Hi Year 5, Miss Redhead made an amazing video of our trip yesterday, but I’d also like to share the photos I took and what mine and Mrs Kendall’s groups did throughout the day.
We were given a map of the museum with many places to visit and explore. We were “Historical Detectives” for the day and asked the Victorians many questions about their lives.
Can you remember who we were following the story of? What else can you tell me about them?
The first place we visited was a traditional Victorian house. We were greeted by someone who showed us around and explained what life was like living in a small Victorian house.
Can you describe the house?
How many rooms were there?
Why was the fire place important?
How are our houses different now?
Horses and Ponies
Whilst exploring, we had a wonderful opportunity to see (and stroke) a horse. The owner explained why horses and ponies were important to Victorians.
How did horses and ponies help the Victorians?
Which shops did you see/visit?
Can you describe how one particular type of shop was different back then in comparison to now?
We also visited the Chapel. What did you learn about the Chapel?
We were told about the famous ship that was on it’s maiden voyage, until disaster struck.
What was it’s name? What happened to it?
What relevance does it have to the BCLM?
Underground Mine Experience
We found out how miners worked the thick coals in about 1850. The mines were dark and dangerous, but the children were fantastic and brave as they made their way through.
Can you describe this experience?
What did we do to stay safe throughout the underground walk?
What did you learn about mining and life as a miner?
Is there anything else you would like to share about your day? A favourite moment? The most interesting part?