Ward Jackson Church of England Primary School

"All smiles returned"




The Victorians played an influential part in creating new inventions that continue to change how we live today. One of these influential inventions included the light bulb, which was invented in 1879 by Thomas Edison. Blanchland class have been investigating how light works and conducting experiments to explore how light and shadows can be changed.  

Pupils were introduced to Victorian life by researching key images from the time period. Pupils discussed similarities and common themes - linked to settlement imagery - to gain further knowledge and understanding of what life was like during the Victorian era. Pupils continued to explore a wide range of Victorian literature to understand more about the social, cultural, historical and political context of this time period; pupils then created a range of writing from this - including a setting description.

Pupils worked in pairs and used their problem solving and reasoning skills to solve Maths questions relating to Queen Victoria. They used a combination of mental strategies and formal written methods to complete the addition and subtraction questions.