Y5 Victorian Day

On Monday 15th October, the Year 5 children from Bourne Elsea Park travelled back in time as part of their Victorian topic and took part in a Victorian day. The children came dressed up ready to take part in a role play where the classroom had been set up as a Victorian classroom and their teacher transformed into a Victorian school teacher. They took part in drill, handwriting practice on slate chalk boards, sang the National anthem, repeated their times tables on rote and even experienced the dunce hat.

They also examined the Bourne Abbey School’s log book from 1877 to discover more information about the children who used to attend. In the afternoon the children created a Victorian tea party, by making cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches, scones and mini Victoria sandwich cakes. It was a fantastic end to an interesting, informative and engaging day. Miss Worrall (class teacher) explained ‘all the children enjoyed the experience and this has helped them to write detailed descriptions about life as a Victorian school child. It was a brilliant addition to our current Vile Victorians topic.’