To launch Year 5’s project, ‘Who are the architects of the future?’, the year group undertook an ‘architecture hunt’ around Great Yarmouth and looked at how buildings have changed over time. We visited Anna Sewell House as an example of Tudor architecture, travelled around the Town Wall, explored Greyfriars Cloisters and finally looked at St. George’s Theatre. The children learnt about how window sizes have changed, the layout of properties and the influence of other countries on the local architecture, for example Dutch Gables being added to property designs. Later in the project, the children will be exploring the roles of architects and how their role has changed over the years.
As part of National Clean-Up Week, Year 5 children participated in a beach litter-pick. The children went to Great Yarmouth beach where Mr. Fish from G.Y.B.C. Environmental Services met them and talked about what can happen if rubbish is not disposed of properly, for example plastic waste going into the sea and poisoning the marine environment. The children found a wide variety of rubbish on the beach, and they were informed that the Environmental Services had recently found a 50-year-old crisp packet which had not degraded at all!