In September/October time our infant school is having a whole school Victorian theme going on for a week, and muggins here is organising it. I've been trying to come up with interesting and exciting ways to structure the week that will be really beneficial to the children, wow the parents and local community, but not land my colleagues with a whole pile of extra work. Has anyone done this kind of thing before? Any tips? I have been thinking about having a mini-theme per day, which either the whole school can follow, or we work on a carousel, such as inventions one day, home life another, school another, transport another, collonialism another as an idea. Another focus that has been suggested to me is to theme each day with a Victorian moral principle. I like this idea as it would give individual class teachers more freedom to do as much or as little as they felt able, but I'm getting stuck thinking of enough principles. I only have charity and courtesy so far! I'm also wondering about a dynamic to take us towards an end point. Maybe to have a music hall style entertainment for the parents at the end of the week. Or to stage our own Great Exhibition of some sort. I'm fortunate in that I have pretty much free rein with this, but I'm suddenly rather daunted by the ideas part. (the practical organisation is really my forte and I'm already in touch with companies about supplying costumes/trips/visits etc). It's the big picture stuff I'm struggling with. Any ideas gratefully received!!!!