This term, our project is based on the book 'Street Child' written by Berlie Doherty. The book tells the story of a Victorian child named Jim Jarvis. It is based on the real life story of the child of the same name and follows Jim's journey through Victorian London. As well as losing his family, Jim has to ordeal a spell in the workhouse before escaping and encountering even more dilemmas!
In English, we have been learning about balanced arguments. We have looked at examples of arguments and created story maps to help us learn the language of debate. We are currently writing an argument about whether or not Jim Jarvis should return to the workhouse. For our assessed piece, we will be writing about modern and Victorian schools. We will be trying to include lots of examples of the language of debate to ensure that we produce great pieces of writing!
On the 12th September, the children experienced what it was like to attend a Victorian school. The hall was set up like a traditional Victorian classroom and the children enjoyed participating in lessons very similar to those carried out in a Victorian school. In the afternoon, the children had the opportunity to make Victorian toys as well as explore a range of Victorian artefacts.