During the Autumn Term Class 4 looked at the Tudors. The children went to the Maritime Museum and found out about what the explorers were looking for and life aboard the ships during this period.
Also during out Tudor topic the children studied the lives of the rich and poor. They then made their own Tudor houses and street.
Throughout the year the children have been involved in local community gardening projects. In October they helped to clear the flower beds at Queen Mary's Gardens. They also helped the Rotary Club plant some crocuses in aid of their 'End Polio' campaign.
Our second topic was The Victorians. As a class we visited Lanhydrock House. The children got the chance to see what life would have been like for both the rich family upstairs, and the poor servants downstairs!
Another part of our Victorian topic was looking at Lighthouses. The children made their own working lighthouses, which also linked to our Science topic 'Electricity.'
Class 4's Spring Term Topic was 'Cornwall Rest and Play'. Throughout the topic the children have looked at Cornish mining. This included looking at Victorian mining methods as well as those by more modern miners. The children enjoyed a trip to Geevor Tin Mine, where they were able to get a hands on experience of what mining would have been like.