To end our unit on the Industrial Revolution and our art unit on David Hockney, Holly class took the opportunity to visit Saltaire (a Victorian village created to house the workers of Salt’s Mill).
Known as a world heritage site, a lot of the village has kept its original features as noticed when we walked around. The children were able to walk along the Leeds Liverpool canal, which they knew was important for transporting goods from the mill to the steam boats at Liverpool. They admired the architecture of the church and mill, whilst comparing the Victorian houses to their own homes.
In the mill, the children were given the opportunity to look in detail at David Hockney’s Arrival of Spring exhibition, which is a collection of drawings created on his Ipad over a 6 month period. The class had the time, to choose their favourite and replicate it using the techniques taught in our art lesson.
Overall, it was an enjoyable experience for them all.
In year 5, our topic as focused on Victorian Britain. In class, the children have looked at and discussed the types of houses built in that time and the reasons why. As part of the unit, the children were asked to create a model of a Victorian house as part of their homework over the holiday. The end products were outstanding with children really embracing the opportunity.
All the houses were judged by one of the other year five classes and the top five were selected before a winner was announced. The photos are of the top five winners in Holly class and the teacher’s choice.