Class Galleries, Crocodile Class (Yr3/4)

“Who do you think you are?” Local history in Crocodiles immersive environment

As part of our theme this term we are reading the book ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty. This book is based around the story of Jim Jarvis who was the street child who was befriended by Dr Thomas Barnardo and was the inspiration for his work with the poor and deprived children of Victorian London. Jim and fellow street urchins were sleeping up on the roof above a market in east London. While the book is our starting point we want to examine what happened to our locality during Queen Victoria’s reign.