Today children arrived at Victorian School to learn reading, writing and arithmetic. They were given Victorian names and had to sit in rows and individual desks. Children learnt cursive script and used copy books as well as slate and chalk. Arithmetic involved chanting times tables and reading was learning poems and reciting from the Bible.
After our Victorian lunch of bread and cheese, we joined all ks2 classes for drills outside. We then split into boys and girls. Girls learnt how to do decoupage and boys learnt how to make a simple cone and ball game, how to design a vegetable patch and about the Union Jack.
Many of us have decided that Victorian teachers are far more strict and the lessons aren’t as interesting! Some of us even experienced the dunces hat! Continue reading Children should be seen and not heard
Today we started looking at the Victorians and their inventions. We watched a short video about them and then designed our topic book covers for this term. Our class book (Cogheart) is also set in the Victorian times and has lots of clock work inventions.
This morning we were introduced to our new class book which is a Victorian adventure story called Cogheart. The prologue left us intrigued to read on and we were captivated by the idea of ‘murder, mayhem and mystery’ in the blurb!
Today in PE we had our first lesson Street Jazz. first we went through four different dance moves, some of which were quite difficult. We then split into groups of three and put together a small sequence with a minimum of two moves. After we had practised, we performed our dance to another group and received two compliments and something to work on.
Over the last couple of weeks we have been working hard on our persuasive letters. Each of us wrote a letter to Mrs Brewis persuading her that Willow Class deserve a new interactive whiteboard. On Friday afternoon we had all finished the final versions and delivered the envelope to Mrs Brewis so that she can read them over half term.
On Thursday in our PE lessons we have been learning how to play hockey. We tested our hockey skills by doing an inter house competition. All of the houses played each other and by the end Venus came first, Mercury second, Jupiter third and Mars last. However Mrs Wren was impressed by how much our skills had developed over the term.
Today in English we were looking at a text written by a year 6 student. We used our year 6 writing checklist to find out if the text had all of the things needed to make our writing better. This included things such as semi-colons, modal verbs, co-ordinating conjunctions and lots more. Tomorrow we will be editing our own work to make sure that it is our best ever work.