Year 2 Search Facts at the National Archives
Year 2 boys set off on their visit to Kew confident that they knew their stuff, but excited about learning some new facts.
Mrs Jane Wood, Year 2 teacher said;
“The boys responded so well to the activities set; finding Pudding Lane on a map hand drawn in 1667, working out from a Tax Return (even then!) how many ovens and hearths Thomas Farriner had and what jobs the people living on Pudding Lane did - there were some very strange ones, the ‘hook and eye’ lady for one!
Equally they were fascinated by new facts; like the burning of the nearest waterwheel which meant buckets had to be filled by hand - a very slow procedure and the fact that puddings in those days were filled with the very worst pieces of meat - a ‘gristly’ story.
The education officer at the Archives was so impressed with the boys knowledge and we were very proud of the boys who behaved so well.”