Gunpowder plots, democracy and maps!
Making the most of our return to school on the 4th of November, we have started the term by learning the story of Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot.
Our focus this term is on the local area and changes in land use. We will find out about how national events can have a local impact, firstly by thinking about how news of the gunpowder plot would have reached Wantage in 1605 and then by learning about democracy and elections. We will use local maps from the 1600s, 1800s, 1900s and current satellite images to look at how Wantage has grown and we will think about how this has brought about changes in local trades. Linked to this, we will find out what being employed as an embroiderer might have been like when we make our own samplers. Science this term is light and shadows, whilst in maths we will finish the term with a focus telling the time.