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Term 3 - Peasants, Princes and Pestilence

Lock your doors and pull up the drawbridge: the dreaded great Pestilence is here.

In this topic, children will meet a strange character called Pestilence and use a range of sources to research the symptoms of the Black Death. Geography skills will help us to understand why it came to Britain and why it spread so quickly. Through investigation, we will discover the effects of bacteria on the human body. We will research the “cures” for the plague. Cross-curricular writing will enable our children to empathise with children in other historical periods through diary writing, whilst their knowledge will be further embedded through drama performances to convey their understanding to an audience.

Term 3 - Peasants, Princes and Pestilence 


The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes 


A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066. England in the time of the Black Death.


Name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom and Europe;


People of God - How can following God bring freedom and justice?


Castles (Design, Make, evaluate)


Water colour illuminated letters


Explore The Plague


Pied Piper songs

Tudor music and instruments.

Harry Potter

Written composition.