As part of our learning surrounding schooling in the Victorian times, we discovered that girls were taught needlework, whilst boys were taught things such as science and technical drawing. We also learnt about the fact that the girls would produce beautiful pieces of needlework using cross stitch. Then, we tried our hand at it, stitching our names or initials and date of birth.
We carried out some research surrounding the types of food that we need to keep healthy, and found some healthy meals to cook! We worked in teams to create pitta pizzas, which were better for us than shop bought alternatives as we used a pitta bread for the base instead of dough, made our own tomato sauce, so we knew exactly what was in it, and used mozzarella instead of hard cheese, so it was lower in fat too. We served this with a salad to ensure a balanced meal. For pudding, we baked a crumble that used honey instead of sugar for sweetness and was topped with oats too.
Once we had learnt about the different parts of the heart, we then had to demonstrate this learning by creating a model of it, or a model of the circulatory system. We worked in teams of two or three to plan this, and then made them using recycled materials.
As part of our special WW2 day, we took part in some cooking and sewing workshops. We followed a recipe from the time, and created some carrot cookies, then we followed 'make do and mend' by designing and stitching our own bunting using scraps of left over fabric.