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Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Learning and caring together, building a firm foundation for the future

Victorian Day

Our day started with a finger nail inspection. Too long or dirty and we wouldn't have been allowed to attend a Victorian school.

We found it strange that we had to pay 1 penny for our education (we're sure our teachers are worth more than that #bargain).

Our lessons included using slate boards and chalk and reciting poems/sayings. For mathematics we learnt the values of Victorian money and learnt our times table by rote.

Drill was next; all out on the playground for various stretches, marches and physical activity (the staff thought that this would wear us out!)

Our only equipment at playtime was a hoop or a skipping rope (we secretly enjoyed this) whilst playing separately (boys and girls.)

In the afternoon we continued our separate learning for technical drawing of Victorian artefacts and cross stitch. We were fascinated to look at some old school records and photos dating back to the Victorian era.

Our day culminated with us all singing the National Anthem and being presented with awards for our cleanliness, activities and scripture.

By the end of the day we were glad not to have been a pupil in Victorian times (particularly for those of us that had to wear the Dunce cap) and very glad that lashings are outlawed!

 

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  • The school’s Christian values of love, honesty and respect are well expressed through its caring atmosphere. This impacts positively on the strong sense of belonging and supporting relationships evident across the school.

    SIAMs 2016

  • Pupils are interested in learning and attend school regularly. They feel safe and behave responsibly

    Ofsted 2016

  • Teaching contributes well to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

    Ofsted 2016

  • Well established phonics teaching ensures pupils have a good grounding in the basic skills needed to write successfully.

    Ofsted 2016

  • Relationships are strong and pupils’ good behaviour is reflected in a happy and caring atmosphere, with attendance that is well above the national average.

    SIAMs 2016

  • Teachers and teaching assistants provide effective support for pupils who speak English as an additional language.

    Ofsted 2016