This half term we have learnt lots about the Victorians. We started our topic with a fantastic, interesting and fun visit to Gressenhall Museum where we learnt all about how Victorians did the cooking, cleaning and washing without electricity! We had to help them prepare for the Vicar coming round for afternoon tea so there was lots of work to do. This helped us to really imagine what life in the Victorian times was like.
We have worked extremely hard on writing our stories where the Queen wrote to us to explain she was coming to visit the school so the characters had to make sure the school was ready for the Queen! We have more recently been writing stories set in a Victorian school which has given us many chances to compare life in a Victorian school to life in our school nowadays.
Year 2 also had an amazing opportunity to perform a dance in front of our cluster of schools (Hethersett, Cringleford and Mulbarton) which was all linked to the Olympic Legacy. The children performed their dance to “Roar” by Katy Perry and showed how through working really hard and trying our best we can achieve great things.
The children also did some brilliant art work with Phil Daniels, a visiting artist. He showed the children how to use charcoal to portray emotions such as determination and joy from winning a gold medal. The children got covered in charcoal but loved this amazing experience!