Washday woes (The Victorians)

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By Fiona Freer a primary teacher in Devon.

Discover what washday was like a hundred years ago with this literacy and history topic (with linking activity sheets).

Victorian washing implements

NLS objectives

Year One, Term 3

  • Recognise words by common spelling patterns.
  • Investigate and learn spellings of verbs with -ed and -ing endings.
  • Learn new words from reading and shared experiences.
  • Reinforce knowledge of the term sentence.
  • Begin to recognise generic structure.
  • Use language and features of non-fiction texts (eg labelled diagrams, captions).
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