Sundridge and Brasted CE Primary School

You are the light of the whole world


In our history learning, we learnt about what life was like for children living in Victorian Britain. We got into groups, and were allocated different things to research, such as schooling, work, leisure time and home life. Once we had gathered our research, we organised it into paragraphs to produce some informative posters to teach one another.
Mrs. Taylor-Hicks brought in a suitcase. We had to decide who it belonged to, based on what it looked like, and then justify these ideas. Then, we saw what was packed inside the suitcase, one item at a time. It was really interesting to see how our ideas on who it belonged to changed as the task went on. We had to use clues such as ages on items of clothing, the size of shoes and the type of objects. Evantually, we learnt that it belonged to an evacuee child from WW2! Then, we carried out some research about evacuation - what it was, when and why it happened, and we also listened to some radio clips from the time about the children who had been evacuated.