What's happening this term?
Peasants, princes and pestilence
Our topic this half term is ‘peasants, princes and pestilence’. The main focus of the topic is history where we will be finding out about the gruesome but fascinating ‘Black Death’, how it travelled to our country and the effect it had. We will find out about the symptoms of the disease and how so many people caught the terrible germ. This will be linked to geography where we will discover how it spread across the world.
We will be finding out facts about what life was like as a peasant and a prince and comparing the two ways of life as well as discovering what it would be like to be a knight in medieval times.
In science we will be conducting an investigation that looks at different surfaces such as computer keys, door handles and desk tops which we will swab and see which grows the most bacteria!
Patterns and shapes
Using patterns and shapes to decorate, we will be designing our own shield, creating our own printing blocks and having a go at calligraphy.