This week we have had some very special visitors to year 5. On Monday three Jewellery Quarter experts came to see us and allowed us to investigate all sorts of things in preparation for our trip this week.
We looked at different trades in the jewellery Quarter such as The Coffin Works, The Pen Industry and J.W. Evans' Silverware buisiness. We got to handle real artefacts from each of these industries and we became time-travelling detectives to work out what different objects were and what they were used for. Have a look at us being historians below!
P.S. Did you know that at the height of the pen-making industry in Birmingham, women would make up to 18,000 pen nips a day!
Egg-ellent Holiday Projects!
Week beginning 4th November 2019
As part of our Jewellery topic for Atumn 2, children were asked to research, design or make a Famous Faberge egg for their Holiday Project. We have been blown away by the effort and time children have put into their work and it is now proudly on display in the Year 5 area for all to see! Cracking work!