Deptford Creekside 12.10.21

On Monday, 5W visited the Creekside Discovery Centre as part of our topic: Water, Water Everywhere. We waded through the river at low tide and discussed how the moon affects the tidal flow in this section of the Ravensbourne River. We also learned about the different fish, insects and birds living in and around the Creekside! In the afternoon, we looked at different objects retrieved from the river, which give an indication of the historical uses of the area.

Lewisham Migration Stories

Today, Year 5 were lucky enough to have a visit from Peoplescape Theatre. We watched a performance that told the stories of people who had migrated to Lewisham, and learnt that migration means movement. We learnt that people migrate for many different reasons: to explore; to study; to work; to find a new home, being some of the many reasons. We talked about some of the reasons people may have for staying in Lewisham, or for returning to where they came from, and how difficult those decisions can be to make.

Over the course of the term, the children in Year 5 will be participating in workshops to learn more about Lewisham’s history and the stories of its people, culminating in a celebration of Lewisham’s diverse communities with a performance.

We’re really looking forward to the workshops, where we’ll have the opportunity to explore a theme through drama techniques such as still image, corridor of thought, shadow puppets, choral speaking and poetry writing.