This week, Year 6 were lucky enough to take part in a project with the Land of Oak and Iron. On Monday, they visited Chopwell Woods, where Rebecca taught them all about the history of the wood, and the different purposes it has served over time. They also learnt to identify the different trees of Chopwell using their leaves, and made their own natural artwork.
On Tuesday, Rebecca joined us in school to make a replica model of The Sovereign of the Sea, using wood which they had collected from Chopwell. The Sovereign of the Sea was the royal flagship of King Charles I, and was built using oak from Chopwell. She launched in 1637 and was the biggest warship of her time. I’m sure you’ll agree, our replica was pretty realistic! A great team effort from the whole class, but a big thanks must go to The Land of Oak and Iron for inviting us to be part of such a fantastic project. Our model will be on display in the school entrance until September, when it will be used in a local exhibition for a short time.