Archive for September 27, 2012

2W in Victorian silhouettes.

Silhouette portraits became very popular during the Victorian era. This week the boys have tried their hands at creating their own silhouettes. First they traced each others shadows on to black paper, then after cutting their silhouette out they mounted and framed it.
Take a look and see if you can recognise who they are.

Victorian silhouettes.

The boys have also been sorting Victorian toys. They had to decide which toys were played with by boys, those played with by girls and if some were played with by both boys and girls. They also found that toys for boys either encouraged physical activity or promoted adult career choices like engineering and solidering, where as the girl’s toys prepared them for keeping house and being mothers.
2W were all glad to be boys!



Our visit to Sudbury Hall

Today we went to visit Sudbury Hall, Museum of Childhood and we all had a fantastic time. We pretended to be chimney sweeps and climbed up a chimney. When we came out we all got a mark of bravery. It was brilliant fun but very dark! We saw a wind up metal monkey riding a bicycle which was Victorian. We were able to play with lots of Victorian toys. When we got there, the building was really big and colourful. We went into a Victorian classroom and the teacher was REALLY strict. Rayan had to wear the naughty hat even though he had been really good! We had a brilliant time and we would like to go again.

Welcome to the New 2W blog and a year of fun learning. Oh yes and hard work!

The boys are settling well into their new class.
In literacy we have started to look at traditional tales and this week have worked on the ‘Three Billy Goats Gruff’. The boys started by acting out the story and then proceeded to write their own alternative version. The boys really enjoyed retelling the original story through drama and would like to share it with you.
So get ready, here they are! They are great.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff from Mrs.Barker on Vimeo.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff. from Mrs.Barker on Vimeo.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff. from Mrs.Barker on Vimeo.

I hope you enjoyed them.