While we all battled with the snow and ice last week, Ms Smith's First Class were navigating ice-bergs and Arctic waters as they re-created the doomed passenger liner Titanic and her final moments at sea.
The whole class are passionate Titanic buffs. They've done their research and know that the Titanic set sail in 1912 with just over passengers aboard. The storm of last week has given them some idea of what the cold waters of the Arctic were like for the cruise ship as it sailed at speed towards America.
The boys know that the owner of the ship was keen to impress on the world just how fast the enormous passenger ship could travel across the Atlantic. He urged the captain to pick up speed. That decision alone, as the boys in First Class realise, was a foolish one.
An iceberg was spotted from the ship's crow's nest, directly on the ship's course. But it was too late.
There are wonderful reconstructions of the Titanic outside the classroom door. Some show the ship in all her glory. Others show it slipping into the Arctic depths, surrounded by drowning passengers and its inadequate supply of lifeboats.
Some have written about the bravery of Captain Smith. Others about the greed of the ship's owner. Each of them have their own angle on the story.
The ship never made it to America of course. But the tragedy of the Titanic has made its way into every boy's heart in Ms Smith's Class.