For the past few weeks, Year 5 have been exploring ‘Why are we a United Kingdom?’ for their topic question.

Before we explore the attractions of our capital city, we have taken a journey through our country’s history to find out how we became a ‘United Kingdom’.

Starting with the Battle of Hastings, we acted out the events that lead to the victory of William I. After this, we discovered historical documents such as the the Bayeux Tapestry, the Domesday book and the Magna Carta. We took a closer look at our past monarchs, the crusades and even found out about the civil war and Oliver Cromwell!

Photos, writing and artwork can all be found on our own class blog, just follow the link http://tpsblackman.edublogs.org/tag/topic/