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29 October
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THE VICTORIANS & INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION HOOK

This afternoon, we set up our classrooms like a Victorian classroom; with chalkboards, an abacus, Dunce’s hat (Don’t worry, no-one was forced to wear it!) and a variety of other props and stimulating primary resources.

The teachers and staff team dressed up as Victorian teachers and delivered some Victorian style ‘rote learning’ for learning times tables and taught the Year 5 children how to write in the copper-plate handwriting style of these times.

We discussed what it would have been like for children in this historical period, after the monumental Education Act of 1870 was passed and revolutionised  schooling in this country.

The children were all very engaged and are now very enthusiastic to find out more.

On 27th November, Year 5 will be visiting ‘The Ragged School’ in Mile End, East London to experience what school life and childhood was like for the street children who went to this establishment, set up in an abandoned warehouse and run by Dr. Barnardo himself.

      

 
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