On Thursday, Year Five went to the Coal Mining Museum. We took part in lots of fun activities including going down a mine, exploring a victorian room full of fascinating facts and we did a quiz to see what equipment we knew.
Then we went to a large room where a women acted what it was like when they mined the coal. Everyone was really enjoying it when some people came up to the front to do some acting.
Next the really fun part it was time to go in the coal mines. It was a little cold down there but we got to spread coal on our face and explore all the different machines that there were. We couldn’t believe how dark it was down there! We are glad we don’t work there!
On Friday, 3Ro preformed an outstanding assembly all about the Industrial Revolution. We were all sat in our seat waiting for the excitement to happen.
First, a set of children did a little performance about what people had to do and for how long. There was one family where there was a little boy who wondered why he had to do his job which he didn’t like. It was a fair point!
When they got to work, one person had to sort the wool out, another person had to comb through the tangled wool and the last person had to weave the wool. The factories were always really loud and busy so they wouldn’t be a great place to work.
We all enjoyed it and we all walked out of the assembly with an amazing song to leave which was called the hard knock life.
Yesterday, both Year 3 classes went on a trip to the Industrial Museum to learn about the cycle of sheep’s wool and about Bradford’s history in the industry. They split up into two groups and half went to draw (sketch) some pictures of the important parts of the building.
The other half went to go and learn the cycle of wool. When they had learnt it, they played with some of the items that would help them remember it . They struggled to do it at first but as they got on, it became easier and easier until they could do it. They all had a fantastic time exploring a historic building in our local area and learnt a lot.
On Tuesday, Year one went on a fantastic trip to the Bradford Industrial museum. This trip started of with the section Jowett cars, where they looked at the first ever Jowett car to be made. They also got a chance to see the first Bradford van that was used to deliver the daily newspaper.
Secondly, Year 1 went to see the textile industry where they saw how the Victorians made clothes out of wool. This helped them to understand how the Victorians provided themselves with clothes.
Thirdly, they experienced how the Victorians used the printing machine of their day to print the daily newspaper. This was extremely different to what we use now in modern day.
Later on, they took a look at how workers and mill owners lived back then. Their houses were also different to modern day. These houses were made out of brick and stone, which is different to how they build them now.
Finally, they learnt how to wash clothes with a pillar designed by the victorious . They all got to take part in this event. It sounds like a great day and I am sure they had a brilliant time.
This week, the whole school started their learning about Black History Month after a visits from the Zulu Warriors. Every class in school will be reading a new book based around Africa while studying some elements of the Geography and History of the continent. In Year Four, we read the book called Who is King from South Africa. It had a range of animal stories and Hannah liked the back ground whereas Ivy did not. The stories were all similar, yet not always factual, as they explained how animals had evolved over time. In Geography, everyone had to label where things where in Africa. It has been a great start to our learning about Africa and we cannot wait to learn more.
On Wednesday, Year 2 went to the church in Idle where they met Mr and Mrs Frowd. Firstly, they read the Bible but they had to wear white gloves. They then looked at other things that are precious to Christians like the thorn crown and wine glasses.
After that, the children got a little rest before learning about new things. They first got told to sit on the floor and listen very carefully before the person started telling a story about Mary Jones. She wanted a bible but she couldn’t because there were non in welsh. So she walked 25 miles just to get a bible in welsh. She was also saving money for 6 whole YEARS!
It sounded like a fascinating trip and we’re sure Year 2 had a great time!
On Monday, Year 2 went to Saltaire . Once they got off the bus in Saltaire, they dropped there lunches of in Victoria Hall.they went to the church where they saw the people who worked there dressed up a if they were alive when Titus salt was.
They also got a bookmark of people who lived there with there names on it and information. They looked for main things to do with these people as they went round.
Once they had finished at the church, they walked in the village of Saltaire and visited the houses of the people on their book marks. In Saltaire they found four lions which they attempted to sketch.After they had their lunch they continued to explore. The children had a great time exploring a local area and learning about its history.
This afternoon, 3R did an assembly about the present life and Stone Age life and how different the lives were.
At the beginning, they all talked about the Iron Age, Bronze Age and Stone Age. Bravely, some of the children stood up and acted out being prehistoric humans and present day people. We learnt that stone age people didn’t know what metal was and they didn’t know what a smartphone was because they didn’t have that kind off stuff back then. They all showed us their amazing art work and stone necklaces. They signed us out by singing We Will Rock You but the caveman edition! They did a brilliant assembly and we enjoyed learning loads of facts about cavemen!
On Friday, 1G preformed a brilliant assembly all about their trip to Skipton Castle. They began by telling us all different facts about castles such as how the lord and lady were entertained by jesters and musicians. Next, they told us all about the different parts of a castle such as: drawbridge, kitchen and dungeon. We also learnt about how bread was made in the castle. The poorer people got the bread at the bottom on the dirty oven floor whereas the richer people got the top of the bread which is why rich people were called the upper crust.
After that, they showed us their very own castle with a working drawbridge which impressed the large audience. They then read an excellent recount of the day as well as a narrative about a prince saving a princess.
Overall, it was a fantastic assembly which everybody loved and we certainly cannot wait to see their next one!
On Friday 17th of May, Year 1 performed an assembly about their trip to Skipton Castle. They explained about how the castle was made and how people used to live in it.
First they started off by introducing the assembly and showed pictures of the front of the castle and told us about the features on it. They spoke about the different rooms and places inside and outside of the castle. Their favourite place in the building was the dungeon because it was dark,cold and scary.
1W were taught where to build a castle by their instructor: they told us that you needed to build it near a river so that enemies couldn’t get to it. It also had to be built with high walls so that no enemies could climb over them. Finally towards the end they sang a song about castles.
What an enjoyable and informative assembly! Well done 1W.