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Victorian Builders

We have been looking at a range of dates and putting these on a timeline. We looked at how long ago different important dates happened such as the gunpowder plot, the year we were born and the kings coronation.  We looked a a queen Victoria and she reigned in the Victorian era. 

Year  1 have been exploring old and new objects. We have compared old and new toys and panted a range of games, we have also looked at household items and compared them with what we find in our homes and how they have changed.

In our mantle we will be learning about the Victorians and the cholera epidemic. We have looked at a range of pictures from the Victorian times and dressed up in their clothes. 

In 1858 the River Thames was giving off a terrible odour that even parliament was cancelled. The Victorians were pouring all their waste into the river and as the summer came it heated up causing a terrible stink across London. 
Here the children are creating the River Thames you will notice that the water is brown. 

The Great Stink London 1858

There has been an outbreak of cholera across London families are beginning to die. The victorians believed that the smell of the river was causing the illness. We have been advised to carry a handkerchief so that we don’t breath in the smell of the river, bleach the curtains and pour chemicals into the river. 

Michael Faraday

Faraday tested the water for pollution, he placed white paper in the river and tested for how long he could see the paper. 

Pollution in the River Thames