Today we discovered Chesterfield!

Today we’ve kicked off the school year with a really interesting visit to the centre of our home-town, Chesterfield.

We are Oaks - 2015/2016!

We are Oaks – 2015/2016!

We started the day by visiting Chesterfield Museum where we found out all about how Chesterfield has grown it started out as a town way back in the time of the Romans. We found out about the jobs that our ancestors would have probably been involved with. We even had a go on some old household devices such as this old washing machine that Harvey and Sam are demonstrating here!

Sam and Harvey demonstrate how to use a washing machine of the past - it was hard work!

Sam and Harvey demonstrate how to use a washing machine of the past – it was hard work!

Following our visit to the museum we headed to our most famous landmark – the Crooked Spire. We sat with our sketch books and drew some fabulous images of the Spire and its’ features. Leoni chose to send her brilliant art work home as a ‘Work Selfie’ – she’s the first person in Oaks class to send home a ‘work selfie’.

Here is Leoni with her awesome sketches.

Here is Leoni with her awesome sketches.

A brilliant place to do some observational sketching!

A brilliant place to do some observational sketching!

We then explored the inside of the church and saw some volunteers making a fabulous well-dressing. This is a piece of art created with petals, leaves and seeds. We might even be inspired to create our own using materials from our Peace Garden back at BHPS.

Following on from our visit to the Crooked Spire, we visited the Shambles – this is the oldest part of Chesterfield. The Royal Oak pub in the Shambles is one of the oldest buildings in Chesterfield. It’s been around since the 12th century!

Next up as we return to BHPS tomorrow, we’ll be using all of our researched information and photographs to create visitor guides to our brilliant home town of Chesterfield.

Here we are enjoying our lunch in front of the Crooked Spire in Chesterfield.

Here we are enjoying our lunch in front of the Crooked Spire in Chesterfield.

 

3 thoughts on “Today we discovered Chesterfield!

  1. Izabel

    Hi, my name is Izabelvt. I’m 10 years old. That trip sounds so much fun and that is so cool that you got to draw the tower. I wish that I was there to see and learn about it.

  2. Jackson

    Hello this is Jackson it looks like you had fun in those pics! By the way what is the speed test? Write back!

  3. Elena

    Hi my name is Elena, and I am ten years old. it looks like you are really enjoying the school year so far. You are really good at drawing. Also by the way a couple of you asked if we wore a school uniform, we do not. I really liked this article, because it looks like a lot of fun to have a field trip on the first day of school. Our school starts at eight o’ clock in the morning and ends at 2:50 P.M.
    From,
    Elena at Ute Pass Elementary

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