Monthly Archives: October 2012

Y5 Victorians

In year 5 we are learning about Victorians we played a gruesome game which involved Victorian food .We had to have Gruel(A porridge which,  they  had  if they were orphans,poor and if you worked. The porridge included wheat and warm water.Also we watched Oliver twist he was a orphan here is a picture of him beneath.


  • There were no cars. People either walked, travelled by boat or train or used coach horses to move from place to place.
  • At the start of the 19th century very few children went to school. Most poor children worked. If they went to school, their families lost the money they earned.
  • Poor children  and their family all had to work in the factory just to earn money for their clothes food.
  • Also, poor children didn’t have a school to go to so they had to go off and work in factories.
  • Every rich child went to school but not the girls they were home schooled so a professor had to go and teach them at their own house.They did not have to work in factories because they already had the money.
  • Factories were  dangerous especially the spinning machinery  .Some children got injured maybe sometimes killed.


Watch this musical on Oliver Twist!!



Year 4 Friction

Take a look at this video of James May hitting top speed in a Bugatti Veyron.

How does the car use friction? How does resistance affect the car?

What would happen if there was no friction at all?