On Wednesday 17th May Year 3 travelled back in time to 1857 to experience a day in a typical Victorian schoolroom. The children dressed in Victorian clothes and took part in many activities designed to bring the past alive. They spent their morning learning the 3 Rs – Reading, Writing and Arithmetic, as children in Victorian times would have done 150 years ago. They learnt about guineas, pounds, shillings, pennies and farthings and practised how to write in perfect copperplate handwriting using a dip pen and ink. After lunch, Year 3 experienced a Victorian drill lesson to learn how Victorian children got their exercise and kept fit.
The children (and staff) had a great time, although we don’t think we would like Victorian lessons every day!