Year 6 - Château de Versailles
Year 6 have been named after the French Palace, Chateau de Versailles. This exquisite building lies just outside of Paris and was originally a hunting lodge used by King Louis XIII of France. The building, that has become a much visited museum today, was renovated to become the residence of the royal family and the French political seat where King Louis XIV ruled his country. We will be exploring this amazing chateau's history and the people that lived there through the years. We will find inspiration for our artwork through Louis XIV's stunning decoration and visionary design within the palace and explore the extraordinary gardens that were the most magnificent example of original landscaping in Europe. The palace is now a World Heritage site.
In IPC this half term year 6 will be studying the topic of 'The Holiday Show'. We will be finding out about the impact that our choice of holiday and travel destination can have on the human and physical environment.
This topic allows for cross curricular learning; in Geography and we will be researching a local tourist attraction and tourist hot spots around the world and their impact on regions, countries and cultures. In History we will create a history tour of our local area using IT devices.
We are currently creating presentations for Ms Cooke to observe and decide where her next 'City Break' could be!
This topic has a fun, interesting theme which will widen the children's views about the bigger picture of tourism as a global phenomenon.