Mrs Preston, a Victorian teacher visited our school. She showed us what it was like to go to school in Victorian times. We wrote in slate with chalk and had to stand up whenever we wanted to talk to Mrs Preston. She was very strict and we decided we are lucky to go to school now!
This week we went on a walk of our local area to explore how things have changed in Nelson over time. We used clues in the area to discuss things that are new and old and how we know. Here are some of the things we observed on our walk.
"Cobbled streets are old, they are so bumpy."
"These used to be cobbled but have been covered."
"Lomeshaye has been in Nelson for a long time."
"Our school is a new building, it looks bright."
"This wall looks like it is crumbling away."
"This wall is new because it looks strong."
"We found out this building used to be a mill."
Our key texts that we will be studying this half term are, Big Bad Owl, Scaredy Squirrel and Manfred the Baddie. We will be learning about different characters and how they behave. We will be comparing the characters and thinking about times when we feel grumpy, afraid, happy and sad.
We have been learning the story of the Big Bad Owl off by heart. Can your child retell you the story at home?
We enjoyed playing the role of grumpy Scowl but we decided we would rather be like the happy bird in the story.
We have been studying Modigliani's art work and creating our own self portraits in the style of Modigliani's. We have learnt a lot about his style of art work and the colours he used.
We explored natural materials in our classroom under sky and used them to make self portrait sculptures.