On Monday 7th December, Year 5 participated on a Virtual Workshop run by Reading Museum. They learned all about Victorian Christmas.
The children were very impressed to find out that Father Christmas used to dress in green and that it was a tradition to put REAL candles hanging from the Christmas tree! That must’ve been an enormous fire hazard!
We sang ‘Oh Christmas Tree’; made a Victorian toy called ‘Cup and Ball’ and also found out that it was a real luxury to get an orange in your stocking. We are not sure of that would go down well nowadays.