Statistics using 1851 Census and Art in the style of William Morris

This week, Year 5 have been split into two groups during Curriculum work.  We have studied the work of William Morris, who was a Victorian artist specialising in stained glass windows and wallpaper designs.  He particularly liked using plants, flowers, leaves and birds in his designs.  We have tried to continue a picture in the style of William Morris.

The other half of the class have worked on statistics, interpreting census material from 1851.  We have looked at data from the royal family and everyday people, finding out what jobs people did.  It was interesting to find out that the head of the house was always the man, even at Buckingham Palace!

“I love this work, it’s so interesting” was a comment often said around the classroom.

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