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
“We’re 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.