Last week was Heritage Week in PETNS. We were lucky enough to have 2 visitors and had our own museum for the children to visit!
Catherine cultivated fantastic exploratory learning in her hands-on heritage session! The children investigated a range of objects including call cards, paraffin lamp, candle holders, ink well, ink bottles, fans, shaving jug, silver serving forks, a tea chest and a stamp box dating to 10, 20, 30, 100 and 200 years ago. They examined the materials the artefacts were made from; made predictions as to what they were used for, by whom and when and gasped with delighted when learning more about the items! The opportunity to handle domestic artefacts from a broad range of history was invaluable to the children’s understanding of history.