As part of their RE work Class 6 recently went on a pilgrimage to Gravesend. They visited the Gurdwara and looked at the design and layout of the temple and had the opportunity to sample and taste some Indian food. Then they looked at a mural of Pocahontas which is opposite the northern exit of Gravesend railway station. This depicts three scenes from the life of Pocahontas who died in Gravesend aged just 21 years. This year commemorates the 400th Anniversary of Pocahontas’ burial in St George’s Church, which the class visited and they listened to a talk about this woman of great significance.
Thank you to all the parent helpers on the day for lifts into Gravesend and back again.
On Tuesday 10th January, Year 6 visited the Historic Dockyard in Chatham. The focus of the trip was World War 2. The children experienced a tour of the submarine HMS Ocelot and the Destroyer HMS Cavalier. They learnt about the roles and responsibilities of the Navy on board as well as imagining what life would have been like for the sailors while at sea. We also visited an old air raid shelter to gain a greater understanding of what it would have been like for people in the shelters during an air raid. We sang songs and listened to what an actual air raid would have sounded like as well as gaining further knowledge about the war. A thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all. See Below for the photgraphs