| Year 6

The children in Year 6 were given nine different Victorian aretacts and pondered what they might have been used for.

Over the course of this week during Humanities the year 6 children were presented with a number of different pictures clearly showing different Victorian artefacts.

The children were asked to draw, label and explain the what they thought each item might have done. After this they also had to think about how the particular item had been replaced in 21st century Britain.

Two objects that caused the greatest amount of debate amongst both classes were these items. The ‘Mangle’ ideas ranged from a wood saw to a metal press with the tap at the top used to add water to the machine. The ‘Bed pan’ offered a number of very interesting options the most ingenious was the idea of a tool that would snuff out candles as well as a soup spoon or a large ladle.