Y5 Go to town!

posted 10 Jul 2013, 09:39 by Sian Granville   [ updated 10 Jul 2013, 09:39 by Richard Hanks ]
Today, the whole of the Y5 year group went into the centre of Sheffield as part of our work on Sheffield's centenary of steel celebrations and linked with our Out and About topic. We walked up the Moor, looking at the history of the buildings, across to the Millennium Gallery to visit the exhibitions about the history of steel and Sheffield plate, then down to the Showroom cinema to watch two films. They were part of the Sheffield Children's Film festival, one was an animation about a world without steel and the other was about two children who stop spies stealing the secret of a new type of steel alloy. After that we walked back up to Tudor Square to eat our lunch next to the Crucible and Lyceum theatres and looked at the Central library. Next was a short walk to the Anglican cathedral where we had a great tour, learning about the huge amount of building work being done there as well as a little about its history.
As usual, the behaviour of all the children was wonderful, their enthusiasm and interest in the city in which  they live was great to see. But of course, we were only able to run this trip because parents gave up their time to help out - well done ladies you were also brilliant and we are VERY grateful for your help! Huge thanks from Mrs Smith and Mrs Granville.