World War II

The Year 7s and 8s looked at World War II in art and as a result made matchboxes that would represent what they found.

One made a match box topped by Takeley memorial containing lists of the people’s names on the memorial. Another made a box that contained the names of family members who died in the wars written on poppies.

Some focused on the war designing their matchboxes around a gun, a tank and landing craft. This one imaginatively has the sand of the beach inside it.

The largest had a presentation of the back story which spoke of a young girl who missed her father. It was very moving.

Reception trip to Lee Valley Park Farm

On Monday 14th May Reception went on a trip to Lee Valley Park Farm. The weather was very kind to us and we had a lovely day out. We started with visiting the guinea pigs and giant rabbits which everyone thought were very cute. We were treated to a very informative and entertaining birds of prey demonstration – we were very impressed by how fast some of the birds were and by how they could catch food with their claws right in the air. We also saw meercats, reindeer and goats. We were able to get up close to a ‘fancy rat’ and a bearded dragon but we all decided to keep our distance from the Madagascan Hissing Cockroaches! We were even able to feed some lambs with a bottle and we discovered that they are very soft but also very strong. We managed to squeeze in some extra fun activities in amongst all our learning as we jumped on a huge bouncy ‘pillow’ and took a toboggan ride down a big hill – even the teachers joined in! We finished off our day out by enjoying an ice lolly before heading back to school. What a great day!