Welcome to Year 6
The year 6 team is: Miss Smith, Mrs Mahony and Mrs Harrison
As part of our topic on WW1, we visited Black Country Living Museum in Dudley to see how the war affected those who lived and survived on the Home Front.
It was hard for most of us to understand how daily life was possible without the comforts we take for granted: indoor bathrooms and toilets, food, money and even life at school.
We investigated an amazing variety of shops too and quizzed the shopkeepers - did you know that arsenic was used in the making of green sweets, that children were used to clean the inside of the baking ovens or that the Spanish Flu epidemic 1918/19 killed more people worldwide than in the war?
There were no cars to dodge but we did have a ride on a tram (Joe loved that!).
Our schoolroom experience was an eye-opener – learning by rote, writing on slates, a whole school being taught in one room at the same time which would have been a very loud experience.
Much of what was taught is similar to today but the punishment meted out for bad behaviour was quite brutal! We watched in horror as Miss Smith was caned for not listening to the teacher and for not following instructions!
A fascinating day out! This was a wonderful opportunity for the children to experience a different time period at first hand and thus inform the term`s wider studies.