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.
This half term Year 6 are focusing on the topic 'Making the News'. This will include drama workshops involving journalism and how the news is delivered. There will be opportunities for the children to investigate news items from around the world and discover the different elements of writing news reports.
We will be researching the history of news making and the media and how it has grown into what we know today, including elements of serious news and the more modern phenomenon of celebrity news and how it has changed how we perceive what is is important in the world. To build connections with our English reading text we will be explore the history of the news during World War I and the influence the reporting had on society.