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This terms enquiry is: 'What did the Victorians do for us?'
In this enquiry we will be learning about the development of innovation and invention during the Victorian Era, focussing on the Industrial Revolution.
We will be investigating the period using a range of resources, interpreting the impact certain inventions had on our lives as Britain progressed into the 20th and now the 21st century. We will also look at the role the Forest of Dean had during this period in history, in particular learning about Robert Mushett, his role in the hardening of steel and the impact this had on Victorian Britain.
To kickstart our enquiry, we were fortunate to spend some time working with some Victorian artefacts we loaned from the Gloucester Folk Museum. We played a game of 'Would I Lie To You?' and started by working in groups to discuss what each artefact could be and what it could be used for. We were given some information that answered these questions and then worked together to think of alternative suggestions we would share to trick the other teams.
Through investigating and interpreting the artefacts, we learnt a lot about what life was like for families in Victorian Britain and helped us to develop our own sense of chronology.
Foxglove Book Club
This term we've started a Foxglove Book Club. Every two weeks, we meet up to talk about the books we are currently reading, what we're enjoying and particular other questions set by Mr Le Templier. During the session, we also get a nice hot cup of tea!!
Our first session was great and we can't wait for the next one!
Our first enquiry: What makes St Briavels special and safe?
This term we are starting by considering what makes our school special and safe. At the end of the enquiry we have been challenged to create a promotional video for the school website, in which we hope our school community and prospective parents will see what a special place St Briavels is.
This week we began the enquiry by exploring iMovie to make an informative video about the playground, having a go and the different effects and options that were available to us. Here's an example of what you can look forward to, created by Cai this week, who experimented using sound and still images.