Vile Victorians in P6/7C

What an incredibly busy, fun first term we have all had in P6/7C.  After getting to know each other and agreeing on a class charter we launched ourselves straight into learning all about Victorian Britain.  We are thoroughly enjoying exploring many aspects of Victorian life, whilst making comparisons with our own (and counting ourselves very lucky may we just add!).

We have created timelines, written newspaper articles on Queen Victoria’s coronation, created Victorian inspired silhouettes, written diary entries as working children in the Victorian era, studied housing of the rich and poor and are currently looking at the vast number of inventions that came to light during the Victorian era, whether here or overseas.

We baked (and taste tested) traditional Victoria sponge before greeting our parents and visitors during a very successful open afternoon recently.  During which we practiced our handwriting on slate, researched the history behind Victoria sponge, showed off our very own Victorian dioramas and completed a Victorian quiz.

In order to make this topic relevant to us we have been reading ‘Danger by Gaslight’ and have enjoyed a visit from Mr Paterson who kindly ran a Victorian workshop and followed this up with a very informative and enjoyable Victorian walk.  We were thankful for the appearance of some late summer sunshine.

As we approach the end of term we look forward to listening to everyone’s individual talks and taking part in our own Victorian day in school.  Miss Currie is sure she will have no use for that Dunce’s cap or cane …