Year 1 visit the Chiltern Open Air Museum

Year 1 visit the Chiltern Open Air Museum

The week started with a fantastic trip to The Chiltern Open Air Museum. We were lucky to have a wonderful sunny spring day. Our day started making bricks using clay, we learnt how children used to hand make a minimum of 1,000 bricks a day! After our bricks were ready for the kiln, we walked around the museum site exploring the different types of houses through the eras. The children were amazed that people used to use the toilet outside. After a packed lunch in the sunshine we started our Iron Age Workshop. We were greeted by a real life Iron Age lady, who explained all about life in the Iron Ages. The children were highly amused to find that the Iron Age Lady didn’t know what a television, a tiger or a computer were. The children were put to work making clay pots, weaving fences for animals, grinding flour and making bread to be cooked on a fire. The children were fascinated by the Iron Age hut with a smoky fire,animal skins to sleep on and real swords. The day was so exciting that we had lots of children sleeping on the coach home. We have been searching for the signs of Spring in Forest school, admiring blossom trees and identifying different leaves in science. We have been practising hard for our celebration assembly, please continue to help the children practise their lines ready for the day. Thank you for your help with this.

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