Wow! Where has the time gone? I can't believe half term is already upon us. The children have been working hard...

We've been studying one of Shakespeare's tragedies, Macbeth. The children have enjoyed exploring the battle scene through active approaches and have used this to write descriptions using powerful vocabulary and imagery. They've considered the prophecies the witches delivered to Macbeth and have planned the writing of a letter to Lady Macbeth. 

In history we have been studying the Ancient Greeks. The children have looked at the Ancient Greek timeline and how it fits within history. They've looked at how and why the Greek empire grew and have compared the Ancient Greek political system with how democracy works today in modern Britain. Last week the children investigated how how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources e.g. Greek vases.

This half term the children have been looking at the 3D work of Alberto Giacometti and have used his work to inspire their own pieces of work. They're not quite finished yet but the children have done a great job so far...

In computing the children have been looking at our new unit on cryptography and so far we've had a go at using cyphers to send secret messages and the children have also had a go at sending and receiving messages in semaphore and have learnt about, and used, morse code.

 

 

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AuthorKay McVey