Category Archives: Social Subjects

Scotland Street School

Primary 6 went to a trip on Thursday the 3rd of March. We went to Scotland Street School for our Victorian topic. When we went in we had to go to this cloakroom that looked like a jail to hang our stuff up.

We went to a museum and it had what they used in the victorian times in the classroom. We then went to the gift shop and there were lots of toy,  sweets and other stuff to buy.

Then we had our lunch in the cookery room. After we had our lunch two women came and one took the boys and the other took the girls. They took us to a changing room to get changed into Victorian school clothes. The women were very strict. The person that took the girls had shouted at the top of her voice BE QUIET  because we were too noisy. Then we got told to stand in a line smallest to tallest and walk with our hands by our side. When we got to the classroom the teacher walked out and told us to come in. We sat on very uncomfy chairs.

Before we started class we had to say a prayer. Then we had a maths test and you had to answer very quickly. Then we got slates and we had to write on our name and when we were born. Then we got paper and ink wells. We had to write our name on them and the spelling words that we got.  After the class had finished he asked if we had any questions. Andrew in p6 got the belt but he did not actually hit him – he hit the table instead. The way he hit the table it looked like he had hit Andrew. Then we went back to the changing rooms and got our normal clothes back on and went back to the school.

Visit to Scotland Street School

On Thursday 3rd March, Primary 6a and 6b visited Scotland Street School as part of their Victorian interdisciplinary topic.

Scotland Street School was built in 1906 and was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.  It is now a museum of Victorian, 30s and 60s classrooms.

In the morning, the children  toured the museum and enjoyed seeing how schools used to be in the past.   The best part was in the afternoon – they got dressed in authentic Victorian school uniforms and travelled back in time to have a lesson from a Victorian teacher.  He was very strict and made all of the boys and girls address him as “Sir” and be absolutely silent when he was talking.  The children learned sums and spelling by repetition and reciting.  The children had to write on slate boards and use pen and ink.

The boys had to bow and the girls had to curtsey when they said Good Morning to the teacher.

Good Morning

The teacher also demonstrated how children would be punished by “getting the belt”.

Gettingthebelt

At the end of the lesson, the teacher said that the new School Inspector wanted the children to learn poems and songs, so he taught them Queen Victoria’s favourite song:

Song

Have a look at some of the photographs:

I.D.L

In my school we are working on I.D.L which stands for interdisciplinary learning. In art in my class we make all different Victorian things because that is our topic. We are also going to visit The Victorian School Of Art on the 3rd of March.

We are looking at Victorian Toys and we got the chance to look and play with them. In story writing we are writing stories about being a Victorian child and going back in time. In math we looked at shillings and some of the money that Victorians used. In I.C.T we have been making fact file about Queen Victoria and we have also been working on Glow and looking at the other classes posts.

Glow Work and Enterprise

Glow work is very interesting and you can post blogs and you can talk about  what goes on in school it is very good to talk about what happens in school. For example in school we have a grumble box and if you have a grumble you put it in the box.

In our school we are doing an enterpriseproject  and the enterprise is jobs for in the school.  I have applied for three jobs because I think it would be really exciting and fun. In school we have posters all around the school.

I like posting blogs  so people can read them and then they can comment on them.

Victorian houses

We went into  pages then uploaded a flyer then we changed the pictures and writing and turned it into our own Victorian Fact File.We searched for pictures  on the internet for sash windows .We got pictures of Victorian houses and Victorian windows.Then we uploaded it  as a pdf file then we saved it. Then we uploaded it on to glow. Then  afterwards we did this blog .

Victorian Houses

Primary 6 have been learning about Victorian houses. My partner and I found it very interesting and we have learned a lot about Victorian houses. We designed a poster with lots of information on Victorian houses and we found some good pictures. It was really interesting and I hope to do it again.

Click here to see our poster.

What did Victorian houses look like?

Victorian houses  have sash windows and bay windows. They loved to decorate their windows. Some Victorian houses  have fancy brick work.

Why did they not have garages?

They didn’t have garages because cars weren’t invented . There was no cars until the end of Victorian times and Victorian people walked a lot.

Chimneys

Victorian houses had chimneys. They had chimneys because they used a fireplace. They used the fireplace a lot and the smoke went up the chimney because they didn’t have heating.

Victorian Houses

In class me have been learning about  the Victorian era. Recently we have been  learning about Victorian houses and we had to do a Pages report on facts we collected from the web. Some of these facts were that most Victorian houses had bay windows – these were windows that stuck out and had three sides to it. Another was that the houses had an outside toilet.

Click here to see our Victorian report