Year 4/5 children were invited to be involved, alongside local playwright and poet Tom Kelly, Dr Matt Perry from Newcastle University and staff from South Tyneside Libraries, in an exciting project to mark the 80th anniversary of the Jarrow Crusade.
The Jarrow Crusade was a significant part of the history of the town and played a major role in shaping how Jarrow is viewed across the world and how the people of Jarrow view themselves today. A variety of approaches were used, including drama and creative writing, to spark the children’s interest and imagination and to explore their responses to the Crusade, their heritage and in many cases their own family history. Amazingly, we discovered both Grace and Mrs Hunt had relatives that marched in the Crusade!
The project included a range of cross-curriculum activities to find out what Jarrow was like in the past, to explain why the Crusade happened, to discover more about who the marchers were and where they lived and to discuss how people responded to it at the time and in the present day. In our final session we marched with our badges and banners through Jarrow, as you can see in the photographs.
World Maths Day
On World Maths Day, Year 4/5 and Year 2 worked together with the Maths Puzzle Challenge Games.
The leadership qualities in the children from Year 4/5 were a pleasure to see.
There was kindness, caring, sharing, explaining, laughing and chatting!
We hope you enjoy the photos!