Charlestown Primary School

Learning Together in the 21st Century

Victorian Schools – a thing of the past? February 5, 2009

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This week we have been looking carefully at what life was like for those children who were lucky enough to go to school during the Victorian era.   We compared their experiences to our own by reading parts of Dicken’s ‘Nicholas Nicolby’ and doing research on the internet.

Once again we used mind maps to plan out our ideas and paid particular attention to finding our own style and ‘voice’ as writers.   Click to hear our results.


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Exploring Google Earth November 8, 2008

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This afternoon we started to explore how we can use Google Earth to help us in school.

We started by looking at all the tools that you can use to fly around the planet looking at the earth from different views. We also discovered that you could see which parts of the earth were in darkness at any moment.

We then all looked for our own houses and discovered how to mark places that are important to us on the map.

It was great fun and we all enjoyed the session.