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10.10.16 - 14.10.16

What a lovely time we had in Eyam! We spent the day looking around the historic village learning more about The Plague. We visited The Boundary Stone and found out how the people of Stoney Middleton helped the villagers in Eyam survive. 

We spent time in the church and enjoyed looking at the artwork from 1666. In the museum, we learnt about different ways to cure The Plague and how the village of Eyam sacrificed themselves - in a similar way to Jesus. 

We looked at artefacts, including a mannequin of a Plague doctor and some scenes from Eyam in the 1600s.

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19.9.16 - 23.9.16

It's been a busy week for the Year 5s of Mettlesome Maugrim. Whilst the Year 6s have been away on their adventures, we have got stuck into a project week all about William Shakespeare. 

On Monday, we took part in a treasure hunt around Teversal Trail. We were looking for tokens to spend in school later in the week. That afternoon, we looked at Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 18' and wrote our own versions using ideas about Autumn. 

On Tuesday, we used laptops to research The Globe Theatre - the theatre that Shakespeare had built especially to showcase his plays. 

On Wednesday, we started to design our own models of The Globe and used the tokens we had found to 'buy' equipment and materials. We also did some fantastic black and white portraits of Shakespeare using charcoal and chalk. 

On Thursday, we started to build our models using a range of materials such as wood, fabrics and card. 

We're looking forward to the Year 6s returning from PGL tomorrow and hearing all about their exciting week. 

Have a lovely weekend, 

Miss Loker 

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12.9.16 - 16.9.16

Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble!

 

This week we had an introduction to the story of Macbeth. We used all of our deduction and inference skills to find out who killed King Duncan. The evidence all pointed to the guard but we saw through the set up. Macbeth was to blame and some of us even worked out that Lady Macbeth was not as innocent as she appeared. 

We are really enjoying the story of Macbeth and can't wait to find out what will happen now Macbeth is king.

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