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Our year begins by studying the exciting race of four contenders for the English throne; developing the children’s understanding of the events that resulted in The Battle of Hastings. The Normans and their contribution to our modern world is brought to life by a visit from a Norman knight, who guides the children through an engaging drama workshop to explore the terrible times that resulted from William’s rule.

The spring leads us back to the Greeks and we find out how they changed the way we think and govern ourselves. The children explore myths, create masks as part of our Greek Tragedy, construct a temple and look at how their influence can be seen today. Science is especially interesting, as the children create healthy eating experiments, make salt dough models of the digestive system and design healthy drinks to keep their teeth in perfect condition.

Finally, the summer sees the children exploring WWII and a whole range of activities to help them re-live the experiences of young children in Shoeburyness during this life changing era. They explore what it was like for children to be evacuated, the demands of rationing, Churchill’s visit to the garrison and the brave cockle fishermen who went to Dunkirk. We will be joined by visitors who will share their experiences of this time.



Mr B Smith

4S - Class Teacher

Mrs Bailey

4B - Class Teacher

Mrs Kipling


Dates for the diary

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