This week, Year 2 have been making quill pens. They used these to write about ‘The Great Fire of London’ on old stained paper.
The quill pens used real feathers attached to straws. When they made the paper, the children used coffee to stain it to make it look old. In the pictures you can see the writing.
The children soon realised that the quills were a lot more difficult to write with than a normal pen or pencil which we use today.