S demonstrated how to carry out a fair investigation in the morning, then in the afternoon Wrens had to show they could do it for themselves!

Forest School at Burton Agnes -using the flint and steel, helping to make the fire and toasting marshmallows!  We also created wonderful forest floor artwork.

Magic with magnets

Black and White rugby day - training with Hull FC

Forest school - at Burton Agnes making musical instruments with tools and using flint and steel

Forest school - knot tying and tree ID

Geometry

Time

Wren's forest school sessions - tying knots and tree identification