Y5 Reading Challenge
National Coal Mining Museum
On Thursday 13th September, the year 5 children visited the National Coal Mining Museum to learn about the history of coal mining and the science behind it. During the trip, we met with an experienced coal miner for a workshop. He taught us about his role in the mines and showed us the equipment needed in order to work and survive in the depths of these dark mines; including the Davy lamp, the snap tin and a hard helmet. Later in the day, we were given the unique opportunity to travel 140 metres underground to explore England’s last deep coal mine. The mines were extremely dark and the ceilings were very low. Some of the children were shocked at the conditions in which these poor miners were made to work in. Before the end of the trip, we visited the stables to learn about the role of the horses and ponies and finally took part in a quiz around the coal interface museum and mining lives gallery. Here we learned about the miner’s home and leisure life and witnessed how the machinery was used to hew the coal. The children had a very enjoyable day and are looking forward to learning more through our ‘Explorers’ topic.
Below are the topics covered in Year 5.
What Will Your Legacy Be?
Up, Up and Away
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
If you would like to know more about any of the topics being covered then please request this from the class teacher.