Year 1 visit Judges Lodgings
Year One went on a trip to Judges Lodgings, to compliment their work on the topic ‘Old and New’. Firstly they visited a Victorian kitchen where they were shown how to make a traditional Christmas pudding. The children discovered that in Victorian times they used to add little trinkets to the pudding such as a ring, button, a sixpence and a thimble. Next, they all helped to stir the mixture – clockwise. Afterwards everyone made potpourri and decorated a label to go with it.
Next the pupils learnt some traditional party games that the Victorian children would play. This included here we go round the Mulberry bush, and learnt poems called poor robin and pease pudding.
Afterwards they made their way upstairs to a Victorian classroom where we made cornucopias. The children were also able to look at the toy museum and saw all the different toys throughout the eras and decades.
All this happened before a special visitor came to see them…Father Christmas. After a lovely talk on what the children would like to get for Christmas and looking at some of the toys the Victorian children would like to get, Father Christmas showed the children a Victorian stocking that the children would receive. In it was an apple for health, an orange for wishes, a lump of coal for warmth, a bag of salt for good luck and a penny for wealth for the year.
Everyone really enjoyed the trip.