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Spring Term 2- Magnificent Monarchs

What makes a monarch magnificent?


This project teaches children about the English and British monarchy from AD 871 to the present day. Using timelines, information about royal palaces, portraits and other historical sources, they build up an understanding of the monarchs and then research six of the most significant sovereigns.

Look at our magnificent home learning!

Week Beginning 21st February 

In History this week, we have been looking at monarchs through the ages. We learnt about the different houses and ordered the monarchs on a time line from Alfred the Great right through to Queen Elizabeth II.

Week Beginning 28th February 

For World Book Day we were lucky enough to have West End in Schools come in to create a dance based on Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. We had great fun performing this dance in front of our friends and adults.

We also dressed up as our favourite characters and read the books that they featured in to our friends. 

Week Beginning: 7th March 2022

In English, we used our knowledge of Henry VIII to write a Kenning Poem about him.

We thought of verbs and nouns linked to the monarch and then converted the verbs to nouns to create compound nouns. Then we performed these to our peers using expression.

Week Beginning: 14th March 2022

During our ICT session with Mr Carlton we focused on the technology aspect of British Science Week. We used the WeDo Lego app to construct a vehicle and then control it with the app.

Week Beginning 21st March 2022

As part of our companion project Portraits and Poses we have been studying the meanings behind the poses, facial expressions, stances, backgrounds and objects used in portraits of monarchs.

Then we used these ideas to pose for our own portraits.

Then we pretended to be artists and sketched our friends in their poses, used a paint app to sketch the poses and finally used the PixlR app to enhance our portrait and debug it to improve our portrait.