Year 4 - Queens, Canes and Contraptions!

9th September 2022

Today was our WOW day for our Queens, Canes and Contraptions topic. We learnt that in this topic we will look at lots of Victorian things such as Queen Victoria (Queens), Victorian schools (Canes) and Victorian inventions (Contraptions). In the morning, we made some ice-cream. Cucumber ice-cream was a popular food in the Victorian times but we made chocolate chip! We watched a video and saw a grand house where the ice-cream was one of their many courses of food. They had to go to an ice-house because electrical freezers hadn’t been invented. Then, we made an Owen’s monitor so Mrs Dowling could tell us if we were working hard enough In the afternoon, we made a thaumatrope which was a popular toy from the Victorian era. We followed instructions to make one, and then created our own. Finally we looked at Queen Victoria and created some portraits of her using different artistic styles.