As part of our Geography looking at the human and physical geography of Gateshead and Newcastle, and our DT focusing on constructing bridges, we visited the Discovery Museum to find out more about the main inventors from the North East and how they have influenced the geography of our local area. We loved learning about hydroelectric systems, which are used to allow the Swing Bridge over the Tyne to move for ships.
As part of our History studying the Vile Victorians, Year 6 visited Beamish to find out more about daily life during this time period. We discovered what it would be like to work in a rope factory under very strict and awful working conditions. Our highlight of the day was visiting the sweet shop where had a demonstration of how boiled sweets were made and bought our own traditional delights!