24 Nov The Victorian Era in Zeus
Life in a Victorian classroom
Zeus class went back in time to the Victorian era and experienced life in a Victorian classroom. We had to stand up when an adult entered the room, much of our learning was done by chanting and writing lines and we had to sit up with good posture or suffer a wooden plank across our backs. Teachers used a cane for punishment, a whip across the hand for girls and the bottom for boys! A few of us also had to wear the Dunces hat and stand in the corner for bad manners or for being unable to answer a question! Children were to be ‘seen and not heard’ and therefore we were not allowed to put our hands up to ask questions and were asked only to speak when spoken to. We practiced writing the school rules in chalk on ‘slates’ (black paper) via dictation and chanted our 6 and 7 times table. We also used ‘copybooks’ to practice our handwriting – remember only write with your right hand.