Topic Week: On our visit to Newstead Abbey we met some actual Victorians. Jane the scullery maid showed us how clothes were washed and dried using lots of elbow grease and a mangle. Then we had to clean some of the family silverware. Mrs Drew, the cook, took us into the kitchen to lean how to make butter and create some decorative bread rolls. We also met the very famous Dr. Livingstone, who was visiting the owners, fresh from his adventures exploring Africa. It really helped us understand about life in Victorian times.
Topic Week: We learned about famous Victorians by finding information that was scattered among the classrooms in order to build up a fact file.
Topic Week: We began by placing the Victorians on a timeline of British History. Of course, Mr Corrigan expected it to scale using 1mm per year so we had to work out lots of measurements. Then we worked as a team to put the labels in the correct places.
Peer editing in English. Supporting each other to make sure our writing is as good as it can be.
In maths we have been using place value charts and counters to help understand what numbers mean and how to add, subtract and multiply them.
The canopy in our reading corner is a big hit !
Wow! Look how busy the teachers have been over the summer creating exciting places for children to enjoy their favourite books. If you have any favourite books, bring them in and share them with your class.