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Oliver Twist

A Victorian Afternoon

During the afternoon of our 1st day back after the Christmas holidays, we went back in time to Victorian Britain. We experienced what life would have been like in a Victorian classroom (Mr Robins was horrible to us), what it was like to live and work inside a Workhouse and what happened in a Victorian Courtroom.

We weren't very impressed with the gruel or the punishments that were given out in court and most of us decided we are grateful we live in 2018.

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Victorian Class Rules
These are the class rules that children had to follow in a Victorian classroom. They were very strict! We weren't even allowed to put our hands up or even ask questions!
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The Workhouses
After experiences what it was like to be inside a workhouse, we did some more research on the internet with Mr Robins and made notes about them. Once we had shared what we discovered, we drew an outline of a workhouse and added our information inside them. We hope you like our information posters. They really were awful places to live.
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Oliver's Diary Entry
Having looked at some examples of diary entries, we thought about how Oliver would have felt at the end of a very busy day - from starting in the workhouse to the point of his first night at the undertakers. Casey's plan below shows you how we plotted his emotions onto a plan of the day. The examples are then of our computer published diary entries. We hope you enjoy reading them as we put ourselves in Oliver's shoes.
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Wanted Posters
Fagin has been seen teaching homeless children in London how to steal and is wanted by the police. To catch and bring this man to trial, we decided to help the police and create some wanted posters. To do this we needed to use all of our descriptive language features and give a clear description of the wanted criminal. Below are our final wanted posters. Keep on the lookout - you never know when you may spot him!
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Debate - should Fagin go to jail or not?

Fagin has been arrested and is to stand trial.

Our task was to decide which side we stood on the matter - release him or send him to jail. We looked at techniques that can be used in giving balanced arguments that state both sides of the argument, followed by a final conclusion. We had very strong views on the subject and we hope these come through in our writing as you read the examples below.

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