Trust schools have been bringing learning to life for pupils across all year groups.

Pupils and staff at St Anne’s Catholic Voluntary Academy travelled back in time to bring their learning about the Victorian era to life.

Children in Year One and Year Two have been learning about Victorians for the last three weeks and this culminated in a Victorian Day complete with chalk boards, a Victorian PE lesson and gruel.

All of the children and staff came into school dressed in clothes that would have been worn during the Victorian era.

Spelling activities were completed on chalk boards and some daily Victorian school routines, such as hand cleanliness inspections, were carried out.

Teachers talked to pupils about the differences between the toys they have now and the toys that children played with in Victorian times. They took part in playground games such as skipping, hopscotch, marbles and jacks.

Learning was brought to life for pupils at St Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy when they enjoyed a whole day devoted to history.

Pupils and staff at the school in New Mills dressed up and took part in practical lessons themed around history topics that they have been studying, including the early Islamic Empire, Ancient Egypt and Space.

Pupils ate space food, learnt how to be an astronaut, tested perfume, learnt about Trade routes and took part in fun Egyptian themed activities.

Patricia Chapman, Headteacher, said: “Planning fun practical lessons ensures all the pupils can retrieve the key knowledge and explain it with confidence. Pupil voice clearly shows engagement and focus within the lessons. It is wonderful to note how pupils can make links between different subjects.”