'Gods and Warriors'
For the children beginning Cycling Proficiency on Monday, 5th February, don't forget that you need your bicycle and helmet in this Friday (2nd February) for checking prior to the course.
For the children starting their course the week after half term (from Monday, 19th February), you will need to bring your bicycle and helmet in on Thursday, 8th February for checking.
Homework/Research ... Use the following websites to investigate different aspects of climate change and the waters that affect our planet. Consider how Global Warming will affect FLOODING (linking with our class reader!) not only for the human population but also for the habitats of plant and animal life, upon which we rely. It is an excellent resource to help you with your understanding of the issues that affect our planet.
Tudor Life Project
Due in 6th November
What do you know about the Tudors?
Use the websites as above to help your research about this fascinating period in history. For the work we'll be doing shortly these websites will be invaluable!
Answers: Henry VII, Elizabeth of York (his wife), Margaret Beaufort (his mother), Henry VIII (his second son), Princess Mary (Henry VIIIs's youngest sister, Charles Brandon (Henry VIII's best friend), Lady Jane Grey (Princess Mary's grand daughter and queen of only 9 days), Catherine of Aragon (Henry VIII's first wife - divorced), Queen Mary I (Catherine and Henry's daughter), Anne Boleyn (Henry's second wife - beheaded), Queen Elizabeth I (Anne and Henry's daughter - Good Queen Bess), Jane Seymour (Henry's third and favourite wife- died), Edward VI (Henry and Jane's only son), Anne of Cleves (Henry's fourth wife and unkindly referred to as the 'Flanders mare' - divorced), Katherine Howard (Fifth wife of Henry, cousin of Anne Boleyn - beheaded), Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk (friend and adviser to Henry, also uncle to Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard), Katherine Parr (Sixth and final wife to Henry, she is also buried at Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe), Mary Queen of Scots (a troublesome monarch, but mother to the King who united Scotland and England), Walter Raleigh (explorer and adventurer), Thomas More (Henry Vii's trusted adviser until 'The Great Matter'), Thomas Cromwell (an able politician, adviser to Henry VIII who rose from being the son of a humble blacksmith) and William Shakespeare (perhaps the most famous playwright the world has ever known!).
How did you do?
Autumn Term 2017 – Y5 class book.
Our book this half term is ‘First Blood’, the first book in the ‘Spy Master’ series by Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler. Set in 1532 at the court of King Henry VIII it is an exciting tale of secrets and intrigue.
We will be completing our reading work at school and for homework (comprehension and grammar) based on this book so I would be grateful if you will order this for your child as soon as possible.