The Victorians

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By Rosie HuckleYear 4 teacher

Introduce children to the fascinating Victorian era with this engaging creative topic

Victorian houses

Queen Victoria’s reign (1819–1901) heralded a period of tremendous change, with Britain becoming the most powerful country in the world despite the huge gulf between rich and poor. This month’s Key Stage 2 creative topic focuses on this exciting era, and gives you all the ideas you need to make sure your class go from ‘we are not amused’, to ‘please sir/miss, can we have some more?’

This topic is most suitable for Key Stage 2 classes, however, many of the activity are also suitable for Key Stage 1. Differentation is included where required.

This topic’s resources

Don’t forget to use the resources that accompany this topic:

Victorian outfits

  • Victorian catwalk – this fun resource invites children to dress a Victorian man and woman – using outfits from the Victorian era and other periods, including the modern day.

Victorian catwalk

  • There are also lots of activity sheets – scroll down to the bottom of the page to view them all.

Famous Victorians A Victorian girl's diary

Activities

  1. Victorian occupations
  2. Mystery objects true or false
  3. Picture sort
  4. Home, sweet home
  5. Perfect patchwork
  6. Wonderful wallpaper
  7. Incredible inventions
  8. Woeful workhouse
  9. Victorians have got talent
  10. Vile Victorian childhood
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