Ra II 4E

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In 1970 Thor Heyerdahl (a Norwegian) built his second boat made of papyrus reeds. In England we have river reeds and bulrushes similar to those found in Egypt. They are long, hollow strands that can be dried and tied together to form the hull of a boat. If you go for a walk along Riverside Park in Southampton, you will see reeds and bulrushes growing by the water.

Thor Heyerdahl was trying to prove that people used the materials available to them and built boats that they could sail across oceans to visit and settle in other countries. These boats were originally made by Egyptians who used reeds as they were more readily available and in greater abundance than trees.

After our discussion and examining the Ra ships, children in 2B decided that Thor Heyerdahl carried out a very interesting experiment and must have been a brave and courageous adventurer. He was interested in making us think about how clever and skilful our ancestors were and also how intelligent and practical we must be. 2B were also fascinated by the name of RA 2 as they are in a YR 2 class at the moment.


News for school year 2017-18

Hampshire in the ‘Hall
Our amazing choir of nineteen Y5 and Y6s joined 1700 other children in the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 23rd…

Newsletter 12 – 2017/18 – 20th April 2018
We are so excited to have our new playground! It makes such a difference to the size of the playground…

Newsletter 11 – 2017/18 – 20th March 2018
Year 6 Crestwood School are holding a coffee morning for all parents of our Year 6 children who are going…

The Friends of Cherbourg Primary School Newsletter – March 2018
Friends of Cherbourg would like to let you know that they will be hosting the following events this term....

Year 4 Celebrate World Book Day
Thank you to all the Year 4 children who braved the weather to make it in on World Book Day…

Snow? What Snow? – World Book Day at Cherbourg
Our pupils didn't let a little bit of snow put them off dressing up as their favourite book character.

Friday 2nd March – Severe Weather Situation – School is Closed!
The school is open today but please ensure that your child is dressed for very cold, windy and snowy weather.

DT Year 3
Year 3 had fun making bread the traditional way, by kneading and waiting for the dough to rise before shaping…

Newsletter 10 – 2017/18 – 23rd February 2018
World Book Day To mark World Book Day and 100 years since women were given the vote as a result of…

February 2018 – Issue of the Month – Play and Playfulness
Play and playfulness are great ways to learn new things and to practice things we have already learnt. That is…


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