In Year 5 we are exploring many aspects of life during the Victorian era with a focus on how the lives of local people have shaped Grimsby and Cleethorpes. We have explored the timeline of the era and have asked questions about how important Queen Victoria’s reign was in creating laws and values in Britain today. In year 5 we have encouraged the children to enquire about history using artefacts from the era to extend their knowledge and understanding of everyday life. We have explored different types of schooling and jobs. We will be learning about the importance of the railways and their impact on the local fishing industry and the industrial revolution. We will be going on a local visit to Normanby Hall to enrich our understanding of home and farm life.