Victorian Day

Thursday 18 November 2010

Today, Years 5 and 6 spent the day as Victorians. Ms Hazell and I got dressed up as Victorian school teachers, complete with moustache, shawl, slicked back hair and glasses. The children’s costumes were fantastic, so thank you to all adults involved in helping them look the part. The photos that will follow will hopefully do it justice.

The classes were in role all day as children in a Victorian school and had lessons in the “3 Rs” : Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic. Drill seemed to be a popular choice for some reason, despite the cold and rain! We marched on the spot, held strange positions for so long our arms ached and then marched some more – not exactly a fun PE lesson!

Each child presented to the class on their character, telling everyone about their jobs, family and lives. Judging by the number of toes and fingers reportedly found under machinery in the children’s workplaces, it’s amazing anyone could walk!

The cane was resorted to sparingly, you’ll be pleased to hear, though we’re thinking of keeping the ‘Dunce’ hat as a regular feature in both classes… It was very popular.