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Year 4 - notre-dame de paris  


Notre-Dame de Paris (meaning "Our Lady of Paris"), also known as Notre-Dame Cathedral or simply Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the fourth borough of Paris, France. The cathedral is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. It is famous for it’s flying buttress, the enormous and colourful rose windows, and the naturalism  of its sculptural decoration all set it apart from earlier Romanesque architecture.

The cathedral was begun in 1160 and largely completed by 1260, though it was changed frequently in the following centuries. In the 1790s, Notre-Dame suffered desecration during the French Revolution when much of its religious imagery was damaged or destroyed. Soon after the publication of Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 1831, popular interest in the building revived. A major restoration project supervised by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc began in 1845 and continued for twenty-five years. Beginning in 1963, the facade of the Cathedral was cleaned of centuries of soot and grime, returning it to its original colour. Another campaign of cleaning and restoration was carried out from 1991-2000.​ 


This term, Year 4 will be learning about Temples, Tombs and Treasure: The people who helped create the first great civilisations were not unlike you and me. Today we can learn a lot about these people and their way of life through the things they left behind – from everyday objects to magnificent and rare treasures. We will be looking at the lives of the Ancient Egyptians.

In History we will be learning about: 

 - What daily life was like in Ancient Egypt
 - How to write using Egyptian hieroglyphics
 - About the different rulers of Egypt
 - About Ancient Egyptian religion and burials
 - How the Ancient Egyptians might have built the pyramids
 - About the treasures discovered in Tutankhamun’s tomb

 We will also be making our own Egyptian Sarcophagi on our DT day.