# The Victorian Classroom at Scotland Street School

On Tuesday 24th January primary six went to Scotland Street School.
We acted as Victorian Children with a Victorian teacher!

You can see a different view of the trip too: Scotland St Comic

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The first thing we did after we got change was line up but we didn't do boy girl we did boys first then the girls came in.

Before we went into the classroom we had to line up and take our distance. Then Ma'am came out and shouted in four people at a time. When we went in the classroom. We had to stand with our hands behind our backs and wait until everyone was in the classroom.

Gemma and Megan G

This is when we where getting seated I was sitting beside one of the girls. We where to address the women as Ma'am.
The woman was very strict and I am sure loads of people were afraid of her.

After everyone was in. Ma'am read a prayer. Everyone stood with there hands behind their backs and their heads bowed forward. After that we did maths and money counting.

Gemma and Megan G

The teacher was telling us to do our times tables. Then we started with two and went up. Then we finished with the 5 times table. She pointed to the numbers with her stick which was called pointer stick. The numbers were arranged on the board. It was a circle shape like a clock.

Lee and Declan

The teacher was coming round to
inspect our nails. she said to some
people that their nails were too long
and too dirty.

Lee and Declan

Here are two of the children cleaning there slates after doing work. We did two sums and some people thought it was hard.

Ewan and Scott

Writing on slates

We had to clean the slates before we wrote on them. We had to write our name and under our name's we had to write the number one in a circle. Then we had to write down a long sum and then find the answer in a certain amount of time. We had to turn over our slates and do question two, but question two was similar to question one.

Kimberly and Amy

Here is some one writing sums on a slate. In the Victorian times children would have written sums on a slate and used a slate pencil to write with.

Andrew and Keiran B

This picture shows us answering our sums. The children with their hand up got it wrong. The sums we did were quit hard for the Victorian time.

Natasha and Kayleigh

This is part of language. I know it doesn't seem like language but we did a big rectangle a circle inside then a triangle and the sun the earth the moon and a star in certain corners.

Natasha and Kayleigh

This picture shows us putting our slate boards up to show the teacher our sums. If they were correct or not I was really scared as I didn't get any correct and I was scared because Ma'am was very strict.

Natasha and Kayleigh

This picture is about using the slate board. Ma'am gave out pieces of chalk
and cloth Ma'am would ring a bell we would put the chalk in the groove and show Ma'am our drawing.

We learned how to write with nib pens. we sat boy girl boy girl and we learned how to write in victorian style after we had finished we blotted it for 5 seconds it was quit hard.

Shannon and Ashleigh

Hard writing

Then we got nib pens and did a pattern and then wrote our name. There was a small peace of paper called blotting paper which was laid in the bottom left corner which you laid your hand on so that you would not smudge your paper or get ink on you.

Sam and Toni

This picture shows the handwriting when you had to put your hand on a piece of blotting paper and one of the class members didn't have her hand on it. That is why Ma'am had her hand out.

Shannon and Ashleigh

Our visit to Scotland Street School was exciting.
The Victorian handwriting is different from ours because they join all their handwriting and we only join some.

Rhys F and Keiran A

This is handwriting. We got nib pens and we had ink wells to dip the pens in so we could write. I am sure that loads of people found it difficult. When we finished writing we had to hold it up and show Ma'am how well we had done.

Rhys E

We did some sort of exercise. It was called a drill. One of the girls in the picture looks like she found it pretty hard and we kind of thought the same

Rhys F and Kieran A

The teacher was coming to tell us about getting whipped with the stick. She demonstrated it. you would get hit on the back of the leg if your were bad.

Lee and Declan

Ma'am was putting the Dunce hat on one of the class members
the Dunce hat was a punishment.

Rhys

Big trouble

One of the girls broke her pin nib and was put in a corner with a pointy hat with a D on it. She had to sit on a chair with her arms on her shoulders. This was a punishment as you probably already know.

Sam and Toni

This is Ma'am our teacher when we went to the victorian school in scotland
st. Ma'am was scary at first and she was a good actress and she is good.

Jay and Emily

This is the class doing a prayer ma,Ma'am told you to shut your eyes and put your head down. Before we say the prayer the boys had to flip down the seat and then the ladies were told to sit down and the boys followed afterwards.

Bryan and Daniel

This is a gas light. In Victorian times the janitor and some other people would go into the classes and switch them on by turning the little taps beside the light.

Sam and Toni

The black board has victorian writing on it. For instance they joined from B.
the letter p they did looked like a big h with a flick at the end.

Bryan and Daniel

We where acting as victorian children by doing victorian work.

Jay and Emily

visit to Scotland Street School

On Tuesday 24th January p6 went to Scotland Street School. Here we learned that the Victorians joined all there letters and also we learned what the Victorian school children wrote on their slate board and a sheet of paper.

Ewan and Scott

The belt

At the end Ma'am turned into friendly lady and asked for a volunteer to demonstrate what would have happened when somebody behaves badly. Lot's of boys and some girls volenteered to get a picture taken of demonstrating getting hit with the belt. This was the lucky boy to get picked.

Kimberly and Amy

Scotland Street School
The boys wore waistcoats and fake bows around their neck. The girls wore long white dresses and they were all different sizes.

Andrew and Keiran B

Victorian children

The first thing we learnt was how to talk to the teacher and when we wanted to talk the boys would a salute and they would salute with their right hand. The girls would bend their right knee and that is called a curtsy.

Sam and Toni

This is a ink bottle. it is used to fill the ink wells so there is enough ink to write with.

Kayleigh and Natasha

The blackboard has Victorian writing on it. for instead they joined from B. The letter p s also bigger it looks like a h with a big flick coming from the bottom of the high line.

Bryan and Daniel