We have had a wonderful couple of days being Victorians. On Thursday, the children dressed as Victorians and had a session at a Victorian School. Then they had ‘gruel’ for breakfast.
Some children wanted ‘MORE’!
The children had their daily march. They played some traditional games.
The children made kites. Freya is studiously measuring the string she needed. I was very impressed with her measuring skills.
The children were very busy with a tricky task.
Fortunately, it was a windy day to test the kites!
The P5s came to observe our kite making skills.
The children also made peg dolls. There were some interesting characters!
Some clips of our assembly today about New Lanark and Victorians.
The children sang and danced to Food Glorious Food from Oliver. They also sang beautifully- Daisy Daisy and My Daddy wouldn’t buy me a bow wow.
The children spoke very clearly.
A timeline showing the beginning and end of the Victorian Era, to the 1960’s (a comparison for P3s) and present day.
Different jobs that the children would do- miners,
watercress seller and pure finder.
Emily was a great schoolmistress!
Layla sang a solo of Coulter’s Candy.
One very proud teacher today! Excellent effort by all the children!
The children dressed up in a variety of Victorian costumes.
They were not happy when they had to go to work!
We played some traditional games outside.
Hopscotch or Peevers.
Maureen Liddle, from the West Lothian Museum Service, brought in some artefacts for the children to wear, look at and play with.
Homemade stilts using tins and string. Trying the diablo, which was tricky!
Trying out some toys-
A clothes peg. A whip and top.
Some of the wonderful artefacts.
The children were given pinafores or sailor collars to wear. They looked very smart!