Cross-Curricular day in Keswick - November 2018
We had a fun-packed day in a wet and windy Keswick. Starting at Castlerigg Stone Circle, we explored this 5000 year old monument, counting the stones and getting a different number each time. This has helped us with our understanding of Ancient Britain, our current topic.
We then walked over 2 miles into Keswick Town Centre, stopping to look at sights of interest and to complete traffic surveys of this busy tourist town. We discussed why people might choose to visit Keswick on holiday and discussed which parts were examples of human geography and which were natural.
Finally we saw 'Beauty and the Beast' at the Theatre by the Lake. It was an amazing show, we loved it! It was very different form the versions we have seen before.
Our Key Stage Two children are learning about the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age. We have been thinking about what ancient people would do with a simple rock-
could it be a spear? a hammer? a seat? a plate?
Rachel from Calderwood House came to school on 27th September to talk to us about homelessness. She helped to set up a shelter for the hidden homeless in our area. It is on the site of the old police station in Egremont. She told the children that she had been homeless as a younger person and that there are many reasons why people might become homeless. At the hostel, homeless men and women can get help to get back on track with their lives and find a new permanent home. She taught us a new word' sofa-surfer'- these are people who sleep on friends sofas as they have no home live in.
We have agreed to help her raise funds for Calderwood House by auctioning artwork at her Autumn Ball in October.