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Home Learning 27.06.08

27 Jun

Well done on the home learning from last week, some great pieces of information on Smugglers. I especially loved the one by Sarah, it was fantastic and well worth some team points. Smugglers needed to use lights to make contact with the ships at sea. For your home learning you have to design and make a lantern for use by a smuggler. Have a look at these images of smuggler lanterns to help you.

As it is a big project I’ll give you a couple of weeks to complete it. Do comment on the blog and let us know how it is going, or if you have any questions. Have fun!

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5 responses to “Home Learning 27.06.08

  1. Iguanagirl.AKA.I.G.

    June 28, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    I need to no what sort of time do you mean. Do you mean original smugglers.

     
  2. mrcobbsclass

    June 29, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Thanks for the question IguanaGirl,

    I think I was thinking 17/18th Century smugglers, but if you have designed a modern approach then that would be great.

     
  3. PCW

    June 29, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Can you decorate the lamps? If so what are we allowed to decorate it with?

     
  4. mrcobbsclass

    June 29, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    PCW, of course you can decorate them. Its up to you to decide what is best. Have a look at this website to give you an idea how lanterns were used. It may help you decide about decoration.

     
  5. N.A

    July 1, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Hear are a few smuggling facts that I have learnt…

    + It all started by exporting wool to France in the 1700s when you weren’t allowed to sell it.
    + They usually bought it from France and Holland then smuggled it into England.
    + They also smuggled velvet into England to make dolls.

    This is a poem called The Smugglers Song by Rudyard Kipling who used to live at Batemans near Burwash. He also wrote Jungle Book.

    THE SMUGGLERS SONG
    If you wake at midnight, and hear a horse’s feet
    Don’t go drawing back the blinds, nor looking in the street
    Them that asks no questions isn’t told a lie
    Watch the wall my darling while the gentlemen go by.

    Five and twenty ponies trotting through the dark
    With brandy for the parson, baccy for the clerk
    Laces for a lady, letters for a spy
    Watch the wall my darling, while the gentlemen go by.

    Running round the woodlump if you chance to find
    Little barrels, roped and tarred, all full of brandy-wine
    Don’t you shout to come and look, nor use them for your play
    Put the brushwood back again, they’ll be gone next day.

    If you see a stable door setting open wide
    If you see a tired horse lying down inside
    If your mother mends a coat all cut about and tore
    If the lining’s wet and warm, don’t you ask no more.

    If you see King George’s men, all dressed in blue and red
    You be careful what you say, and mindful what is said
    If they call you pretty names, and chuck you ‘neath the chin
    Don’t you tell where no one is, nor yet where no ones been.

    Knocks and footsteps round the house, whistles after dark
    You’ve no cause to run and look until the house dogs bark
    Trusty’s here, and Pincher’s here, and see how dumb the lie
    They don’t fret to follow when the gentlemen go by.

    If you do as you’ve been told, likely there’s a chance
    You’ll be give a dainty doll, all the way from France
    With a cap of Valenciennes and a velvet hood
    A present from the gentlemen, along o’ being good.

    Five and twenty ponies trotting through the dark
    With brandy for the parson, baccy for the clerk
    Them that asks no questions isn’t told a lie
    Watch the wall my darling while the gentlemen go by.

     

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