Just before the Easter holidays, the Year 2 children visited St. Fagan’s Museum in Cardiff. The trip was an exciting end to our ‘Take a Trip in a Time Machine’ topic, in which the children found out about the changes in the world and life over time.
We had lots of fun visiting the different buildings, including the shop, bakery, chapel, school and many homes. We spotted lots of artefacts that we had been learning about. We also enjoyed visiting Beti Bwt, and she talked to us about washday a hundred years ago. We all even had a chance to help out with the washing using items such as washboards, wash dollies and the mangle. We then went to the school, and were very shocked by the changes. We couldn’t believe how different the school looked, as well as the way the children were taught… and we weren’t too keen on the thought of the cane!
We returned to school happy and full of fantastic memories… but were grateful to be back in our bright, colourful and fun-filled classroom after we saw what school life used to be like!