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Holy Trinity Church of England

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Growing Tomorrow's Leaders

Term Two Learning

Peasants, Princes & Pestilence

 

Flee your fields, close your doors and pull up the drawbridge. The dreaded and deadly Great Pestilence is here. Mount your steed and gallop through the dark and deadly world of 14th century Britain, sword and shield at the ready, pledging your allegiance to king and country. Rouse your troops with promises of bloody battle and violent jousts. Read and write poems and discover the grotesque effects of bugs and bacteria on the human body.

And if you smell a rat, my friend, get out of there.

Pre-Learning Task

 

Set on: Friday 26th November

Due in: Wednesday 1st December

 

What was London like during The Plague? The focus is on the physical features geographically.

Think about the style of houses, the conditions of the environment etc.

Make a comparison list between then and now.

Spellings Week 5

Tuesday 9th November 2021

 

Today, Year 5 had the immersive experience into Medieval Life! The children were able to try on clothing from this time period, explore the different pieces of armour that would be worn in battle and heard all about the different types of medicines or treatments that was around during the Middle Ages.

 

We started our workshop off, looking at Lady Beaufort,marriages, religion and the difference in status between the rich and the peasants. Moving on from here, the children learned about the progression in design of the armour itself and how they would protect and even be used to attack by their owner. Finally, we were shown and told about some of the methods used for medicinal purposes back then and compared to now. 

 

Here are some words from our pupils:

 

"What I liked about the workshop, was wearing the armour and the facts about cures they had done a long time ago. I loved the workshop!" Zoheer

 

"Our workshop was amazing! There was really no doubt about it! We learnt most of the ways  for cures, including bloodletting and types of clothing including armour. It was great and I'm really happy that we learnt these things." Michelle

 

"I really enjoyed the workshop since they had real armour from 1066 to 1500s, but my favurite part was the part where we saw real live leeches which were used for bloodletting!" Rishi

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