We finished the book on medieval architecture this week and are two thirds through the history book, which we shall finish next term. We looked the the cartoon software package “Creaza” and will incorporate this into our Viking Heritage project next term.
Some pupils found the history quite hard going, but I am pleased at the way they have incorporated the web 2.0 tools into their work as a matter of course. We have now had an overview of the wars of religion and the philosophical basis for humanism. Next term we shall take this further, looking at the writings of Michel de Montaigne, the paintings of Pieter Brueghel and the origins of colour in painting and how different hues and tones were developed. In association with our Italian partners we shall also look at some of stories from James Joyce’s collection “Dubliners”.