Year 6 - Château de Versailles
Year 6 have been named after the French Palace, Chateau de Versailles. This exquisite building lies just outside of Paris and was originally a hunting lodge used by King Louis XIII of France. The building, that has become a much visited museum today, was renovated to become the residence of the royal family and the French political seat where King Louis XIV ruled his country. We will be exploring this amazing chateau's history and the people that lived there through the years. We will find inspiration for our artwork through Louis XIV's stunning decoration and visionary design within the palace and explore the extraordinary gardens that were the most magnificent example of original landscaping in Europe. The palace is now a World Heritage site.
Over the next half term Chateau de Versailles class are following the IPC unit that focuses on 'myths and legends'. We will be researching myths and legends throughout history and investigating where and why they came about. We will be creating our own mythical characters and writing stories about them that include a moral message.
We will be finding out about where in the world different myths originated and how they have influenced people's beliefs, to extend this learning I am hoping to take the class to the British Museum and the National Gallery to further explore the influence of myths and legend throughout history and art. Alongside this we will be using role play and drama to bring a variety of myths and legends to life.