Welcome back to a new term and a new year group. It was lovely to see many of you at meet the teacher meeting the other week.
We have started this term by embracing the Tudor period. We are using our historical learning of this era to discover and create Tudor portraits in art and as our English writing. So far we have written newspaper reports on the Battle of Bosworth; an explanation of why King Henry VII was a successful monarch and now we are writing fact files on Henry VIII. The children are really enjoying both learning and sharing their knowledge of this period in time.
To reinforce this learning we spent the day at Knole House learning about hoe the Tudors lived at the House and the roles/jobs they would have undertaken. Everyone enjoyed dressing up and thinking about how their clothes were made to be suitable for the job they did. We walked around the House and marvelled at the wondrous portraits and the King’s bed. Finally, we handled replicas of Tudor objects and learnt about how they are conserving the House from many enemies, especially light. The children will have bought home their own desimeters to measure light.
In Maths we have just completed our learning journey through place value and we are about to embark on the four operations, beginning with addition and subtraction.
Just a reminder that we still have 2 swimming sessions left so please can the children remember to bring their swimming kit in.
Next term, we hope to visit the National Portrait Gallery in London to learn more about Tudor Portraits.