Year 5 from Sedgeberrow C of E First School came out today and their topic was crime and punishment. We started the morning with the children telling me what they had learnt about their topic so far. They gave me a list of rather horrible punishments such at the witches dunking chair, the rack and the village stocks. Their teacher found it interesting to listen to the children telling me about their topic.
I then gave examples of pieces of legislation that I have to adhere to which include; staff safety, food safety and animal traceability. The children looked at the chainsaw safety equipment, a milk tanker pick up ticket and a cattle passport. I then told the children various stories about rural crime that we have suffered over the last eighteen months. They had some good ideas about how I could prevent my quad bike from being stolen.
We then went for a farm walk and looked at where the wire had been cut by hare coursers and the drain dug by German prisoners of war in the Second World War.
The children went into the den building wood and built things connected to their topic. One group created a witches pool, another a rack, two groups built stocks and another group built a prison.
After lunch they enjoyed the Autumn feel of the play wood