This topic will take us through the ages of English and British monarchy from AD871 to the present day. We will be using timelines, exploring royal palaces and castles, using portraits and other historical sources to build up an understanding of monarchs and their varying powers. Six significant sovereigns have been chosen to study in more depth, starting with Alfred the Great, who was born locally in Wantage and finishing with Elizabeth II. Some aspects of study will build on the work completed in Year 1 as part of the Bright Lights, Big City topic.
We will be taking virtual tours of palaces and castles, diving into an immersive audio experience in a castle, using our history detective skills to find out about monarchs from their portraits and learning more about Queen Victoria's bathing machine.