2019 – 2020
Who first lived in Britain?
This is the enquiry question for our first half term’s topic.
2018 – 2019
This half term we are learning about what Pelton was like 100 years ago. We have looked at maps to identify landmarks and building that remain and those that are related to coal mining in the area.
On Tuesday 15th January we had a visit from Simon from Beamish you brought lots of artifacts from the time for us to sketch and investigate. We also took part in role play activities to understand what life was like for children of mining families in the area.
We are looking forward to our visit to Beamish Museum to find out more on Wednesday 23rd January!
‘Let there be light’…
Willow and Cedar Class will be learning about all things light related this half term.
As part of our RE topic, we learned about the core beliefs of Hinduism and then explored the festival of Diwali as part of Diwali Day. Children read the story of Rama and Sita and watched videos about how Hindus prepare and celebrate Diwali, making notes as they go.
Children also made diva diva lamps and drew their own rangoli patterns! We had lots of fun!
In Willow Class we designed and built our very own Stone Age shelter!
Willow Class studied the local artist Norman Cornish and recreated one of his images of Durham Cathedral. Children sketched the cathedral, then used watercolours to add colour finally children used a fine liner to add detail.
The children in Cedar class studied Alejos Lorenzo Vergara , an artist who create pop art landscapes. We researched his techniques to create a pop art style landscape depicting a local landmark, Penshaw Monument. We used coloured pens and card stuck onto the background to create the monument.