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Victorian Tea Party


After a term learning about Oliver Twist and the hardships he faced, Year 5 decided to focus on the opposite end of society and learn about how the Victorian upper class lived. They found out how the rich people lived and what kind of social events they had- including afternoon tea.


They researched what it involved; tasted and designed their cakes and biscuits; wrote invitations, scaled recipes up and down to make the right amount of food; made place cards, menus and flowers; baked the cakes and biscuits; made sandwiches and lemonade; practised using their manners and finally presented everything beautifully for a Victorian Tea Party with their grown ups.


Have a look at the photos to see the finished results!

Year 5 went to university! Here are a few pictures from our day out at the University of Bedfordshire. ( see the latest news sections of the website for more)

Year 5 have been reading Oliver by Charles Dickens. Today we experienced what life might have been like for him by eating some gruel ( very watery swede and onion soup). It wasn't very tasty!

Some children wanted more!

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