The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Strive for Excellence, Promote Harmony and Value Achievement

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The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Strive for Excellence, Promote Harmony and Value Achievement


Welcome to Wagtails

This term we will be time-travelling back to the time when Victoria was Queen and Albert was Prince Consort. We will discover how reformers worked to transform the lives of working children.

Closer to home, we will be finding out about what life was like for the inmates of the Victorian Workhouse situated in Gretton Close, Claypole.

Make sure you are on your best behaviour though as punishments are unquestionably terrible!

BBC History: Day In The Life: Victorians

This is the fifth of a series of animations starring Daniel Roche (Outnumbered, Just William) as Eric, a time-travelling ten-year-old. It was made for the BBC's online History page at Co-directed by Steve Smith and Dave Hodgson the original character designs are by Glen McBeth.

Recommended Books For Year 6 Children

Claypole Victorian Bake-Off

Claypole Victorian Bake-Off 1 Baking on display
Claypole Victorian Bake-Off 2 Our professional judge cuts a slice
Claypole Victorian Bake-Off 3 Judging by appearance, texture and taste
Claypole Victorian Bake-Off 4 Our turn to taste:)
Claypole Victorian Bake-Off 5
Claypole Victorian Bake-Off 6 Claypole Workhouse in cake!
Claypole Victorian Bake-Off 7 Oliver Twist - the book!
Claypole Victorian Bake-Off 8
Claypole Victorian Bake-Off 9 A poison bottle!

Workhouse Wednesday

Workhouse Wednesday  1 Investigating the1851 census
Workhouse Wednesday  2 What were the names, ages and occupations ?
Workhouse Wednesday  3 Why were they there?
Workhouse Wednesday  4 School - hand inspection
Workhouse Wednesday  5
Workhouse Wednesday  6 Lessons - reading, writing and arithmetic
Workhouse Wednesday  7
Workhouse Wednesday  8 Objects from the night soil
Workhouse Wednesday  9 What are they? What were they for?
Workhouse Wednesday  10 What are they made of?
Workhouse Wednesday  11 The answers! And knuckle bones.

Useful Links

  • The Claypole Church of England Primary School, School
  • Lane, Claypole, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5BQ
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  • Phone: 01636 626268