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The History of Chocolate

 

Classes 7, 8, 9 and 10 have been learning about the history of chocolate.

 

We travelled back in time to the origin of chocolate in Mexico 1325. It was fascinating to meet the Aztecs and find out how they drank chocolate as a bitter, spicy drink called Xocolati. They used golden goblets to drink it and threw them away when their drink was finished!

 

Our next time-travelling journey was to the 1800’s when the Cadbury family developed the first British eating chocolate.

 

George Cadbury also revolutionized life for his factory workers. When his factory became too small he commissioned the bigger one in the countryside. Along with the factory he arranged for a whole village of houses to be built Bournville. His workers were able to leave the terrible location of the slums and enjoy a healthier life in the country.

 

History of Toys

Classes 4, 5 and 6 have been learning about the history of toys and have created Toy Museums in their classrooms. They have also invited grown-ups in to talk about the toys they played with as children. Using the toys in the museum the children then evaluated the toys to say how old they were and how they were played with.

 

 

 

 

 

Castles

 

Classes 7, 8, 9, and 10 have been learning about castles and we were lucky enough to have a visit from a knight.  He told us all about life as a knight and he brought in some examples of the armour and weapons that they would use. Some of us even had the chance to try the armour on!

 

 

 

 

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