Memory box time travellers

This term our topic is called ‘Memory Box’ so we have been thinking about what life was like in the past.

At the start of term Miss Dearing brought in a box of objects from her families past, we found it tricky to work out what some of them were! Some of them were from over one hundred years ago and we wondered what it would have been like to be alive that long ago.

This afternoon we travelled back in time to experience a Victorian school afternoon. Our tables were in rows and we had to wait to be told we were allowed to sit down. Our teachers inspected our hands to make sure we were clean enough to be at school, then we copied the alphabet onto blackboards using chalk. We learned what would have happened to Victorian children if they were naughty at school and decided that Victorian schools were very strict.

Do you have any interesting family history or objects from a long time ago?