Year 4 set sail on a learning adventure to the National Maritime Museum
As part of their current Humanities topic, 'Anglo-Saxons and Vikings', Year 4 pupils spent a fascinating day at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich to enrich their learning.
Their day incorporated a wide range of interesting, challenging and thought-provoking activities, including:
Becoming traders and bartering for precious spices, silk and silver with items they had brought with them from Scandinavia.
Visiting an interactive ship, onboard which they learnt how ships were loaded with cargo and where phrases such as ‘batten down the hatches’ originated from.
Using their archaeology skills to explain what artefacts could tell them about the Vikings they had once belonged to.
Answering Geography questions based on the museum’s giant world map.
Creating their own ship badges that demonstrate what West Lodge means to the children.
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I really liked the workshop and looking at all the artefacts.
The world map was really big and interesting.
Best place ever!
I really enjoyed the 'All Hands' area and shooting the canon.
I really liked shooting the canon and moving the cargo in the 'All Hands' area.
I really enjoyed looking at all of the boats.
The 'All Hands' area was great as you were allowed to play with the food.
I loved every single moment of it.