Year 5 have been continuing with their work based all around the Street Child book. This is a fascinating piece of fiction that has really caught the imagination of our pupils. Set during Victorian times, it tells the tale of Jim Jarvis and his changing fortunes. We have been using this as the basis for much of our literacy work. Year 5 have written various diary entries based on the main characters that we have been learning about.
We have also been trying to find as much information as we can from a series of Victorian pictures. We asked the children to think about the characters that appeared in these pictures, and then to try and explain a little more about their life. Who are they? Where do they live? What do they do to earn money? We were then able to build up a series of character profiles that are very different from what we see around us in 21st Century London. As you can see from the picture above, Year 5 have also had some fun playing with a collection of Victorian toys.