Year 6

Children’s High Quality Text List Key Stage 2: Year 6

Victorian Day in Year 6

On Wednesday 11th October, Year 6 time travelled back to the 19th Century to experience a day in the life of a Victorian. In the morning, each child was given a Victorian name and were sat in rows (boys on one side, girls on the other). Pupils carried out many traditional lessons, including: handwriting on slate, reciting times tables, pronunciation classes, geography (which countries were a part of the British Empire) and observational drawing. In the afternoon, the children experienced various workhouse jobs and chores that Victorian children would have to endure all day, this included: match stick dipping and packing, sweeping/cleaning, hard labour, bird scaring as well as sewing and weaving.

To end the day, the parents were invited into school for an end of unit showcase; giving children the opportunity to share the learning that took place today, as well as learning throughout the term so far.

All in all, it was a fantastic day, but we are all very happy to be back in the 21st Century (especially Mr Sadler!)


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