Lockdown Learning through MUSIC-CAN Victorians in the Old Kent Road PowerPoint resource pack

Here is the second instalment of our FREE homeschooling creative learning resource pack about Victorians. Click the  video below to hear this week’s song.

The Victorians lived during Queen Victoria’s long reign                                            Times then were tough, but people didn’t much complain                                      The Industrial Revolution put Britain in the fast lane                                                  And the expansion of the railways – ay!

Wotcha!” all the poorhouse cried
gonna meet Charles Dickens
But ‘
ave yer plucked the chickens?”
I’d rather have Emmeline Pankhurst at my side
But they knocked her in the Old Kent Road.

Technology advanced, we got the telephone and motorcar                                    Typewriters, bicycles and moving film – hooray, hoorah!                                          Iron turned to steel giving us ships and bridges to take us far                                And Florence Nightingale raised the bar – Ta

Wotcha!” the Salvation Army cried                                                                                  “Child labour to do the stitching                                                                                        The children swept the chimneys and they worked down in the mines              But least they’re not in Old Kent Road.                                                                           

Thanks to Lewis Carrol we got Alice and the Cheshire cat                                      But Oscar Wilde’s wit was sentenced to gaol, well fancy that!                              Ring a Ring a Roses was on all our lips – no chit nor chat                                        And the Artful Dodger just raised his hat – at

Wotcha!” me old cocker cried
D’ya make the colony criteria                                                                                            For the Empress of India?”                                                                                                    The empire invaded, so you’d better run and hide                                                      Or they’d knock you in Old Kent Road, lock you in the Old Kent                            Knock you in the Old Kent Road                                                                                         

Wotcha!” Queen Vicky cried
“She was multilingual”                                                                                                          But she didn’t like to mingle                                                                                                She had 9 kids with her cousin, but then he went and died                                    And they’re buried in Frogmore, very close to Windsor,                                            At least they’re not in the Old Kent Road                                 

Second up in the series is Victorians in the Old Kent Road (released Tuesday 30th  June). As promised, we are posting a FREE creative resource pack every Tuesday to help you with homeschooling. There are 4 suitable activities for ALN, SEN, KS1 & KS2 suggested above in the PowerPoint link.

This isn’t a money making scheme – the sessions listed above are completely FREE. However, like many small businesses struggling during this pandemic, we do need to keep some income coming in to keep our business afloat, so would welcome any donations.