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Staff at Haddenham St Mary's CE School are very keen to bring creative approaches to their lessons, and to give their pupils some memorable and fun-filled learning experiences. As part of this philosophy, the school holds a specialist week each term in which staff and children step away from the established timetable and concentrate on a particular theme.

This term the theme has been 'Through the Decades' and during the last week the school has had a wonderful time looking at a variety of aspects of life from the 1940s to the present day. The aim of the week was to help children understand how life has changed over that time.

In addition to activities that have embraced a national perspective, the pupils have also looked at local history. Alan Rose from the Haddenham museum came into the school earlier in the week to give a talk on the history of Haddenham. All children visited the St Mary's Centre to see the building in which the school used to be located. Two of the school's very own classroom assistants who were actually pupils when it was located in St Mary's Centre talked to the children about what school life was like.

Wednesday of this week was named 'World War Wednesday'. The children learned lots of facts about the world wars and entertained the Sixties-plus Club with a tea party in the afternoon, when they heard stories from members who had first hand experiences of life during the war.

On Thursday the school hosted a vintage and classic car rally which allowed children to see cars from as early as the 1930s, and staff dressed in attire drawn from their own parents' and grandparents' times. Head Teacher Karen Collett was delighted with the display of vehicles: "We are so grateful to everyone who brought their beautiful vehicles to the school. The children absolutely loved the opportunity to see these splendid cars close up, and I'm sure the memories will stay with them for a long, long time."

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