The Victorians


This half term, you will be learning all about the Victorian era . You will find out who the Victorians were, what they were like and how this period in British history has impacted upon life and society today. In class, we will be having a Victorian workshop where you will be able to really find out what life was like for a Victorian child at school.

Some things you could research and blog about are:

  • Queen Victoria

  • Victorian children

  • Victorian school-life

  • The Children’s Act

  • Victorian jobs

  • Famous Victorians


9 Responses

  • Noah says:

    In the Victorian time children did work with machine the machine was very dangerous because if they put their hand out of place the children’s fingers will chop off and if they didn’t work they would get punished and got hit by cane. The children worked for 16 hours a day I bet the children were tired. They would hit them on the hand or the back it must of hurt.

  • Mrs Trainor says:

    Wow! You have found out some super information Noah. Does anybody know what types of jobs children did in the Victorian times?

  • Thomas says:

    Farm worker textile mill ship yard pick pocket it was boring .

  • Kadie says:

    I am finding more about a farm worker her mother sent her to a different family so she could get more money for the rest of her family. Her little brother and sister worked at a cotton mill.

  • Macie says:

    In a few days I’m gonna find out about chimney sweeps I already now something of horrible history’s that a boy got stuck up the chimney then another ten Santa it was very funny when Isaw it

  • Thomas says:

    In Victorian times children went to work.They worked as chimney sweeps, bird scarers, in cotton mills and in coal mines. Some children only earn 5 pence a day. They also could get seriously injured like loose a finger or break a bone. I wouldn’t like to live in the Victorian times. Mum’s sold there children to bosses and they would earn money. School wasn’t much better. Children would get the cane, finger stocks, the slipper and carb keys. The teachers were very strict. Boy teachers were only allowed to be head teachers and girl teachers were class teachers.

  • Macie says:

    In the Victorian times children did chimney sweeps normaly children get stuck because the chimneys are so narrow

  • Macie says:

    Can any of you guys find out about any other gobs?

  • Isobel says:

    In Victorian times many people had 10 or more children. Sadly, many children died as babies, or from diseases such as smallpox and diphtheria.

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