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Autumn Term 2014

The Starting Point: J.W. Turner’s The Fighting Temeraire


James Smith’s Blog:

We wanted to find out about the Ship, the Temeraire and we decided to use the construction building blocks to make a ship like it. It took a lot of careful team work to make the ship, so it must have been really hard to have built these ships in the 19th century. I enjoyed researching the parts and shape of the ships and trying to make ours look like they used to.

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Alfie Frith McAndrew 

As museum creators it was important to understand what life was like on board a late 18th century ship such as the Temeraire, so we went back in time an held a ‘pretend’ meeting on board the ship. It was great fun and I really enjoyed taking the role of a rigger on the ship. We all had our own roles to understand what the hierarchy of the ship’s people was like.


Shea Walford’s Blog


I have been learning to add 3 and 4 digit numbers as well as learning how to add amounts of money. I have used the column method to solve problems. As Museum creators it was important to understand how to add amounts so that we could manage our spending.



Oliver Ellis’s Blog:


This term we have been investigating how to paint using watercolours.  We used J.W. Turners paining of the Temeraire to give us our ideas.

After looking closely at the colours in the painting we used a mixture of thick, medium and fine paint brushes to create our own picture.

Have a look at the paintings below, and see if you can see which brushes were used for the different parts of our work.

I enjoyed mixing the colours with the water to make a watery picture and I was quite surprised about the better colours that I made.

My favourite bit was the sunset because you got to mix the bright orangey yellow colours.



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Class Three’s Viking Journey!!

This term our class have taken on the role of being Vikings. We have drawn ourselves in our Viking uniforms, picked names for ourselves and our tribes and lots more! We had a lot of fun creating our Viking character!


We have got into our tribes to make our own villages we have our own ship, and a house where we all gather and talk. We keep extending our villages until we have all the areas we need such as a: Viking battle ship, lobby, fighting arena, baby training fighting arena, mini huts and a boat load more!


By Holly and Scarlett