Year 3 Woodpecker Local History12 June 2016 Written by Sue Ramsay
We started the week with an assembly where each class was given a challenge. Our challenge was to find out what was in the mystery pot and investigate why it was significant to Bristol's history.
We worked out that there were cocoa beans in the pot and using different sources we found out how they had arrived in the UK. Using this information, we created a freeze frame.
Next, we looked at pictorial sources of chocolate houses and found out that in the past, rich people would have drank chocolate drinks in these. They are similar to cafes that we have today.
We also looked at sources to reconstruct life in Fry's factory. We found out that it was a nice place to work because they were allowed to eat chocolate and they were given houses which were surrounded by fields. We decided that it would be a nice place to live because their was lots of space to play and the children could go to school.
We finished off with a visit to the M Shed where we pretended to be a factory worker, making chocolates and looking at historical artefacts to identify how the chocolates were made. We had an amazing time.
Please watch our video to learn more about our challenge.