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As part of history, we are conducting a thematic study of crime and punishment over history understanding bias and different perspectives. To begin, with we studied the British value: Rule of Law. We role-played a court-room setting for our current law system.
Year 4/5 went to Glasgow to visit the Riverside Museum and Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Out topic was a UK urban study with a focus on Glasgow. The children were delighted to spot the Finniestoun Crane as we headed to the Riverside Museum. They have been researching the crane in order to create a replica model as a prototype with working mechanisms for a toy shop souvenir. The children have also studied what life was like in the Glasgow shipyards pre 21st century. Standing on the riverbank where it all happened helped them understand the necessary use of rivers for industry. They identified models of the boats they had previously researched for their Glasgow shipbuilding databases in Computing: naval boats, paddlesteamers and cruise ships.
Next, we headed to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. We have been studying the architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, so to see examples of furniture and glasswork designed by him was exciting. We have been looking at his use of vertical lines, squares and flowers (especially roses) in his designs. In the gallery, we could also appreciate his use of the human form in his designs. We enjoyed picking out our favourite paintings in the Glasgow Boys exhibition and were even lucky enough to see Salvador Dali's painting og Christ of Saint John of the Cross.