January2016

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National Libraries Day

Date: January 26, 2016 Author: ICT Categories: News

Saturday 6th February is National Libraries Day and we have a special Harry Potter theme to celebrate!       At Hinckley and Earl Shilton libraries we will be offering free tea and coffee throughout the day. At Hinckley library you can also have a go at making your own Harry Potter pin-badge for only 50p plus find out your…

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Time to Talk @ Hinckley Library

Date: January 26, 2016 Author: ICT Categories: News

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To infinity and beyond…

Date: January 25, 2016 Author: Year6 Categories: Year 6

Another special event in school this week was the visit from the planetarium. All the children in school were very excited about entering the “inflatable mushroom” and seeing what was about to happen inside. There were noticeable ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ as well as comments such as ‘e-pic!’ and ‘wow’ as the planetarium came alive with…

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Making our canopic jars!

Date: January 25, 2016 Author: Year6 Categories: Year 6

As per our destinations, this week Year 6 set out to make their own canopic jars. From studying and learning about the Egyptian afterlife and reflecting on their own ideas and beliefs, we then looked at the purpose of the jars and what they were used for. Much enthusiasm and disgust were evident as the…

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An Archaeological Dig!

Date: January 25, 2016 Author: Year6 Categories: Year 6

We dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig…. As part of the introduction our Ancient Learning Journey, we decided we would conduct an archeological dig to find the hidden treasures of previous Year 6 teachers who buried a home-made Egyptian relic. It was on Tuesday 19th January 2016 that we began. After many minutes of…

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Walk Like an Egyptian!

Date: January 25, 2016 Author: Year6 Categories: Year 6

Whilst one half of the year group immersed themselves in the story of ‘Cleopatra’s Secret’, the rest became fully involved themselves in history and journeyed back 5000 years to the land of the Ancient Egyptians. We not only got to make Egyptian headdresses and hold the best mummy competition, but we also got to go and witness…

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