Year 4 English – Victorian Drama

Apr 25, 2023English

We have been reading a story set in Victorian London about two orphans and the struggles they have had running away from the workhouse. Today we acted out the parts of Hannah (a girl with a poorly little brother called John), Mr Patch (the workhouse master) and Mr Parker (the chimney sweep trying to buy John!). We thought carefully about Hannah’s feelings when she overheard the two men talking about selling her brother and we acted out these parts with a ‘director’ talking about how we could emphasise the characters’ feelings and motivations.