On Friday 6th October Year 1 went to the Gunpowder Mills.

 

The children took part in 4 different workshops which taught them about Victorian Life. The first workshop was the ‘Holiday’ workshop where the children were shown photographs and taught about where Victorian children would go on holiday and how long for. In the second workshop the children were shown Victorian toys. They looked at the material the toys were made out of and were given the opportunity to play with the toys.

 

In the third workshop children were given the opportunity to experience life in a Victorian classroom. They had a strict teacher who made them recite the alphabet and use chalk boards to write.

 

The last workshop was the Victorian house where the children were asked to do house work. They had to polish shoes and wash the clothes. The children enjoyed this workshop very much and were more than happy to do household jobs.

 

We had a fantastic time on our school trip and the children had a fun and educational visit.

 

On Thursday 22nd June year 1 went on a trip to Tesco. It may not sound very exciting but it was great fun as we were invited to look behind the scenes of the bakery. We found out that while we are tucked up in bed, the bakers are up by 3am making all the bread to be sold that day. They make an amazing 5000 rolls per day. During our time there we were lucky enough to make our own bread rolls.

First we all washed our hands. Then we put on our aprons and set to work. We mixed flour, water, salt, sugar and the magic ingredient yeast. We all had our own piece of dough and had to knead it. We then shaped our rolls and put them on the trays to be cooked.

The lovely ladies that helped us on the day delivered our bread to us in the afternoon. It smelled delicious.

“I put cheese and butter in mine” James

“I put cheese in mine, it tasted yummy” Zofia

“I put lots of butter on mine and shared it with my family” Daisy

“I had mine with humous” Jessica

 

Today year 1 had fun making fruit kebabs. First they designed their fruit kebabs by looking at the fruit they had brought in and choosing a colour sequence.

 

They then washed their hands and got to work pushing the fruit onto the kebab sticks. The smell of the delicious fruit filled the room, and was so tempting that the children wanted to eat them straight away.

 

 

 

All the children in Year 1 have been working very hard this term. They have worked very hard to develop and improve their writing and have also learned many new concepts in maths. We have also had some special treats for filling up are marble jar. As a reward for their hard work, the children made jam tarts and had an end of term party. Some of our maths lessons even involved counting with skittles. The children found this very exciting.

 

Here are some photos of the fun learning we have been doing this term.

 

 

 



On Thursday 16th June Year 1 went to the Gunpowder Mills.

The children took part in 4 different workshops which taught them about Victorian Life. The first workshop was the ‘Holiday’ workshop where the children were shown photographs and taught about where Victorian children would go on holiday and how long for. In the second workshop the children were shown Victorian toys. They looked at the material the toys were made out of and were given the opportunity to play with the toys.

 

In the third workshop children were given the opportunity to experience life in a Victorian classroom. They had a strict teacher who made them recite the alphabet and use chalk boards to write. This is how some of the children felt:

 

“I didn’t like the classroom, the teacher was not very nice”

 

The last workshop was the Victorian house where the children were asked to do house work. They had to polish shoes and wash the clothes. The children enjoyed this workshop very much and were more than happy to do household jobs.

 

“I liked doing the cleaning, I wanted to do more”

 

We had a fantastic time on our school trip and the children had a fun and educational visit.