Y2 - We are Historians
Last week, year 2 travelled back in time. In 1605 a Catholic Lord received an unsigned letter telling him not to go to the opening of Parliament on 5th November. Why not? We wondered. Then we found out that on the 5th November 1605, the King's guards found Guy Fawkes in the cellar of the Houses of Parliament with thirty-six barrels of gunpowder. He was plotting to kill King James I!
In our minds, we travelled back hundreds of years. We put together WANTED posters to help to find and stop Guy Fawkes.
We brought ourselves back to the present day and continued to read about Guy Fawkes. We found out that he was actually caught by the guards. They tortured him until he told the truth. Once he told the truth, Guy Fawkes was executed.
We acted out the story of The Gunpowder Plot this afternoon. We enjoyed taking on the roles of the different plotters.