Why should Gunpowder, Plot and Treason never be forgotten?
Crime and Punishment through the ages.
This half term we have got a very exciting topic to cover which gives us lots of opportunity for creative learning and child led learning.
We are starting off our topic learning all about Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder plot. We will be looking at how the plot was carried out, who was involved and how it has helped to shape the way in which our country is ran today.
The children completed lots of research about Oliver Cromwell using the laptops and in computing with Miss Parr, the children created power point slide shows to show what they had learnt about Oliver Cromwell.
the children then presented their power points to the rest of the class. They were fantastic!
Debates in the Royal Court of Justice!
The children research information on Oliver Cromwell and King Charles I. Once the children had lots of knowledge they wrote debates for and against Oliver Cromwell. We had an afternoon of debates where the children took place in the Royal Court of Justice to put their point across.
Exploring the Lord Monteagle Letter.
This week we looked at a letter which was written in old English. After exploring it for a while trying to prise out information, we looked at a transcript of the letter and discussed what it was the letter was saying and who we thought it might have been to.
We decided that it was a letter written to someone in parliament from one of the plotters of the Gunpowder Plot.
We are very excited to be able to find out more about this letter next week in class.