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Trips and Visitors

Lancashire Heritage Society - Great Fire of London

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The children enjoyed going back in time to the 2nd September 1666! The story of the Great Fire of London was told through role play using artefacts.
A great start to our topic!

Victorian day 2022- Year 2

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Year 2 went back in time and dressed up as Victorians for the day. We experienced a Victorian school morning writing with slate and a quill pen and ink. We also saw some of the school punishments such as the cane, the basket and the dunces hat. We then washed clothes using a dolly tub, made dolly pegs, baked some scones and homemade lemonade before enjoying these ourselves! We learnt all about our local area, Skelmersdale, and how much it has changed since the Victorians thanks to our visitor, Shirley, from Skelmersdale Heritage Society. Check out the video to see and listen to all that we got up to!

Year 1 - Lancashire Fire Brigade Visit 

The children in Year 1 enjoyed a visit from the Lancashire fire department. We looked at how fire safety has changed since the Great Fire of London - our topic in History 🔥 

Author Visits to EYFS & KS1

We have been very lucky to book 2 author visits to share their inspirational stories with the children in EYFS and KS1. Fay Evans and Daisy Rumble visited St James’ and used props, puppets and child interaction to make their stories come alive. The children asked fantastic questions and were inspired to see how to become an author. 

Y6 Cookery day with Chef James - Spring 2022
The children in Y6 had a fantastic day with Chef James as they explored food and flavours. They worked together in teams to discover their tastebuds and design their dishes. The children made a Quella (Quorn Paella) and a pizza with a topping design of their choice. They all had a brilliant day and I’m sure we will see a couple of our children on MasterChef in the future!

Our Virtual Trip to the Amazon - Year 4 Autumn 2021


Mrs Bell arranged for Year 4 to zoom with a real life Amazonian! Ryan lives in the rainforest and works for 'Friends of Rio' a charity who are passionate about saving the rainforest. The children asked questions and gained an excellent understanding of his daily life. Something they will remember forever and which will inspire them to make a difference!

Year 4 - Trip to working farm with professional chef - Summer 2021


Year 4 went on an exciting, hands on trip to Cobble Hey working farm. They spent the day learning about life on a farm and  also had the opportunity to work with a professional chef who taught them all about where their food comes from and how it ends up in the supermarket. They used fresh ingredients to cook their own lunch and enjoyed eating it in stunning surroundings. We now have many budding farmers in the making.