Each of our topics is introduced with a question, over the half term we do lots of different learning in order to answer the question. Children are encouraged to think for themselves and include their own opinions in their answering of the question. We make it clear that there is no right or wrong answer, it's completely up to them how they answer the question, they just have to explain their answer.
Why was the Henry VIII so famous?
In the first half term, we learnt all about Tudor life. In particular, Henry VIII and the impact he had. At the end of our topic, the children answered the question they were originally asked at the beginning of the half term - Why was Henry VIII so famous?
One child wrote, 'I think Henry VIII was so famous because of how many wives he had, because he destroyed monasteries and because of how many people he ordered to be beheaded'.
Another child wrote, 'I think Henry VIII was so famous because he was England's worst king, he had people beheaded, he hired someone to wipe his bum, he divorced his wives, he didn't share his money with the poor, he destroyed the monasteries and because he thought the wrong kind of child were girls!'.
How did the Romans survive without electricity?