New topics for Northdown Primary pupils

Workshops for Northdown youngsters

The pupils of Northdown Primary School in Margate are getting their teeth into a new term of topics after their half term break.

Pupils in Reception classes held an event in their best party clothes to launch their topic on celebrations around the world, making biscuits to share with their adults in the afternoon while Year 1 created their own toy museum as they explored how Victorian toys are different from modern toys.

Excitement erupted in Year 2 as the youngsters took part in a fun-filled educational workshop based on the gunpowder plot – donning moustaches and period costumes, they were immersed in the world of gunpowder and treason.

Year 3 pupils were transported back in time to the Stone Age where they built their own caves and spears while Year 4 found themselves in Ancient Greece in a workshop led by Lauren from Portals of the Past. They looked at the life of a Greek warrior, taking part in a mock battle.

At the top of the school, Year 5 practised some rainforest yoga and learnt a song to perform to parents and carers.

Year 6 focused on mastering writing their names in Maya glyphs as part of their topic on Maya and Aztec cultures before creating a menu of typical Aztec foods to serve to parents.

Headteacher Matthew Harris said: “Teachers have worked so hard to provide varied experiences for the children to really bring their learning to life through drama, song and art. “Watching them explore their new topics with such enthusiasm was a great way to start a new term.”