On a glorious sunny day in September Emerald Class walked about 16,000 steps along the cycle track and learnt all about the history of Stroud’s mills. We went inside the museum at Dunkirk Mills and saw first had the water wheel working (it was so noisy).
We are learning so much about Victorian schools and just how strict they were. The children look brilliant dressed up with their stern expressions.
Emerald Class spent a very enjoyable and informative day at Gloucester Folk Museum. They got to experience life in a Victorian school as well as domestic life.
This term started with the ‘twack’ of the cane and stern looking teachers. Emerald Class has gone all Victorian. The tables have put into rows and the children have to abide by Victorian school rules – it’s going to be a strict term.
It’s been a fun first week back at school. We tried a STEM challenge to see who could make the tallest tower capable of taking the weight of some plastic figures and a maths challenge four 4s – ask your children about them. Great to see the children problem solving, communicating and working in new teams. We also got to know what books are in the class and Mrs NG read the opening pages of some of the books she enjoyed over the holidays.
Our Class Motto
Year 5 and 6 spellings, to be tested Monday 29th October
15 October 2018
Happy half term.
22 September 2018
This week we visited St Laurence’s Church to look at an exhibition about Victorian Stroud. We learnt all about shops, the school, the slaughterhouses and got to look at the bell ropes.
18 September 2018
Today we were lucky enough to be visited by Tracy Spiers who is teaching us all about the history of Stroud’s mills. She showed us a super film she had made showcasing all the fascinating history and interesting facts about the mills that had once thrived in Stroud. We are now armed with knowledge for our trip on Thursday. Thank you Tracy.