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Spring Term 2 - School days

Our new project this term is call 'School Days'. During the project we be learning all about what it was like to be educated in the Victorian era and we will learn about the differences between schooling in the Victorian era and schooling today. We will spent time investigating objects found in a Victorian classroom and how they were used. We are also going to be stepping back in time to research Samuel Wilderspin, an important figure in the development of schooling for young children in the Victorian era, whose ideals are reflected in schooling today. All of this learning and research will enable us to answer this terms Big Question: How was life in the Victorian era different to now? 


Visit our class page regularly to follow our learning journey throughout the project. We can't wait to share all of our fantastic learning experiences with you!


Please take a look at all of the knowledge we will be learning throughout this project.

Week 5 

In Art this week the children have also been learning all about American Pop artist James Rizzi. The children have spent time recreating some of his artwork using pencil, felt tip and paint.

After exploring the buildings around the school in art this week, the children have been using their sketching skills to draw some of our school buildings.

This week we have been exploring the buildings around the school. We spent time discussing the similarities and differences between the features on the buildings. We also spotted how the old parts of the school look different to the new parts of the school. The children spotted that the bricks on the old parts of the school are all different shapes and sizes and the bricks on the new parts of the school are all the same shape and sizes.

Week 4 

This week we have spent lots of time learning all about Samuel Wilderspin. The children were very interested to learn how he wanted to change the way children were taught during the Victorian Era and how he invented the playground!

Week 3 

This week in history the children have been learning more about Victorian lessons. The children had a go at some Victorian handwriting, using templates to try and trace the letters. They then used card and chalk to simulate what it might have been like to write on a piece of slate.

In RE this week we have started learning all about Judaism. We talked about where Jews go to worship and the different things that might be seen inside a Synagogue.

Week 2 

In history this week we have continued to spent time learning about the Victorian era and what a typical Victorian lesson might have been like.

In literacy this week the children have been writing diary entries as if they were a child in a Victorian school. The children have worked hard to include adjectives to describe how they were feeling throughout the day.

Week 1 

In Geography this week the children have been exploring our school and their locality and making maps.

In literacy this week we have been learning all about List poems. The children have created some wonderful List poems about school and other topics of their choice.