Wilmcote CofE (Voluntary Aided) Primary School, Church Road, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9XD, UK
Welcome to our school
What a surprise to hear the children in Squirrel class answer to names such as Odin, Astrid, Liv and Thor yesterday!
The children took part in a wonderful Viking experience day organised by Mrs Twyman.
It was lovely to see the classroom transformed into such a vibrant place of learning. Everyone made a real effort with costumes to get into the spirit of being a Viking and the children took part in lots of activities including bread making and weaving in their Viking village. I am very impressed with how you have supported your children with their costumes and their projects. We have some amazing Viking longboats and homes on display which helped turn the classroom into a Viking village.
It takes a lot of effort to organised such as exciting day involving a lot of planning and preparation both in and out of school. I know the children really enjoyed and appreciated their day. One pupil was so excited she barely slept the night before and says she will always remember it. So a big THANKYOU to Ursula their Viking teacher.
Another favourite quote of the day, ‘ I think I would have made a really good Viking mum!’
Some lovely Insect ARt from Squirrel Class
To investigate the effects of coca-cola, water, milk, apple and orange juice on teeth, children in Squirrel Class soaked eggs in the liquids.
"We found out that the eggs in milk and water were the same as before. The egg shell in the coke hasn't decayed the most but has gone dark brown. The egg in the orange juice has decayed the most. The egg in the apple juice has started to decay and the first layer peeled off. I also found out that the egg shell is the same as the enamel in our teeth. The egg in the orange juice has little frothy bumps and changed from a light brown to a light sort of white. I was really shocked because I thought the cole would be the worst."
To complement their study of the Stone Age, children in Squirrel Class went to Ryton Pools in Coventry to experience a small taste of life as it was then.
The children were split into groups:
Eve, ‘My favourite part was building shelters’
Kate, ‘My favourite thing about Ryton Pools was gathering berries to mash up as paint’
Grace, ‘Ryton Pools was so good and fun. Ben showed us around and I loved it!’
Rico, ‘I enjoyed the shelters and making a paint brush. I learned in Ryton Pools that they covered their shelter in animal skin’
Flynn, ‘They have excellent guides and fun activities!’
Rachel, ‘I loved the den building, I wish I could do it again’
Florence, ‘I really enjoyed building our dens in Ryton Pools’
Mrs Twyman, ‘What a treat! Ryton Pools Stone Age day was the best school trip EVER! The children learned lots, worked brilliantly in teams and represented the school superbly!’