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Victorian day- year 1

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What a super Victorian day we had. We truly celebrated the bicentenary of Wybunbury Delves in style as we all entered school dressed as victorians. It is amazing to think our school has been open for 200 years and we have been able to mark this celebration together.

In the morning we role played a Victorian classroom. We allowed girls to be apart of the classroom but we did learn that only boys were allowed to come to Wybunbury Delves when it first opened. You had to line up separately and were only allowed in the classroom if you had clean hands and you paid a penny. Once we were all in the classroom you said the Lord's Prayer and sang the national anthem. You were only allowed to call me m'am and every time you answered a question you had to stand up. You were all so well behaved no canes or dunces hat were used....phew! We looked at a Victorian poem and thought about the meaning behind it. You then had to write the poem in complete silence...the quietest I've ever seen you.

In the afternoon, we learnt more about the Victorian classroom and compared it ours. We couldn't believe they had no technology, no iPads and no whiteboards. We looked at blackboards and though about how hard it was to write on them. You then made a time capsule where you wrote about yourself and your favourite things to do in 2022. We are going to put this in a huge time capsule that we will bury on the field. I wonder who will find it? What year will it be? How different will life be then?

After our writing of our time capsule it was time to make a Victorian toy. You learnt about thaumatropes and completed your very own. We had so much fun playing with them. For the rest of the afternoon we played lots of Victorian games which included a hoop game, hopscotch, walkabout and the slipper game.

What a lovely day we all had! You all looked amazing and thank you so much to all of your brilliant parents for all of the effort they made in helping you to dress up as a Victorian. I know you all felt very special.

A super day had by all.

Miss Haynes

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