We hope you've all had a really good Christmas holiday and you've managed to avoid a cold virus or the flu. If you have been coughing however, spare a thought for the villagers of 15th century Eyam and be thankful that it wasn't the bubonic plague!! Yes, our new topic is to learn about this extraordinary plague village.
In 1665 a tailor from Eyam ordered a bale of cloth from London to make up into clothes for the villagers, unwittingly triggering a chain of events that led to 260 Eyam villagers dying from bubonic plague – more than double the mortality rate suffered by the citizens of London in the Great Plague.
Between the first death and the last, the villagers set an extraordinary and enduring example of self-sacrifice by sealing off the village from the surrounding areas to prevent the disease spreading.
Homework will be set every Thursday and will involve your child completing two Maths activities on My Maths- if you do not have access to the internet at home there are plenty of opportunities to complete it school; My Maths club is on Wednesday lunchtime and Homework club is on a Thursday evening.
Literacy homework will be set each term and each child will be asked to complete 3 tasks from the grid before half term, and a further 3 after half term. If you have any queries, please feel free to come and talk to us at the end of the school day.
Games and PE –football
ICT – Coding/Internet Research
Art/ DT – Eyam
PE/Games) will be on a Tuesday - Please make sure you have outdoor kit ready.
You will need:
White polo T-Shirt
Dark tracksuit/jogging bottoms and top (outdoor) dark shorts (indoor)
Trainers (outdoor) plimsoles (indoor)
Long hair tied up
If you are forgetful you may find it useful to keep your kit in school all week and only take it home on a Friday to be washed.
Don't forget to practise those times tables on TTrockstars. You could become a Rock Legend!
Don't forget to keep getting those planners signed each time you read to try to get your High Fives. Let's try and get lots more High Five Awards this term! Remember every book you read will count towards The Class Reading Pile Challenge!