At the beginning of our day, the children were welcomed in to our Victorian classroom. Tables were laid out in rows and an image of the Queen was presented at the front. Upon entry, the children were asked to line up as boys and girls. Theirs hands and fingernails were inspected for cleanliness. The children were then introduced to our classroom rules.
For our first task, the children were asked to practise their best handwriting. We practised each letter of the alphabet. We then went on to recite a traditional Victorian about being our best. For our Maths lesson, we learnt about Victorian money.
Within our morning, we also spent time learning some Victorian games. The children enjoyed playing hopscotch, rolling marbles and also playing a forfeit – a game which required children to put an item into a box, if it was guessed to belong to that child, they would need to complete a forfeit to get it back.
In our afternoon, we learnt about some Victorian toys. Linking to our animation unit in computing, the children created their own Victorian Thaumatrope.
We hope that the children had a fantastic day celebrating our 200 years. Thank you for all of the great costumes.