This term the children have really enjoyed their history topic and learning about Queen Victoria and what life was like as a Victorian child compared to their own lives.
The children investigated the reign of Queen Victoria and learnt how life and society changed in her 63 years as Queen. They got to compare the life of rich and poor families and explored what life was like in the workhouses.
To enhance their learning and understanding we took the children to the Milestones Museum where children got to experience a Victorian school, walk Victorian streets and go into Victorian shops to help prepare for the Queen’s Jubilee. We also held our own Victorian school days where the children enjoyed dressing up and got to practise writing using chalk and slate in English and Math as well as completing the Drill. Through using Ipads and green screen we were able to transport children back in time and take photos of them as Victorian children.
We also looked at the toys Victorian children used to play with and got to try them out before planning and designing our own Victorian toys. The children made their own cup and ball toys and invited Mrs Cooper, Miss Lofting, Miss Clunie and Mr Wood to have a competition to see who could use our toys and catch the ball in the cup the most number of times.