We welcomed visitors to our school this week to teach us all about life during the Victorian era. We found out lots of facts about children's lives during the Victorian times and how the lives of the rich and poor were very different. We were also told about all the fantastic inventions that were created during the Victorian era including the introduction of the train and many medicines. We also got to feel what it would be like to be part of a Victorian school. We learnt about how rules were very strict and the punishments for misbehaviour. We all had lots of fun dressing up in different Victorian headwear.
We were planning to set up our dinosaur museum to show everyone our learning from this term. We started to create our dinosaur eggs after visiting All Things Wild and seeing the different size and colour eggs. We used papier mache to make the structure of our eggs and then we began to paint them.
We were really fortunate to welcome Mrs Gorman to our class this week to talk to us about the skeletons of animals. Mrs Gorman showed us the similarities between the skeletons of birds with the fossils of dinosaurs. Mrs Gorman explained how dinosaurs evolved over time and how scientists have found lots of information about them from studying fossils.
As part of our topic on dinosaurs, we travelled to All things Wild park to find out more about the prehistoric animals. We had lots of fun looking at the different model dinosaurs and learning new facts. We also enjoyed sharing the facts that we had already learnt about dinosaurs with our guide.
As part of our week learning about the religion of Judaism we created our own commandment tablets. We looked at the ten commandments brought down the mountainside by Moses and thought about the rules that we felt were the most important to us. We then made our own commandment out of clay.
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