Oakenclough Class enjoyed a trip to Judges’ Lodgings, in Lancaster.
Judges’ Lodgings dates back nearly 400 years on a site that has been at the centre of Lancaster’s history for nearly 2000 years. The children immersed themselves in history, when they were able to experience what school was like in the Victorian era.
They saw real artifacts such as a cane and dunce’s hat. In addition they experienced using chalk boards and sat at victorian desks, to really contextualise their learning. Furthermore, they were able to see what life was like in Victorian households, they could gain an understanding of how different day to day life was then compared to now .
The children asked lots of interesting questions to our tour guide, which was wonderful.
This term Parlick’s Topic is Long Ago in class we have been exploring images and videos of homes from the past. Identifying how the homes and lives differ from our own.
For our class trip we travelled to Farmer Parrs to explore their Fylde Country Life Museum. The children were so excited to explore the different set ups; discussing the tools being used to try and decide what each area was for. We got to step back in time and visit an old dress maker, War bunker and even a jail cell!
We had a great time playing the games from the past, exploring the huge machinery and exploring the homes from the past.
After our visit to the museum we ventured to the the Barn where the children loved feeding all the animals. The children showed fantastic listening skills throughout the visit, we were very proud of them all!
On Wednesday the children experienced snow play at Chill Factore, they wrapped up warm and had fun in the snow, whizzing down the slopes on the doughnuts, making snowballs and generally having a fab time.
We made links in our local community on Wednesday 13th of December when we visited the residents of Cornmill Nursing Home in Garstang. We worked with the residents to make Christmas tree decorations out of air dry clay. They were very pleased to see us and receive our help on their arts & crafts morning. They were very interested in finding out about our school & what we like to do. It’s safe to say they enjoyed our company.
We were also treated to morning tea,where we ate yummy cakes created by their chef & shared a pot of tea or fruit juice.
We had a fabulous morning and made some new friends.
Every year at Calder Lodge the pupils make each other Christmas crafts as presents. Each class makes a particular craft which is then brought together for the Calder Lodge mini Christmas market. On the last day of school before the Christmas holidays the pupils enjoy choosing their crafts and sharing their achievements with each other.
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