Friday, 8 December 2017

Howick Historical Visit Recounts

                       The Amazing Howick Historical Village
On Wednesday, the 1st of November I woke up bright and early ready for the school trip the year 2 classes were going on. We were learning about technology. The place that we were going was the Howick Historical Village.
When I got to school we had to put our lunch in a big blue box. When it was time to go we zoomed excitedly down the path. When we got to the bus stop we had to wait for the bus. When the bus was there we quickly jumped in the bus and road to the Howick Historical Village.
When I got there the lady welcomed us with a warm smile. First, we had a lovely morning tea. After that, my group went to the school, the teacher was very strict.
Next, we went to do the washing. There were three tubs to wash in.
After the washing my group went to make butter. When we were pounding the butter Mrs White said a little rhyme that sounded like this, ‘Come butter, come. Come butter, come.’
Lastly, we ‘Unpacked the Trunk’. After we did that we had lunch. My favourite part was the school lesson.
By Kiera

On Wednesday, the first of November Room 22 blasted with excitement because we were going to the amazing Howick Historical Village. We leapt on the bus and zoomed to the village and it didn’t take that long.
 First, we visited the extremely old school, it was like going back in time! The teacher was Mrs White. The boys don’t wear hats inside. I don’t know why? We wrote on a black slate and the abacus was very big! It was almost taller than the teacher!
After that, we did the wash day activity. The lady was called Mrs Kendal. We picked yucky clothes and grabbed a wash board and soap we rubbed the soap on the board and then we fetched a dolly. It spins and cleans the clothes. After that, we made butter. All you need is cream.
Next, we sorted out the groups and then we explored around the Howick Historical Village. Then we went in the bus and zoomed back to school. I love, love the Howick Historical Village!! I love TRIPS!
By Matthew

Going Back In Time
On the first of November year two’s scurried off to their rooms to organise their food, drinks, hats and themselves. Then we all bounced to the zooming bus in our groups. The bus went BUMP, BUMP, BUMP.  Eeeeeek went the brakes. Where were we?  Soon I saw a sign that said, “Howick Historical Village.” First of all, we had morning tea and a little play.
Then Mrs White, Mrs Hill and Mrs Kendall came to talk to us about what it was like in the olden days.
First, we went into a rich red cottage with Mrs White and room 24 students to make butter.
Next, Mrs Hill took us to a creamy coloured cottage with a statue of a horse and cart. Soon Mrs Hill took us all inside …  but she told us to wipe our feet and that ladies went inside first!! We learnt about ‘Unpacking the Trunk’.
Later, she walked us to the school and taught us all how to write lll - pot hooks and our ABCs on slate boards.
Then she took us outside and dropped us off with Mrs Kendall to do the washing. First, we picked a piece of clothing and put it into a bucket of water. Then we used the washboard and soap. So what you do is …  put the soap on the board. Next, you pick up your clothing and scrub it on the washboard.
Soon, it was lunch, later we left. It was a fantastic day because we did exciting activities.
By Sienna

The Trip Day
On Wednesday Year Twos zipped off to Howick Historical Village.
First we made butter by mixing cream and salt. We sang a rhyme about butter. At last the butter was made! We were all very excited.
Next we walked to ‘Unpack the trunk’.  We found lots of things.
We walked to the olden day’s school. It was really strict but the lady was just teaching us what it was like in the olden days!
Next, we did the washing. It was exciting. Then we roamed around the old village. After that, we waited for the bus. It was so busy! Have you ever been there?
By Aaron

 On Wednesday, the 1 of November I raced to school because we were going to the Howick Historical Village. We hopped on the bus and zoomed off.  First, we had morning tea.  Next, we did the washing. The washing was awesome. Then we went to make butter. We all said, “Come butter, come”.  Next, we ‘Unpacked the Trunk’.  There were a lot of things. Next, we went to the school where we got to write letters and words. Finally, it was lunch time. After that, we went with our parent to the lake where we had an amazing time. Did you know that’s how they collected water? It must have been yuck!  Then the bell rang, that meant that we had to go back on the bus. We chugged and we chugged back to school. We had an awesome time at the Howick Historical Village! I want to go again.
By Isabella

On the first of November, Wednesday we went to the Howick Historical Village.
First, we went to do the washing, that was hard work but we only had to do it for one time. In the olden days they had to do it for the whole day! It was the ladies job.
Next, we went to ‘Unpack the Trunk’. There were clothes and also tea cups and pots. Also the tent and daddy’s nightie.
After that, we went to the school. It was a very messy school and it was very strict. We wrote on slate boards.
After that, we went to make the butter. The ingredients are milk and salt. Mrs White told us how to make the butter. After that, they put the butter on the crackers and we all got a little bit.
Suddenly, they told us it was lunch time. I had a cheese bun and an apple and crackers.
Next, we got to choose where we wanted to go. First, we went to the school and we also went to a stick house. After that, we went to the toy house. In the toy house was a…..  marble run and a playhouse and that’s all. After that, we went to see the pond, it was very dirty. After that, we went on the see-saw.
Next, we went back to the bus. It was very loud. I sat next to Zimo. Then we were at school again, it was an amazing trip!
By Milana

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