Atwood threw open its doors today to welcome in parents, grandparents and siblings for its first ever whole school Museum Day. Museum Day is an opportunity to showcase all the work the children have been doing in their Thematic Curriculum. This incorporates History, Art, Geography and Design and Technology (DT) through a topic based approach. For example, in Year 6, the children ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’ whilst in Reception the children have to ‘Watch out there’s a Monster About’. Through the school, the adults flocked to The Roman Zone to see mosaics and shields then visited Victorian classrooms where the children could be ‘seen but not heard’. Elsewhere, there was Victoria sponge and afternoon tea. Year 2’s Tudor studies had led to a burning replica of Pudding Lane and the Great Fire of London. Year One had a wide selection of toys, old and new and Year 5 had Viking Longships and a Viking Banquet. Knowledgeable tour guides were on hand in all of the zones to tell visitors about all that they had been learning. Once the parents left, the children then had the chance to tour the Museum and see what all the other children have been learning.
Many thanks to all the tour guides and staff for all their hard work putting the event together. We hope you enjoyed your visit.