History and English - Autumn 2023
Our History and English Masterclasses aim to bring together like-minded Year 5 children (Year 6 in the Autumn Term) from local primary schools to explore these subjects in an exciting and innovative way. Based around the theme of the history of Kimbolton Castle, the activity-based sessions aim to foster imagination plus drama and writing skills against the backdrop of the School’s unique historical setting.
In Summer Term 2023 we will be holding two identical courses (‘Aragon’ and ‘Popham’) of six sessions. The dates are as follows:
- Saturday 29 April: A Medieval Fortified Manor House
Break for Coronation of Charles III
- Saturday 13 May: An Imprisoned Queen
- Saturday 20 May: Kimbolton and the Gunpowder Plot
Break for Kimbolton School Speech Day and Half Term (27 May and 3 June)
- Saturday 10 June: The Earl of Manchester at War
- Saturday 17 June: Pellegrini and Glorious Revolution
- Saturday 24 June: The Great Rebuilding – Vanbrugh at Kimbolton
Each session runs for one hour with the timings outlined in the table below. Please note that the timings are the same as those for the Mathematics Masterclasses but different to the Sciences ones. The first meeting will start with a short briefing for parents.
|Aragon Course||Popham Course|
|Week(s)||Intro Briefing||Class||Final Presentation||Intro Briefing||Class||Final Presentation|
|2 to 5||0900-1000||1030-1130|
Although each session is independent of the others, we expect children to attend all the Masterclasses in their course. There is no charge but places are limited and we cannot guarantee a place for every child who applies.
We have written to the headteachers of participating schools to invite them to nominate suitable children. The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 19 June. We will email all parents/carers by the evening of Wednesday 28 June with news of the allocation of places. Please check your junk/spam box if you have not heard from us by this date. Our next series after this one will be in Spring Term 2024 for 2023-24 Year 5 pupils.