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Term 5

Victorian Crime and Punishment!

As part of our topic Crime and Punishment, Tolerance Class have been learning about what life was like in Victorian Prisons. We looked at four different punishments that would’ve been given in Victorian prisons:

  1. The treadmill
  2. Picking oakum
  3. Shot drill
  4. The crank

We acted out what it would be like to complete these punishments and reflected on what it would’ve been like to be a prisoner in the Victorian times.

Photos of children acting out Victorian punishments

Yellow Submarine!

Tolerance have been working on reading and playing from stave notation. As part of this, we have been exploring the notes in the chorus of ‘Yellow Submarine’ by the Beatles. Take a look at some of our performances!



Learning Lift Off!

Tolerance have started their topic ‘Crime and punishment’ by discovering that a crime has been committed at Priory Fields School!

Photos of children looking for crime evidence on fieldFirstly, we had to search the field to find any evidence that would help us solve the crime.

Next, we had to interview our witness to see if he could reveal any more information.

We then created a crime report page alongside a sketch of what we think our criminal looks like.

Finally, we create a news report appealing for some more information!






It was interesting. The most interesting evidence we found was the cape and the field. I had to use my police cadet skills to ask Mr Woods some questions. I think Tim organised the crime and the Highwayman was killed by the guard.