This Victorians ks2 childhood resource doubles up as both a history and literacy resource. It gives ks2 children an inside look at the health and living conditions of Victorian children. The first task is a gap filling exercise about the mortality of Londoners in Victorian England and how this meant that many Victorian children became orphaned. This Victorian ks2 writing task also introduces the idea of the workhouses. Students will select the correct words to fill the cloze exercise. For ease of printing and environmental purposes, this writing exercise has been printed twice on page one so it can be trimmed to size and easily distributed to students with less paper waste.
The second resource covers the topic of Victorian children’s toys. It includes six statements with multiple choice answers and a visual activity with images of four different Victorian children’s toys that students need to identify and spell. The words have been started for the students and they need to complete them with the correct spellings. This second resource is particularly accessible to student’s who struggle with their literacy and need scaffolded resources to help them access the Victorians ks2 curriculum.
These two resources aid comprehension, word recognition, spellings and new vocabulary.
Alternative suggestions for use:
For teachers wanting to differentiate, more able students can complete the Victorians ks2 written exercise on page one, while students needing more literacy support can work on the visual and multiple choice activities, unaided on page two.