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Journey through space - the Final Frontier. 

Navigate beyond the sun; the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our solar system.

Investigate the planets and consider the fact that aliens might well exist. 

The challenges are infinite - just like space!

 

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Off with Her Head! – What sort of man would order the beheading of his wife? Was she really that bad? We are going to travel back in time to the 1500s and meet the terrifying Tudors, a domineering dynasty that changed our history. We will discover an opulent court where dancing, singing and feasting goes hand in hand with swift falls from favour – and even swifter falls of heads! We will even tread in Tudor footsteps when we visit Gainsborough Old Hall.
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Frozen Kingdom

Welcome to the planet’s coldest lands – vast wilds, hostile territories, incredibly beautiful yet often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to icy winds

and deepest chill. Be alert, for magnificent mammals roam these lands, sometimes hungry or fresh for a fight. Research facts and figures of climate, temperature, habitats and eco-systems. So wrap up well and prepare for a bumpy ride!

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A Child's War

A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead! Take cover, it’s 1939 and Britain is at war. We hear why nations are fighting and why children must be moved from the cities. We see the destruction of buildings during air raid attacks and wonder at the amazing spirit of people under siege.

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WW1

On Wednesday 7th November we visited Perlethorpe Environmental Education Centre for a WW1 experience.  We were met by Sgt Ringwood and put through our paces.  We found out lots of interesting facts about life on the frontline during WW1.  We made a poppy display which will be laid outside Perlethorpe church at the Remembrance Service on Sunday 11th November.  We have also contributed some poppies for a display in the gallery at Thoresby Estate where we visited the regimental museum.  There we were able to visit the WW1 trench reconstruction which gave us an even better insight into the life of a 'Tommie.'   

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¡ Hola España !

Camino

On Monday 22nd October Griffin class set off on a great adventure.  We have been learning about 'el camino de Santiago' in northern Spain.  We have walked our own 'camino' but in North Lincolnshire.  It was a total of 8.5km and we walked along the Chesterfield Canal to West Stockwith and then back along the River Idle towards Haxey, where we met the bus to be taken back to school.  The weather was fantastic and we had a brilliant day. 

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This half term we will be exploring the amazing country of Spain. 

 

Spain borders the Mediterranean Sea in the South and East. In the North, the Pyrenees form a natural border with the tiny country of Andorra and also France. In the northwest lies the Atlantic Ocean and in the west is Portugal.

 

Here are some interesting facts about Spain's geography:

 

  • Longest river: Rio Ebro with 910km/566 miles
  • Largest lake: Mar Menor is also the largest salt lake in Europe
  • Highest mountain: El Teide on Tenerife (Canary Islands) with 3,718m/12,198 ft.
  • Largest island: Mallorca (which is part of the Balearic Islands)

 

Why don't you check out some of the websites listed to see what else you can learn about Spain?


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