Year 5 create The Lost City of Stoke-on-Trent

Year 5 have reached the end of their local history topic covering Stoke-on-Trent. The children have learnt so much throughout the topic and some have even been taking their learning further by visiting local museums and potteries with their own families. Its been great to see the children so involved and as part of the topic the children worked in small groups to create their very own old bottle kilns out of clay. They had to meticulously create each brick, and then stack these in such a way as to create the signature Stoke-on-Trent bottle kiln shape. After the clay bottle kilns had had plenty of time to dry, a group of Year 5 children used the bottle kilns created by their peers to construct ‘The Lost City of Stoke-on-Trent’. They painted each bottle kiln in beautiful metallic colours to celebrate their creation and then scoured the school grounds for pieces of rock and foliage to create that ‘lost city’, derelict aesthetic. We hope you enjoy the photos of our project as much as we do and it is now on display in the foyer.