The End of the Industrial Revolution

What a fascinating topic this has been! We have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Industrial Revolution and I am really proud with how motivated you have been throughout and excited to find out about some very important inventions that happened right on our doorstep.

Our trip to the Black Country Museum topped this topic off perfectly this week where we enjoyed watching a blacksmith making chains in his forge (just like kind, old Joe from Great Expectations), braved the deep, dark coal mine and experienced a Victorian school lesson. You may have enjoyed the lesson but I did feel your hands went up far too quickly when the teacher asked if you agreed that I should receive the cane for spending my money in the sweet shop instead of on the school excursion! Hmmm... maybe I need to introduce such punishments in Blue Class as you were all so sure it was the best punishment! What do you think?

We ended our topic this afternoon with you completing your Industrial Revolution board game and playing them with your friends. Your ideas were really creative and we had so many different varieties of games all involving electrical circuits. What great inventors you have been!

Have a good weekend and I'll see you on Monday for a new one week topic all about sport. We have a world champion visiting us on Monday! Please make sure you have your P.E. kit in school with the correct clothing (jogging bottoms, shorts, t-shirt, trainers) and remember to bring a waterproof coat with you to school each day. 

Love from Miss Townsend xxx