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Letters from the Mill February 12, 2009

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In Year 1 we have been learning about the children who worked at Quarry Bank Mill, Styal  200 years ago.   We have pretended to be the children and we have written some letters home to our parents.   Here they are:

Quarry Bank Mill

Styal

 

9/2/1809

 

 

Dear Mum and Dad,

 

I have been working hard in the Apprentice house. I am spinning and weaving and having good food. And we pick up cotton off the floor.

 I am thinking about you.

 

Love from Vuyisile

 

 

Quarry Bank Mill

Styal

 

10/2/1809

 

Dear Mum and Dad,

I am working very hard in Mr Greg’s mill.

My job is to pick up cotton off the floor.

 I am missing you.

love from Ellie.

 

 

Quarry Bank Mill

Styal

9/2/1809

 

Dear Mum and Dad,

 

I have to pick up cotton off the floor and fix any broken threds on the mule.

We have good food to eat. I have to do the pots and I had splinters in my feet.

Mr Greg lives in a posh house.

 

Love from Kieran xxx  

              

 

Quarry Bank Mill

Styal

 

 

10/2/1809

 

Dear Mum and Dad,

I am working In Mr Gregs Mill.

We have beken butties for our dinner on Sundays.

We have Grool for brekfast.

We fix the brokn threds.

Mr Gregs house is posh.

On Sunday we get to go to church.

 

Love from Lily

 

 

Quarry Bank Mill

Styal

 

 

10/2/1809

                                    

Dear Mum and Dad,

I am working in the mill.

Mr Greg’s house is posh.

Mr Greg has a wig on.

 

Love from Demi

 

 

Quarry Bank Mill

Styal

 

 

10/2/1809

 

Dear Mum and Dad,

I work so hard at the mill and get splinters in my feet.

I miss my mum and dad

love from Alex 

 

Quarry Bank Mill

Styal

 

10/2/1809

 

Dear Mum and Dad,

I am working hard in the mill.

It is scary in the mill becos the spinning mule will hert you.

Mr Greg lives in a posh house. In our garden we grow Food.

 

Love from  Ethan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Responses to “Letters from the Mill”

  1. Demi Says:

    Hi Year 1 those are really good letters. I rember when I went to see Quarry Bank Mill with my class it was good fun. 🙂 😉

  2. reece and aiden Says:

    Me and Aiden think that Quarry Bank mill as fab!

  3. Jessica Says:

    I am very impressed with the letter produced by your year 1 children. I would like to try this at school. What skills and / or lesson objectives were you looking at when you undertook this topic. I would love to take my class to Quarry Bank Mill and create some lesson plans around it?! Any ideas to help me? Thanks. J.


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