YEAR 5 GO CONKERS!!!
Year 5 have been out at Rycroft
Hall collecting and learning how
to play conkers. Once they had
drilled and strung their
conkers, they followed the rules
and the conkeroff began.
Some of the conkers had been
nibbled by the squirrels and we
also planted some to see if they
The pupils then worked in groups
to create instructions for
people to use when planning
their own game.
OUR TRIP TO EYAM!
Year 5 & 6
have been studying the Plague as part of
our local history topic. We visited Eyam
- The Plague Village - to find out what
it was like for people who lived and
died during the 1666 outbreak.
villagers contracted the plague from
fleas, which were hiding in the cloth
that was delivered from London. It soon
spread and the people of Eyam chose to
shut themselves off from the surrounding
cities as not to spread the deadly
explored the village and visited the
museum and local church. The children
studied the stained glass window and
discovered that the local Vicar (William
Mompesson) had coordinated the villagers
and organised for food parcels and
supplies to be left at the boundary
stone so that limited contact with the
outside world was maintained. A truly
brave set of people and out of the 380
original residents only 80+ survived.