What makes a monarch magnificent?
In the Magnificent Monarchs project, your child will learn about English and British monarchs from AD 871 to the present day and consider how the power of the monarchy has changed over time. They will study six significant sovereigns; Alfred the Great, William the Conqueror, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and Elizabeth II. Finally, they will choose which of the sovereigns that they have studied is the most significant.
Today the children learnt how to recognise and respond to a steady beat, recognise and
responding to a rhythm ostinato pattern and recognise rhythmic patterns. The children used this knowledge to learn the song 'Come to the party', some of the children even got to use some musical instruments.
Today the children in 2C have been learning about how different families can be diverse and that the stereotypical family of mum, dad and children isn't always the case. The children then learnt about why we have families and that families are special and the importance of sharing and cooperating with each other. The children then role played the making of a 'happy home cake' and after collecting their ideas such as 'a pinch of laughter, a jug of hugs' the children transferred their ideas on to a recipe sheet.
Ask your child - what would they add to their 'happy home cake'?
Today the children in 2C cut out and ordered a historical timeline and placed the monarchs in the correct chronological order through this activity the children learned that a historical period is the duration of a monarch’s reign. Historical periods include Anglo-Saxon, Norman, Plantagenet, House of Lancaster, House of York, Tudor, Stuart, Restoration, Hanoverian, House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and House of Windsor.
Ask your child - how many monarchs have there been since AD 871?