Year 6 Viking Trade Simulation

By Karen Spinks on Monday, October 1, 2018 in Learning Adventure, Year 6. No Comments


On this beautiful autumnal afternoon in 980AD, the shouts of merchants could be heard across the Bournville Junior land as trading opened in Year 6. Silks, jewellery, meats, minerals and weapons were traded from regions such as Constantinople, Hedeby, Iceland, Dublin, Mainz, Birka, Bulgar and Jorvik. The Vikings honed their organisational skills, teamwork, bartering and […]

Year 5 Rainforest Roadshow

By Miss Edwards on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Learning Adventure, Year 5. No Comments


As a fantastic start to our South America topic, Year 5 had a visit from ‘Dave Shaw’s Roadshow.’ First we learnt about Dave’s adventures in the Amazon Rainforest. He started by showing some living giant spiny stick insects and a milk snake called ‘Carlos’. In addition, he discussed the wildlife and native people he has encountered. […]

Year 6 Red Cross Workshops.

By Georgina Stone on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Learning Adventure, PSHE. 1 Comment


Year 6 had a wonderful time participating in the First Aid Workshop. They learnt how to use everyday materials to deal with minor injuries. During the Second World War, people had to deal efficiently and confidently with many emergencies. Keep calm and carry on!

Creative Curriculum in year 6

By Karen Spinks on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Art and Design, History, Learning Adventure, Science, Year 6. 2 Comments


Here’s just a few photographs of what year 6 have been working on over the last few afternoons. On Monday, we made elephant’s toothpaste: a colloid. This was created via a chemical reaction through mixing hydrogen peroxide, potassium iodide, washing-up liquid and food colouring. In Learning Adventure this afternoon, we looked at the works of Henry […]

Egyptian Day in 3RB

By Wendy Rudge on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in Learning Adventure, Year 3. No Comments


3RB have had a fabulous day of art and dance, and even a little bit of communicating in hieroglyphics. It was enjoyed by all and we’re looking forward to continuing our learning adventure.  

Year 6 Trebuchets

By Karen Spinks on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in History, Learning Adventure, Year 6. 3 Comments


What a fun and informative day! Year 6 have found out about how the Vikings used Trebuchets at the Siege of Paris. They then designed their own Trebuchets, built them out of K’Nex, tested them, improved them and finally, evaluated them. Here’s a sneak preview of some of our tests, launching marshmallow projectiles to break […]

Year 4 Roman Day

By Stuart Ash on Friday, November 24, 2017 in Learning Adventure, Year 4. 2 Comments


Year 4 had a fantastic day yesterday for our Roman Day. Who would have thought we would be meeting a Roman soldier? The soldier taught us all about what it is like to be a Roman, from what equipment they used in battle to what they used to eat. Did you know that Romans used […]

5T’s Tudor houses

By Abigail Tomlins on Friday, October 20, 2017 in Art and Design, History, Learning Adventure, Year 5. 1 Comment


While the rest of year 5 were at Harvington Hall, children in 5T transformed a pile of cardboard boxes into these incredible Tudor houses. I am so impressed with the hard work that went into these – just look at that attention to detail! I hope you are all very proud of what you have […]