Year 1 Norwich Castle Trip

Posted on: May 22, 2017

Today Year 1 pupils went on a school trip to Norwich castle to take part in their ‘Tiny Tales’ workshop as part of their topic work on Victorian toys. The exciting workshop allowed the children to experience what life would be like if they were a doll. Mrs Miles, a doll from a Victorian dolls house, came to life and told the children all about her life and family. The pupils then learnt how life was different for Victorian children compared to modern day and had a go at making their own Victorian toy.

The next activity involved doing some drama. The children were transported to Mrs Miles dolls’ house and had to imagine themselves as a tiny doll in a giant world. The children really enjoyed this and there was some fantastic acting going on.

After a short lunch break, there was an amazing adventures activity. This involved meeting a servant character who is prone to exaggeration and the pupils had to help them tell their tale using as many creative wow words as possible.

The final task before home-time involved investigating the amazing collection of dolls houses available at the museum. This enabled the children to imagine what life would have been like for the dolls that live within them.

All in all, the trip was a fantastic day during which the pupils learnt a lot in a fun, exciting way.  Huge thanks to the Castle Museum staff for facilitating the visit.


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