Two years have passed since aliens were last spotted at Ladbrooke school, but on January 5th 2017 aliens appeared again. This time they were accompanied by quite a few astronauts and space explorers all eager to learn what the clever humans in Year 1 and Year 2 learn at Ladbrooke school.
The aliens started the day with something that humans call assembly. They all had to go into something called the hall where the chief human showed them all sorts of pictures of earth objects. It was rather strange as the humans there couldn't seem to recognise what many of the objects were...how could aliens possibly work it out.
Back in the classroom it was time to learn how to write in human language. Humans use pointy wooden sticks to write....it is important to hold them up the right way apparently. The aliens quickly learnt how to write a few useful sentences...such as 'Take me to your leader' and 'We come in peace'.
Once they had mastered the skill of human writing, it was time to move on to maths. Apparently humans often use the little tentacles that they call fingers to work out the answers to maths problems. Luckily aliens have plenty of legs, eyes and tentacles and they were soon able to work out multiplicaion problems using these.
Humans seem to have a special machine that makes things really small and flat so that they can stick them to the wall as decoration. They call these photographs. Mrs Wilkinson used her machine to make lots of photographs but luckily this didn't hurt at all.
The aliens thought it was a better idea to draw pictures of themselves using pastels.
The aliensalso had a go at something called painting to show us what their planets look like. Apparently sky is not always blue or grey like it is on earth.
I don't know where Year 2 were while all this was going on. Hopefully they will be back at school tomorrow!
Lights, Camel, Action
Do you know what life was like in Victorian times? Year 2 visited the Royal Gunpowder Mills in Waltham Abbey and found out for themselves.
Read these reports written by Shardae and Millie to find out more.
On Friday 6th October we went to the gunpowder mills. First we went on the coach and I played with my friends. It was exciting. The first thing we had to do was wait outside for our teacher to show us the first activity. Our first activity was learning all about Victorian toys. We learnt about china dolls and a cup and ball and a yoyo. My favourite toys was the china doll.
Next we went to the seaside. Me and Johnny dressed in a swimming costume and I was walking up and down holding an umbrella. I held a bucket and spaed and we coloured pictures of Mr Punch, Judy and a crocodile and the baby.
Then we had lunch time but it was a picnic. Then after lunch we ran around the trees.
Then we had school. The Victorian teacher was very strict. We wrote on slate boards and if we were naughty, we had to have a dunce hat.
Then we went to wash some clothes. I washed some shoes and some cloths.
Then we went back to 2017
On Friday we went to the Royal Gunpowder Mills. First we got on the coach and I played some games. Then, when we got there, we were met by a lady with grey hair. The lady told us that we were going back in time.
Our first big activity was to learn about Victorian toys. After that, we learned about a Victorian holiday. Ladies fainting and there was a really disgusting thing Victorians did. There was a thing called a penny lick. One person had a lick (of ice-cream) , then another person, then another.
Then we had lunch and a run about.
Next we had to learn the Victorian school rules. The we wrote our names on a slate, but Sam's mum did a funny face instead so she got hit by the cane!
Then it was time to wash some teatowels and clean some shoes.
Then we went back to 2017 and Ladbrooke School.
Old Macdonald had a farm...
Year 2 have been learning about Food, Glorious Food. Earlier this term we visited Tesco to see what happens in the shops that we buy our food from. But where do the shops get the food that they sell. Ofcourse, the answer is that farms have to produce it. We went to visit a farm to see the animals that give us so much of our food...and to enjoy the rides and activities that are there.
The first animals we saw on the farm were meerkats. We don't eat these, but they were fun to watch. We then saw more traditional farm animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, goats, hens and even a shire horse.
As well as these animals there were some other animals that might be found in the countryside such as deer and even some animals from other countries such as rhea and wallabies.
The strangest thing we saw was a talking, moving tree.
After our lunch, which some of us shared with a cheeky runaway chicken we had fun with the other activities at the farm. There were lots of things to do. The train ride, the carousel, the bouncy slide, the trampolines and the climbing frames were all fun but our three top activities were probably the helter skelter, the enormous sandpit and of course the doggy dog roller coaster. The teachers were too scared to go on the roller coaster, but most of the children were brave enough...and had a great time!
Take a loook at some of our pictures below
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