St. Thomas More

Catholic Voluntary Academy

Newstead Road, Leicester Leicestershire LE2 3TA

0116 2706365

office@st-thomasmore.leicester.sch.uk | @STMleicester

Year 4/Year 5 Photos

Arrival... ready to go back in time!

Getting in the spirit... dressed up for the occasion!

Art, reading and writing... Victorian style!  Oh yes, plus memorising and performing a poem called 'Opposites Day'.

It was an embarrassment to wear the dunce's cap in Victorian times, but everyone wanted to wear it in 2020!

Carol singing on Newstead Road... a passer-by even gave us a round of applause!

Victorian-style P.E. before lunch... they called it 'drill'... we tried to keep a straight face, but we lost it at the end!

We played Victorian 'parlour games' - charades, Lookabout and Kim's Game!

Time for an afternoon Victorian tea party... biscuits, cakes, flat lemonade and more... mostly wrapped in tea towels and brown paper!

We rounded the day off by going outside for diablos and hoop rolling... simple Victorian pastimes that provided hours of fun (well, about 45 minutes)!

Self-isolation did not stop Felipe and his family from getting involved at home.  

Felipe organised a whole-day Victorian party featuring:
  • Victorian breakfast (porridge, toast and tea)
  • Victorian crafts
  • Victorian reading (Felipe read the first chapter of Street Child to his siblings)
  • Victorian bikes research (videos and pictures on the internet)
  • Victorian lunch (pork pie and hard boiled egg)
  • Victorian children's games (blind man's bluff, hopscotch, tug of war and marbles)
  • Victorian dancing (waltz)
  • Victorian dinner (afternoon tea with sandwiches, sponge cake and bonbons)
  • Victorian film (Oliver Twist)

All great fun!  Well done, Felipe!  Amazing photos too!