Posted on: October 1, 2015
This half term children in years 5 and 6 have been learning about Horatio Nelson so were extremely excited to be visiting the local Nelson Museum in Great Yarmouth.
While at the museum the children were able to show what they had already learnt by answering questions such as Nelson’s date of birth, the day he died and some of the main battles he took part in. The children were also excited to learn some new facts about Nelson. William Esser found out that ‘HMS Victory had 104 guns on it’ and Liam Gardener was interested to find out that ‘Nelson had a daughter who they named Horatia’.
Leighanne said ‘I enjoyed finding out more details about the battles Nelson took part in’.
During the morning, we took part in different activities around the museum where the staff told us lots of information about the ships, the battles and Nelson’s life. We were then able to explore some of the artefacts in the museum and record some of the information we had found ready to support our learning when we returned to school.
After returning to school the children will be designing and creating their own websites about Nelson and his life.
Miss King, Literacy Leader and Year 6 teacher, said ‘It was a great opportunity to make the learning relevant. The children were able to find the information that interested them while learning about some of their local history’.
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