Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Victorian School Day

WE have had the best day today in Victorian school.  Have a look at our photos to see just how much fun and to find out what we have been learning.

Lining up ready to walk to the Victorian classroom. 
Of course the boys were first in the line.

The "scary" Victorian teacher Miss McNulty.

Standing behind their chairs waiting to be told to sit down.

Sitting down in silence.

Explaining our classroom rules. One of the hardest to follow was for
all children to write with their right hands.

Learning to use an ink pen.

Mastering the spinning top.

Drawing pictures of what we looked like in our victorian costumes.

Can you get the ball in the cup?

Playing marbles.

Listening to the Victorian Teacher's diary.  We heard how a child
was puched into the cesspit and became very ill.

Inspecting the children's hands.  Cleanliness was very important
to the Victorians.

Hearing all about life working in the mill.

Learning how to use the carbolic soap.

Being taught how to spin the top by a master.

Writing using a slate and slate pen.....the squeaky noise was horrible.

Oh no what has this pupil done to wear the dunce's cap.

Copy writing.

Tasting the mill workers porridge.

Maths the Victorian way.

That teacher looks cross and she has her cane to hand!!!

Receiving his punishment very bravely !!!
(please note no children were harmed in the making of this reconstruction !!)

Copy writing forming each letter separately then using the blotting paper.

It realy was the most fantastic day and the children were buzzing with all their learning.  Thank you to all parents who helped with such fantastic costumes.


  1. It looks like you all had a very interesting day. I don't think I would like to meet your teacher, she looks very mean and scary! (Sorry Mrs Longlawn)
    Because you have experienced life as a child in Victorian times, I can imagine your recounts would be very interesting to read. I look forward to seeing them when I pop into class this week.

    Mrs Warner

  2. Looks like a fabulous day with some excellent Victorian resources, I've really enjoyed looking at what you did.from Miss Hillerby

  3. Rose D loved the Victorian school day and wants to do it again!

  4. Any chance you can put the picture on that was in the window of the class in victorian costume?

  5. What a fantastic day for Year 1! It looks like you had a very interesting day finding out what it was like to go to school in Victorian times. I wonder if you prefer school in 2012 or Victorian school?
    Mrs Cameron

  6. The picture of the whole class was from Mre Critchley's camera I will see if I can get a copy to post. Mrs Cameron - the children did say that they would like Victorian school again but that Miss McNulty was a bit cruel!!

  7. I liked Victorian school day because I think it was funny when Kayden got the cane and I might of got it.

  8. i liked it when kayden got trhe cane