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Year 5 Victorian Day

On Thursday 30th November Year 5 took part in a Victorian Day. When we took our first steps through the gates, we knew a different era had started because all of our teachers were very strict and declared us to hand over our money for school. Some of the names were changed, even the teachers, for example; Mrs Cowan was Miss Strict and Alfie was Alfred! The boys and girls had to play in different parts of the playground. The toys were skipping ropes for girls and hoops for the whimpering boys. We even had to sit in rows, one side, boys and one side, girls. We did Arithmetic and had to write down our times tables from the two to nine times tables. We learnt about a poem called Daffodils. Surprisingly, we even learnt about potatoes and had to draw a diagram about them! During the long hours of the day, the girls went with Miss Fury (Mrs Dolley) and did needle work, the boys did technical drawing with lines. Lunch came which wasn’t that big of a change. Afterwards, we had to use chalk boards and write Commend Virtue (goodness), practicing the ‘z’ handwriting on chalk boards was very hard. People that were left-handed had to write with their right hand! Near the end of the day, Year 5 were shocked to have a drill outside. We had to practice marching in time together and just turning our heads instead of our feet and body. The end of the day finally came and we were so excited to be back in 2017 and not 1864. Overall, we all enjoyed every minute of the day and gained a good understanding as to what it would have been like in the Victorian era. Please click here  to see the photos

Year 1 and 2 Christmas Show

Year 1 and 2 performed  ‘It’s Chr-i-i-i-stmas ‘ An  exciting production featuring the Christmas Chart Show. All the acts aiming for the Christmas number one had an important part to play in the Christmas Story. Who made it to the top spot! It was a toe-tapping show with some recognisable tunes for the audience to join in with. Click here to see the photos

Celebration Assembly

The children sharing their good work in assembly this week are:

FS Griffin
 James and Harrison
4 Griffin
Eevee
FS Toke
Lexie and Grace D
4 Toke
Archie
1 Griffin
Hayley and Charlie O
4 Goldwell
Lexi and Alicia
1 Toke
Leo and Harry N
5 Griffin
George
2 Griffin
Freya and Imogen
5 Toke
Andrew and Isabel
 2 Toke
Amelia B and Jake
5 Goldwell
Jack and Ellie
3 Griffin
Riley and Lewis
6 Griffin
Rosie and Evie
 3 Toke
James
 6 Toke
Linett and Toby

Children in Need 2018

The Foundation Stage celebrated Children in Need day and wore spots to raise lots! The children bought in cakes to sell and enjoyed buying one to eat too!  They covered Pudsey with spare change and had a teddy bear’s picnic in the afternoon. The children raised a massive £515.17. Thank you to everyone who made a contribution on the day.

Year 5 Trip to Hall Place and Gardens.

In term 2, Year 5 went on an exciting tour of Hall Place and Gardens. Our first activity was to learn about the different staff members who ran a Victorian household. We then tried Victorian washing. The main pieces of the equipment was a bucket of water and a washing board with some carbolic soap for the object you were washing. The soap smelt disgusting so the clothes that Victorians wore didn’t smell as nice as future clothes. Due to the fact that they did not have washing machines, the washing maids had a harder job using the washing dolly. They had to put their washing into an even bigger bucket to thoroughly wash the owner of the house’s clothes. To control the washing dolly you had to gently push and then wiggle like mad, we had to show off our wiggling skills. To dry it we used a washing mangle. We put the washing in between the rollers and used the big handle on the wheel and turn it round. Mind your fingers though!

Then we went to the colossal house to examine some Victorian toys. How exciting! The owners of the house were very rich so they had lots of colourful and enjoyable toys like, skittles, spinning clowns, hoops, yo-yos on string and lots more. Later on, we made our own spinning, paper circles instead of a wooden spinning clown on string. After toy experimenting we ate our delicious lunches, we were starving! Sooner or later, we had finished our tasty lunches we all went to the house to see what sort of environment the family previously living there lived in. By then, it was getting quite late, so we decided to head off. We had an amazing day and rounded it off with the long trip back. Thank you teachers for a great day!

By Anya and Amber (year 5)

Please click here to see the photos.