Mr Dickens! Consider Yourself.. Our Friend….

This week is Charles Dickens week . Lots of interesting learning is taking place  linked to the life and times of Charles Dickens .

We have been learning our Charles Dickens Birthday Song – thank you to our friend Mr Bailey for writing the lyrics despite  being so far away in sunny Montreal! 

click here for the lyrics    Charles Dickens celebration song

and sing along here to the melody of Consider Yourself – instrumental version of consider yourself 

We will be performing the song ( weather permitting) on Tuesday in the playground after school! 

Yesterday, Peggotty Class shared with us the history of Borough Market and in particular the Biography of Mrs King’s Pork Pies.  We now know the names and life stories behind this family business. Thank you to Ian Hartland of Mrs King’s Pork Pies  and his team for helping Peggotty Class learn so much – we are all now really keen to try a Melton Mowbray Pie.

Peggotty class also taught us all about Mud larking  – this practice of scavenging along the banks of the Thames River was extremely popular in the times of Dickens (although illegal) – you can go Mudlarking today but you need a licence!

More Dickens- related learning on its way! 

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3 Responses to Mr Dickens! Consider Yourself.. Our Friend….

  1. Eileen Baldwin says:

    I hope you do not mind me leaving a message I was a pupil at the school about 1951 to 1957.
    Mrs prickett was head mistress. I remember Mr Bear and Mr Ken tutt. I cannot believe that the school is still going, well done.
    I still keep an interest in the author Charles Dickens. Is there still a head and shoulders bust statue of him in school.
    I lived in Scovell Road Queens Buildings until I was 6 years old.
    Congratulations to all the school children on the 200th Celebrations.

    Regards Eileen Baldwin nee Strath

    • Thank you Eileen. It is always lovely to hear from former pupils – You will find that whilst much has changed in the school, most of the school building is still the same! There is no longer a swimming pool on the ground floor which may have been in place when you were little. The statue of Charles Dickens is no more and we believe it was damaged a several years ago – perhaps that is something for us to think about replacing in the future! We hope you will continue to follow the school blog – we are sure Mrs Prickett would be very impressed in your continued interest in Charles Dickens – we can only wish the same for our pupils!

      • Felix says:

        I KNEW THERE WAS A SWIMMING POOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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