Victorian Day

On Monday 23rd April, Classes 9, 10 and 11 experienced a fantastic Victorian Day to launch our new topic, ‘Marvellous Morecambe’ in which we will be learning about the development of seaside towns, including Morecambe, during the Victorian era.

We experienced Victorian style lessons in the morning, including arithmetic, handwriting and an object lesson about potatoes. In the afternoon, we visited the Old Boys’ Grammar School in the village to look at the collection of Victorian toys and artefacts there. We also looked at extracts from the original school log books, discovering what life in school was like in 1875. Finally, we also played some games that Victorian children would have played: hopscotch, hoop and stick, marbles, jacks, pick-up-sticks and a potato race.

The children (and staff) had a great time, although we don’t think we would like Victorian lessons everyday!

Performing Poetry!

In our English lessons, Classes 6, 7 and 8 have been focusing on poetry! So far this week, we have listened to poetry, wrote our own verb poem and yesterday we practiced performing different types of poetry.

Children were asked to focus on their expression and bringing the poem to life!

Here are some pictures of the children performing poetry! They did a fantastic job.


Inside the tomb of Tutankhamun!

Classes 6,7 and 8 have started to learn about the Ancient Egyptians as part our their new topic! We started by looking at the life of Howard Carter and how he discovered the tomb of the famous Egyptian pharaoh, Tutankhamun!

The children were in for a real treat as over the Christmas holidays, the builders discovered a tomb right here in BLS! The children thoroughly enjoyed being able to enter the tomb and imagine what it must have felt like to have been Howard Carter, discovering Tutankhamun’s tomb nearly 100 years ago! Here are some pictures of the children’s discovery!