Upon entering the classroom this morning, the children soon realised that life as a Victorian child was very different. We started the day with a prayer ‘Thank you for our teachers and our school’. It was then time for a hand and nail inspection… luckily all children had very clean hands and nails.
We learnt how to recite a poem, practiced our handwriting and chanted times tables.
The children couldn’t believe that in the Victorians times the teachers were allowed to use canes on children and that if they got an answer wrong they would have to wear the dunces hat. Some children had a go at wearing the dunces hat and some pretended to misbehave so they got their name onto the cane list!! We found this part of our day rather funny!
It was then time for drill practise outside. This involved lots of marching and stretching. The children said they preferred our PE lessons because they were more fun! We then started to think about different games and toys that Victorian children played with. The children made their own cup and ball game, played with hoops and sticks, made up their own marble games and many more.
All children were absolutely fabulous from start to finish and showed us how mature they can be, understanding of course, that it was all pretend.
Well done on a fantastic first week back and enjoy your weekend!