Year 5 Victorian Day

On Thursday 30th November Year 5 took part in a Victorian Day. When we took our first steps through the gates, we knew a different era had started because all of our teachers were very strict and declared us to hand over our money for school. Some of the names were changed, even the teachers, for example; Mrs Cowan was Miss Strict and Alfie was Alfred! The boys and girls had to play in different parts of the playground. The toys were skipping ropes for girls and hoops for the whimpering boys. We even had to sit in rows, one side, boys and one side, girls. We did Arithmetic and had to write down our times tables from the two to nine times tables. We learnt about a poem called Daffodils. Surprisingly, we even learnt about potatoes and had to draw a diagram about them! During the long hours of the day, the girls went with Miss Fury (Mrs Dolley) and did needle work, the boys did technical drawing with lines. Lunch came which wasn’t that big of a change. Afterwards, we had to use chalk boards and write Commend Virtue (goodness), practicing the ‘z’ handwriting on chalk boards was very hard. People that were left-handed had to write with their right hand! Near the end of the day, Year 5 were shocked to have a drill outside. We had to practice marching in time together and just turning our heads instead of our feet and body. The end of the day finally came and we were so excited to be back in 2017 and not 1864. Overall, we all enjoyed every minute of the day and gained a good understanding as to what it would have been like in the Victorian era. Please click here  to see the photos