Oak Class Year 5

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This term we are learning about the Medieval Period through the theme Peasants, Princes and Plagues.
 
So far we have written to the king to persuade him not to send us to fight the Green Knight. We have also written non-chronological reports about life as a squire. During our foundation subjects, we have looked at the key events of the medieval period,  drawn our own bayeux tapestry and learned some of the Young Voices songs in preparation for the big event in January!
During Writing and Reading, we are looking at a book called Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. 
 
Here is a summary of the book so far:
 

It’s Christmas time at King Arthur’s court, and all the knights and ladies have gathered to celebrate and feast. Arthur, however, refuses to eat until he has witnessed something marvelous or heard a great adventure story. Luckily, just when everyone’s sitting down to eat, a mysterious, gigantic stranger with emerald-green skin and clothing bursts into the hall. As if that was not weird enough, he's riding a gigantic green horse and carrying an elaborately-decorated axe.

The Green Knight announces that he’s come to test the honor of the legendary knights of the round table, and proposes a game: he will withstand a single axe-blow from the hands of one knight, as long as that knight agrees to meet him in a year and a day to receive an axe-blow in return. Stunned by the total weirdness of his request, no one volunteers.....