Willow go to Wollaton


Today Willow class have been on an exciting adventure to Wollaton Hall.

We dressed as Tudors to entertain Sir Francis Willoughby

(owner of Wollaton Hall in 1588)

Firstly, we learnt all about the Elizabethan explorers and all the places they had discovered. We learnt of their adventures on the high seas and how they had to use compasses to help them to come back home.

We made our own compasses and even used quill and ink to write on them!

Then we learnt a dance that we would later perform for Sir Francis Willoughby. As well as learning the best way to bow and courtesy towards him!

Learning to dance!

Next we headed to the kitchens to learn about all the expensive spices and to help make the March pane (marzipan) for Sir Francis.

Our March Pane Coat of Arms!

We had a wonderful day and have learnt so much about the Tudors!

World Down Syndrome Day!


The whole school wore odd socks to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. We also learnt how to sing and sign a new song called ‘A Thousand Years’ and performed it in assembly! Everyone loved learning some new Makaton signs!

Science Showcase


For British Science Week, Gotham Primary had the theme of journeys.  Each class looked at a specific type of journey and presented their findings at our Showcase.  We also had some help from Trent University, who came in to deliver a lesson to each of our classes and allowed us to use their lab coats and goggles so that we were ‘real scientists’.  Actually, we learned that we are all scientists on a daily basis.  The experiments and investigations done throughout the week were brought together in our showcase and the children were eager to share their findings with their families.  We had great fun!