Tuesday of this week was Dictaphone Day where the classes were encouraged to use their dictaphones. In P6a we do writing on Tuesday mornings and this week we wrote recounts all about our trip to the Scotland Street School. We decided it would be a good idea to record some of our recounts on the dictaphones and here are the results:
Primary 6a have written and produced the second episode of the Tannochside Primary Podcasts. It’s all about the things they have been learning in their IDL topic, Life in Victorian Britain. Click the + to listen.
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.
Today our class was learning about Victorian schools. We had to reasearch Victorian schools and put them into a pages folder. Then we had to type in all the information we found and upload it into Glow. I really enjoyed doing this as I love going on the computer. It was very intresting learning about the Victorian schools an seeing how much they have changed.
A common middle class Victorian house had sash and bay windows. They used different sides and different colours of brick to make patterns on their homes. Did you know that the long side of a brick is called a stretcher and the short side of a brick is called a header? Click the link below to see my Victorian house poster.
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.
We have been learning about victorian toys and games. My partner and I have made a poster. We have tried to put as much information as posible about Victorian toys and games. We have tried to make the poster as interesting as possible with the pictures and writing we also tried to fill in all the space too. I think the information we put in was really, really good because we worked really hard to get that information on the laptops. My partner and I have worked so hard that it took us about 3 days to finish our poster.
We have also been learning about all different toys and games. We have been looking for differences like which ones are different from the ones we have got today. We still have the yoyo, the ball and cup, the doll houses and dolls and the rocking horse.
In the Victorian times toys were all made out of wood and sometimes some really old cloth. The richer children got a little bit better toys than the poor children got. In the Victorian times children were not allowed to play with their toys on a Sunday. They were only allowed to play with a Noah’s Ark because that was the Bible.
I think the Victorian toys and games were more boring than ours because ours are more playful and more fun. The Victorian children would never get bored with these toys because that’s all they had.
Many of the children in the Victorian times had to make dolls out of a clothes peg or a wooden spoon. They could also make a boat out of a lump of wood. If you were a rich child you might have a dolls house. If you were a poor child you would enjoy making your toys. In the Victorian time plastic toys were not invented so you would have to have a wooden or metal toy.
In class we have been learning about Victorian toys and games. We have been using Pages and Glow links. I learned quite a lot about Victorian toys and games. Toys and games in Victorian times were very different from toys and games nowadays.
I enjoyed doing this research on toys and games because I learned lots more about Victorian toys and games.
In class we have been learning about Queen Victoria and the Victorians. We used Pages to create different documents and posters about Queen Victoria and her life. We have recently been making a poster about Victorian Toys and Games. I am going to share this poster with you.