Who were the Normans?
Year 3 and 4 have been exploring the Normans and discovering how life was different in 1066. We were lucky enough to have a delivery of a box containing all different artefacts from the Norman period. We were surprised to find out that quills didn’t have feathers on!
We also explored Conisbrough castle, the remains of a real motte and bailey castle that was owned by Lord Hamelin. The children had a chance to explore and discover how the peasants, cooks and lords and ladies would have lived in the castle, making them realise how different life was. This led to some fantastic pieces of writing across the phase inspired by our trip.
Were the Victorians Victorious?
Year 5 and 6 have been learning about the Victorians and discovering how different life was, especially for the children.
We were lucky enough to have a trip to Beamish, where we got to see exactly how the Victorians would have lived. We got to see how technology has changed, including trams and trains, and even got a lesson from a Victorian teacher. Year 5 got fully into character and had a Victorian day, where they had the chance to see exactly how different school was. There was a lot of chanting of sums to learn them, and some children even had to scrub the hall floors, something that was expected in Victorian times!
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