This term we have been learning about Roundheads and Cavaliers. At the beginning of the topic the children looked at the events that caused the civil war, examining why it happened. The children then learned about the two sides; the cavaliers, lead by King Charles I and the roundheads, who were lead by the parliamentarians and Oliver Cromwell. The children considered their similarities and differences and what their beliefs were. Using role play, the children recreated the trial of Charles I, having learned how the war came to an end. Next, the children will learn in more detail about the key figures (King Charles and Oliver Cromwell) and will use their knowledge to write biographies. One of our recent highlights was when the children performed their Maypole dance routine during the school’s annual dance showcase. The children demonstrated great teamwork and communication to perform with great timing and confidence. In Science, the children have been learning about light and shadow. They have been examining which materials are good at reflecting light and making dark shadows.