Archive for March, 2015

The Eggs-cellent Easter Egg Display Competition

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Today our pupils have shown their artistic talent within our Easter Egg Display Competition.

Below is a selection of the entries we received this year.

Class 2

Monday, March 16th, 2015

On Thursday Class 2 went on an adventurous trip to Southwell Workhouse. It took a long time to get there and it was so noisy because everyone was so excited! When we arrived we were segregated, that means that the boys and girls had to be separated.

First, we had to change into Victorian clothes just like they did in 1841. The girls wore grey dresses, a woolly shawl and a bonnet. The boys wore a grey chef’s hat, a white shirt and a waistcoat. Once we were changed we went to meet the Master and the Matron.

Then we had a lesson with the school teacher. She taught us the alphabet and the Ten Commandments. We practised writing on slate boards with a strange pencil. After that, we went on a tour around the Workhouse. We saw the dormitories, which had beds made from straw and a pot to wee in under their bed called gazunders, the cellar, which was full of rats and where they prepared the food, and the privy where the children had to empty the chamber pots. We even saw a dead body!

In the afternoon, we played with some Victorian toys. We played with marbles, spinning tops, hoops and cup and balls. Then we went back to the stable to learn about some mystery objects. We learnt about bed pans, hot water bottles, carpet beaters, clog protectors, sock holders and butter shapers.

After that, we began our long journey home. We had a wonderful time and learnt lots of interesting information for our topic.