Peasants, Princes and Pestilence
The 6th and final project for this year is entitled Peasants, Princes and Pestilence. Within the project the children will delve into the 14th century and investigate the lifecycles of rodents, bacteria and fleas, as the dreaded and deathly 'Black Death' grips the world. Explore the role of the valiant knight and express through poetry their own knight's vows and plan, design and create their own battle armour. Write journals from the viewpoint of a Plague Doctor and record persuasive speeches to rally the troops.
Our Big Question for this term is:
'How have developments in science enabled the human race to fight viruses more effectively?'
Year 6 used a variety of skills to complete their project homework: they worked creatively to design and make their own coat of arms shield, worked scientifically to record the decomposition of a piece of fruit, and showed they could research effectively to create a biography about the English poet Chaucer.
Year 6 had a great Sports Day morning and worked really hard to build points for their house team in a range of track and field events.
The house captains even completed the obligatory water balloon obstacle race with huge grins on their faces!