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  • Voting with our feet ​​​​​​​​​

    Published 25/05/23


    Rhine class have enjoyed reading Real-Life Mysteries by Susan Martineau & Vicky Barker, which is one of the books on our reading spine. From mysteries like Shackleton's ghostly companion to the Loch Ness Monster and friends, Rhine class have been examining the evidence about these mysterious cases.

    Today we asked the question, ‘Are UFOs real?’

    Using the case files they created arguments for and against. This followed small group discussions, with each taking on a different role - instigator, builder, prober, challenger, clarifier & summariser. Finally, the children voted with their feet, by choosing whether they believed UFOs were real or not?

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  • Kings, Queens & Coronations

    Published 24/04/23

    A truly memorable day 👑

    As we approach the Coronation of The King, Rhine Class travelled to Westminster Abbey to learn more about Kings, Queens & Coronations.

    From fascinating facts, awe inspiring architecture and stories steeped in history, they learnt about what lies at the heart of this ancient ceremony and its rituals.

    The day included a guided tour of the abbey, a re-enactment of the ceremony, and sketching in the cloisters.

    Watch our video below for highlights

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  • Invaders & Settlers Workshop

    Published 17/01/23

    Rhine Class visited Wiltshire Museum in Devizes, to take part in an ‘Invaders & Settlers’ day in order to enrich their learning in History.

    They examined artefacts and evidence to discover what life was like in Anglo Saxon times. This included dressing up and handling some rather large and heavy weapons.

    One of the highlights was visiting the new Anglo Saxon gallery. This gallery tells the story of King Alfred and his fight-back against Viking Invaders at the decisive Battle of Edington. It also features gold and garnet jewellery that belonged to a Saxon Abbess,who lived at the time when Christianity was brought to Wiltshire, and one of the first English shillings made of gold.

    After lunch, the children designed and made their own gold brooch and were able to explore the rest of the museum.

    A super day had by all!


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  • Celebrating World Religions Day

    Published 16/01/23

    We took part in a whole day of activities to deepen our knowledge and understanding of other religions.

    This included learning how to tie a Sikh turban, creating a nature mandala, making a Jewish dreidl and a bracelet similar to ones that Hindus give each other during the festival of Rahki to show others that you will look after them, as well as learning about baptism through godly play.

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  • Living Rainforest Experience

    Published 22/11/22

    Today Rhine Class headed off to the living rainforest for an engaging & immersive experience. There was lots to see and discover including ‘Tiny’ the tarantula. However,  the favourite has to be Cinnamon the sloth.

    We learnt about how plants and animals have adapted to suit living in a rainforest environment and the different layers of the rainforest. It was amazing to see how leaves to get rid of excess water and how various animals are suited to life in the rainforest.



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  • The Explorer Journals

    Published 15/11/22

    We have just finished reading The Explorer by Katherine Rundell, so today they created a reading journal. It included a summary, information on the author and their personal comments. I think it is safe to say they really enjoyed this adventure story and produced some superb journals.

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