It has been an exciting start to the year for Van Gogh class. Over the past two weeks the children have had a trip to The Tower of London as part of their English and Theme topics for this half term. The children explored The Tower and were able to see the rich history available on their doorstep. They were able to see the Crown Jewels and the ‘Bloody Tower’ where Richard III confined his nephews the Two Princes to. We have yet to solve the mystery of what happened to the two young Princes.

They’ve had amazing lessons in English delving into the world of Shakespeare by reading an adaption of Richard III and are now writing their own diaries from the perspective of Richard III. The children spent time mapping the story and using drama to get a better understanding of the text before we started writing.

In Maths they’ve immersed themselves in learning about Place Value, Roman Numerals and Rounding Numbers. We even managed to take our Maths lesson out into the playground where the children became physical numbers as our introduction to rounding numbers.

This year Van Gogh class have the amazing opportunity of taking part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival, where they will get to perform Shakespeare’s Richard III on a professional stage at Stratford Circus. Their performance will take place on Thursday 14th November at 7pm. More details to follow soon……..