Our Creative Curriculum topic this term is centred around the question: 'If you were offered £4.50 an hour to live a year as a Victorian child, would you?'
As historians, we have explored the living and working conditions of Victorian children, from mining disasters, to sweeping chimneys whilst the Sweep Master lights the fire in the harth. The more privileged children attended school, where the teachers were terrifying to say the least! More on that after our trip to the Black Country Living Museum on Friday 25th October...
The art work that the children have produced so far, replicating the work of William Morris, as stained glass windows has been stunning. We think they've even surprised themselves with their artistic talents.
After half term, we will be visiting Walton High School Science Department to explore the horrors of the Victorian operating theatre and deadly microorganisms.
The achievements of Isambard Kingdom-Brunel and the enormous risks that he took will be explored in PSHE.
In French we will be learning to describe how the Victorians looked through conversation and the written word.
And, of course, we will be learning and singing Christmas songs and carols for the Christmas Cantata!