Highmoor week commencing 26th November
Date: 29th Nov 2018 @ 11:09am
The highlight of our week was definitely the trip to Reading Museum for our Victorian workshop. We all looked brilliant in our Victorian outfits (thank you parents for making the effort) and it really added to our experience and enjoyment of the day. We started the day in the Victorian schoolroom. We closed our eyes and travelled back in time to the late 1800s. We sat at desks in rows and had to keep our hands behind our backs unless we were writing. The schoolmaster was very strict and wouldn't allow any talking at all during our lessons. We got to write on slates and then we each had our own copy book which we started to fill out using a dip pen and an ink well. Elodie and Jasper did a great job of role playing naughty children - Elodie had to wear the Dunces cap and Jasper got the cane!
In the afternoon we learnt all about Christmas in Victorian times. We found out what kind of presents children would have received, what goes into a Christmas pudding and what kind of Christmas cards were sent. We also learnt that pantomimes became very popular in the Victorian era. Our day ended with our very own version of Aladdin starring some of the children of Highmoor! It was lots of fun and both the actors and audience members had a great time.
In maths this week we have been focussing again on multiplication and division. Knowing our times tables is so important to lots of areas of maths so we are really trying hard to learn them. It is really helpful if you can practise at home.
In science we were investigating which materials were magnetic and whether all coins are magnetic. We are also continuing to learn the importance of asking questions, in particular "why?"