Year 1 go back in time
During the day, the children had the opportunity to dress up in Victorian clothes and experience life as a Victorian child; they attended a lesson in a period schoolroom taught by a strict school teacher, using slates, pen and ink. The children found it fascinating that they were only allowed to use their right hand to write with, which was certainly a challenge for the left handed children!
The children took part in a practical session that involved washing with old fashioned equipment, such as carbolic soap, tin baths and wash boards. They took turns fetching water from the pump to which one child said “Turning on a tap is so much easier!”.