Steaming along at Elsecar!

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Year 2 have been learning all about the history of trains today. We visited Elsecar Heritage Centre to see the steam trains and learn all about them. The volunteers at Elsecar were working very hard painting and repairing the old trains. We saw the driver shovelling the coal into the fire box, it looked really hard and dirty work. We stood on the bridge and watched the train go by, the driver blew the steam whistle and covered us all in steam and smoke.
What did you learn about trains today?





ryan on 29 April, 2013

I loved it because we got to lern all about the mardy monster.I loved seeing the mardy monster go up and down.It was lots of fun sitting in a carige and looking inside the mardy monster.I loved today and Im glad that we went on that trip because we got to see all the steem trains and i loved today.

Mrs Harrison on 29 April, 2013

I’m glad you enjoyed it Ryan. I loved it when we were on the bridge and the train driver blew steam all over us as he went underneath. Did you spot the trains named after the historical families from Hoyland? There was the Earl of Stratford , can you remember any of the others?

Gabrielle on 29 April, 2013

Mrs Harrison I know when the first train was invented in 1804.

Mrs Paddock
Mrs Paddock on 29 April, 2013

Gabby, I wonder if we could plot how trains have changed over time somehow? Have you got any ideas how we could show this clearly? My clue is Historians use these a lot and we use something similar with calculations in maths!

Daisy on 30 April, 2013

My favratiet part was when we went up lots of steps and watched the Mardy Monster come under us and blew her wissel and covering us in stinky steam.

ryan on 30 April, 2013

I liked it because we got to sit in a carriage and look were the guard sits both ways and we got to go in first class area.

Mrs Harrison on 30 April, 2013

We had a good view up on the bridge didn’t we Daisy. Ryan can you remember which famous fictional train everyone said the first class carriages reminded them of?

Gabrielle on 1 May, 2013

It’s a timeline! on 1 May, 2013

I hope you enjoyed the trains, we have had a very special journey on a steam train.

Joshua on 1 May, 2013

I liked mardy monster Mrs Harrison & Mrs paddock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ruth on 1 May, 2013

I realy enjoyed seeing the trains.will they be some more trains soon?

Mrs Harrison on 1 May, 2013

Exactly right Gabby. It’s a bit like a number line we use in Numeracy isn’t it, you can put things in order on a timeline.
Thank you for your comments School Governors we hope you’ve been impressed with all our hard work. P.S. it’s been good fun too!

Massie on 2 May, 2013

it was cool stuff i liked the mardy monster

Massie on 6 May, 2013

the trains were fitswilliam and rocking and much more when we went over the bridge it was good fun too. thank you for letting us to to Elsecar Heritage Centre

Joshua on 10 May, 2013

I loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chloe on 12 May, 2013

I liked the mardy monster train it was cool and it was bright and clean. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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