05/06/2019   Carenza Lewis tells us about being an archaeologist and about the Black Death!

Wow! What a fabulous assembly we had today - led by Professor Carenza Lewis (Lincoln Uni Lecturer and ex-TV presenter from Time Team). She came to tell us all about the job of an archaeologist. We then learnt about how archaeology can tell us about how people lived, where they lived and what impact things like 'the Black Death' (the plague) can have on communities.

We used playing cards to be able to visualise how the Black Death would have affected a community.

After the presentation, several children had really good questions to ask Carenza. There were so many, that she had to take some away with her to answer! Charlie (one of our Journalists) also spent time in Mrs Shaw's office, asking some really good questions, for his latest Sheepwash article. [As you can see from the photo, Daisy enjoyed the conversation too!]

Huge thanks to Carenza for spending time out of your very busy day, to come and spend nearly two hours with us....the children really enjoyed working with you....and I htink you may have inspired some archaeologists of the future! [My humblest apologies to all BJA parents if your children now start digging holes in your garden, to find ancient pottery pieces!]


Carenza Visit 1


 Charlie and Carenza

03/06/2019   World of Work - Network Rail

Mr Woods came to tell us all about his job with Network Rail. He said that you need to be good at Science, Maths and English to be an effective engineer. He also said that he loves his job becuase he gets to work with lots of interesting gadgets and some huge machines! He also said that he loves knowing that what he does at work, keeps millions of people safe when they travel by train.

Mr Woods

24/05/2019   UK Parliament

What a superb assembly we had today...Malcolm from @UKParlEducation came to tell us all about the UK Parliament. We learnt about who does what, in the House of Common and the House of Lords. We found out about MP's and 'constituencies' and learnt the name of the MP for our constituency. We used voting pads to answer questions and even learnt how a law is turned from a 'bill' to a 'law'.

Parliament Assembly

20/05/2019   Year 6 Bikeability!

Year 6 Bikeability

Having finished their SATs tests, the Year 6 move onto their next adventure - that of completing 'Bikeability'! They practised on the playground today, but will be venturing out on the nearby (housing estate) roads tomorrow until Thursday of this week.