Friday 24th November
This week the children in Year 5 travelled back to 1893 to the Ragged School in East London which was set up by Dr Barnardo. During this time good posture was key, children were seen but not heard and were expected to be silent at all times in school. We met Miss Perkins, the teacher for the day who was very strict! She inspected the children’s hands, expected them to sit up straight with their hands in their laps as she paced up and down the schoolroom as she taught the lessons. The children were brilliant and very engaged. It was wonderful for them to experience what life might have been like during that time. They experienced the rote learning as well as tried their hand at the expectations for handwriting. They also did lots of arithmetic and learnt how complicated the money system was!