We have been inspired to use the Mundesley Church as our classroom this week. We ventured down there in the cold weather and settled in to have an English Lesson. We learnt the names of some of the church’s objects. E.g. the font and alter, then did a bit of drama pretending to be those objects. The children’s imaginations and sense of humour really shone during this. As a result, the children’s writing afterwards was absolutely superb and they have tried really hard to use everything we’ve been learning about – I am very impressed! I think we shall be having more lessons there very soon!
During the week leading up to November 11th, both Kipling and Potter classes experienced what life may have been like for people in England during WW1.
They researched ‘Grow Your Own’ and prepared 6 vegetable plots for planting; they learnt about Make Do and Mend, looking at how to sew on buttons; and they finished the week with an Armistice Day party that they baked their own treats for using rationing recipes, and sewed their own bunting using old clothing.
We wrote diary entries, imagining what it would have been like for the children, and learnt two songs for the church service on Friday.