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Year three travel back in time…

… to the 1950’s and 1960’s.

Alongside year four, we have been busy learning about what it was like for the children at our school in the 1950’s and 1960’s and the events that would have impacted on their lives.

We started on Monday by visiting the Chester record Office. Here we found newspapers, school magazines, building plans and the headteachers logbook. Did you know, our classroom used to be the woodwork room? On Monday, we also looked at the labor saving devices, which would have been the height of sophistication in the 1950’s and ration book friendly recipes. Pig brain fritters anyone?

On Tuesday we hosted our own 1950’s vintage tea party, with lots of Fondant Fancies. Halfway through our elegant dance routine, the tea party transformed into a groovy 1960’s disco. We practiced the twist, the shimmy and the mashed potato.

On Wednesday, we learnt all about the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and the conquering of Mt Everest by Edmund Hillary. We finished off the day by watching an episode of Happy Days at our very own drive-in movie theater.

After a busy morning on Thursday, imagining the perfect 1950’s day out at the seaside and writing articles about the 1966 England world cup win, we relaxed with a few games. We tried our best at hula hooping, marbles, yo yo-ing, Frisbee and jenga.

On Friday, we looked at the work of Andy Warhol and recreated some of his work in our own Grosvenor Park style.

Our history project continues next week, so watch this space for more 1950’s and 1960’s treats.

Homework this week is to conduct some research about your family in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

Happy weekend!