Welcome to Durham Class!
Our class is named after Durham Cathedral, a World Heritage Site. The Cathedral is home to the shrine of St Cuthbert and is a focus of pilgrimage and spirituality in North East England.
Our teacher is Mrs Hinks and our assistant is Miss Mundy.
We have been incredibly busy this year with trips to the British Museum, the Science Museum, the Museum of Childhood and St Paul’s Cathedral.
We have been learning about the greatest builders in the world, games children play, rocks and soils, forces and magnets.
In mathematics, we have been developing our measuring, comparing, calculating and problem solving skills through the RUCSAC method for learning.
Our teacher strongly believes in experiential learning with lots of hands-on activities. We identified angles on trees, measured worms (made of plasticine). We visited the enchanted Place Between, tasted some delicious popcorn and made our own compost with earthworms (real ones).
In PE, we have been part of the sporting legacy from the London 2012 Games through the Kick Start Paralympic-style school scheme.
Learning about Guatemala, the life of plants, and taking part in the LDBS Prom Praise 4 Schools event are next on the agenda for the rest of the academic year.
We hope you enjoy our photos.