In light of the death of Queen Elizabeth II we have re-evaluated our curriculum. The castles topic that was planned for the Autumn Term in KS1 will now be a study of the monarchy. We are living through a period of significant change in our country’s history and have adapted our curriculum to reflect these changes and to celebrate the life, achievements and impact that Queen Elizabeth II had on our lives and communities in the United Kingdom, across the commonwealth and the world.
During the Autumn Term, we will be learning about:
- Castles as a home and how they have changed over time.
- Where Castles were built and how that helped to protect the kingdom.
- The lives and achievements of Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria
- Compare the lives and achievements of Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria
- King Charles III and the changes we will see as a result of his accession to the throne.
The Great Fire of London
We were very lucky to have Samuel Pepys visit our school to tell us all about the Great Fire of London and his diary! We sang some songs, dressed up as people from the past and even re-enacted trying to put out the fire! At the end of the show, Robert who played Samuel Pepys, let us ask him some questions we had about Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London. What a fantastic start to our new topic!