Autumn Term 1
In our English and History lessons, we have had lots of fun learning all about the Victorians. We have read the Victorian Adventure, The Chimney Sweep and lots of Non Fiction books based upon this period of history. From these books, we learnt all about children in Victorian times and the jobs they had to do. All the children in Year 2 were pleased they weren't born in those times. We even shared all our work based on the Victorians in our class assembly.
Autumn Term 2
This term our topic was Toys so we based our English work on the story 'Traction Man' by Mini Grey. Thanks to The Friends of Weddington Primary School, on the 9th November Mini Grey spent the day with us. She read a few of her books, showed us her sketch book and taught us how to draw Scrubbing Brush. The children thoroughly enjoyed their day with Mini and were able to have a photo and a book signed by her in the afternoon.
In December, we had our 'Victorian Christmas' trip to Beaumanor Hall. It was amazing. We learnt all about how the Victorians celebrated Christmas, we learnt what the Victorians schools were like, how to set up a table for a Christmas morning, sang carols in the great hall, played with Victorians toys and met Santa. Everyone had a wonderful day.
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