This week, Year 1 went on a trip to the Industrial Museum to look at the history of Jowett and how they lived in those days. The week before, they had gone on a walk around Idle looking at the signs that were left from when the Jowett cars were once there and the factory (Morrisons!). They found street names and different things left around the area and loved it. Once they got to the museum, they took a look at the ancient cars that had different names like the Kingfisher, the Javelin, Jupiter and Kestrel. 1W had a fantastic tour all around the machinary that was used to run the factory and make the cloth from the wool. Not only this, but while they were in that section, they did some fabulous sketching of the cars and the trains that were there and had a lot of fun doing that.
Moving on to outside of the museum, the groups all went to houses that were set up for people to go in and have a look at what the living space would have looked like with no electricity and wifi! The children compared the houses from the past to the houses in the present day and found alot of major differences. After, they had a washday workshop which meant they had to help the women wash the clothes in the dolly tub (like the sink) and found out that it was very hard work.
The classes much preferred how things worked today and could not even image how hard it would have been to work like that everyday! Overall, they really enjoyed it and learned a lot of facts!