Years 1 and 2 had a lovely walk down along the promenade to Egerton Park on Monday. We walked past Mark’s house (the Bexhill Sea Garden) and stopped to say hello on the way! When we arrived at the park, the children ate their lunch and had a play. The children all spent a lovely afternoon in Bexhill museum, looking for seashore and ocean creatures. Year 2 were also very excited to find the exhibits that we had discussed as part of our local history exhibit. They loved finding the dinosaur footprints and other fossils from that time. Our favourite exhibit was the replica of the Easter Egg car that won the first ever motor race in our country! It was lovely to be able to look through all the old photos and read all about it standing next to the car. The other interactive exhibits in the gallery were also very popular with the Year 2 children, as was seeing the tiny screen on one of the first TVs and pushing the buttons to start the Eddie Izzard train set! Perfectly behaved, as always. Thank you for another lovely day out and lots more happy memories, Year 2.
Wow that was exciting!
At the culmination of our topic on famous people, Today Year 2 launched their rockets on the school field. We have learned about famous people in the sciences, arts, sports, politics, maths and history. In recent weeks in history we have compared the explorations of Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong and the development of transport from the Wright Brothers to today’s focus on the famous inventor, Wernher Von Braun. Some extremely interesting questions and discussion ensued when the children learned that Wernher Von Braun first designed the V-2 rocket for Nazi Germany before he went on to design the Saturn V for the United States!
What do we think everyone? Famous or infamous? Good man or bad man? Comments below please and reasons why.
After much persuasion, and lots of paperwork, I finally agreed to burn the children’s houses! We chose a dry, not too windy, day and lined up our houses in an attempt to reenact the Great Fire of London. I made sure I took a lovely picture of each of the children with their art work so that you would still be able to see it! The children were rather excited as the flames licked their houses and started to sing London’s Burning.