"Are you listening, boy? What is twenty-seven plus forty-five? Come on - faster now, we haven't got all day!"
Find out about super-strict schools by travelling back in time to a Victorian classroom. Make sure you're on your best behaviour though, as punishments are unquestionably terrible!
Discover a time when great minds thought new thoughts and ingenious inventors created so many things we take for granted today: the electric light bulb, the telephone and even the modern flushing toilet!
You might even get to invent things yourself in the Victorian Dragon's Den...
We will research a time when Victoria was Queen and Albert was Prince Consort - when some people lived in slums while others prospered.
Y6 are stepping back in time this half term to when Queen Victoria reigned and when children of their age were often put to work! We have experienced what a typical school day would have been like in the Victorian era, for those lucky enough to be able to receive an education, and have written a non-chronological report on the different types of Victorian schools.
Our class have planned and written a historical fiction piece, where a main character is a domestic servant. Was it a cook, a housemaid or a stable boy? What trouble came upon them and was the lady of the house happy?
In science, Year 6 have focused on electricity (and its inventor!), looking at circuits, symbols for components and have investigated why a thicker wire results in a brighter bulb!
We have also looked at a timeline of Victorian inventions. Did you know it was rumoured that the first jelly babies were created in this era?
We have wrapped up our topic with groups designing a new creation which would improve the lives of Victorian people. Well done to the three groups who successfully negotiated an agreement with The Dragons!