Year 6’s go back in time to Victorian school

Year 6 have taken part in a Victorian-style lesson this afternoon. They had to pay 2 shillings to enter the class, started the lesson with fitness drills and practised dictation and handwriting. Children followed Victorian school rules by writing with their right hand, standing when an adult entered the room, not asking questions and calling teachers ‘sir’ or ‘maam’. We then made comparisons between the schools then and now and discussed why many families chose not to send their children to school at all, despite the law.