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During September, we have spent most of our time settling into Year 6, getting to grips with new topics and mostly, having lots of fun! We’d like to say a huge welcome to Gabrielle Geraldie who has joined our cohort this term.
The ‘Unsinkable’ Titanic
We are loving our new topic. Did you know...
- The Titanic set sail on its maiden voyage on the 10th April 1912. Just four days into the journey, disaster struck. The Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg in the early hours of the 15th April 1912.
- It was 882 feet and 9 inches long – that is approximately the length of forty buses!
- It was 185 feet high – that is the height of a seventeen floor tower block!
- It could hold up 3547 passengers and crew. But it only had twenty lifeboats – with room to take 1178 people – approximately half the number that was aboard the Titanic.
- With women and children given priority, the men had no choice but to stay, waving farewell to their loved ones.
To support our learning, we have written many recounts and diary entries from the perspectives of many of those involved in the making and running of the RMS Titanic.
We loved performing our class assemblies about the Titanic and we are proud to say that we set the standard for the rest of the school.
Thank you for visiting. See you next month.