History and English - Autumn 2021
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.
Subject to any government Covid-19 restrictions permitting, in Autumn Term 2021 we will be holding two identical courses (‘Aragon’ and ‘Popham’) of six sessions. The dates are as follows:
- Saturday 11 September: A Medieval Fortified Manor House
- Saturday 18 September: An Imprisoned Queen
- Saturday 25 September: The Earl of Manchester at War
Break for Kimbolton School Open Morning (2 October)
- Saturday 9 October: Kimbolton and the Gunpowder Plot
Break for Kimbolton School Field Weekend (16 October) and Half Term (23 and 30 October)
- Saturday 6 November: The Great Rebuilding – Vanbrugh at Kimbolton
- Saturday 13 November: Pellegrini and Glorious Revolution
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 headteachers of participating schools to invite them to nominate suitable children. The deadline for applications is 9am on Wednesday 30 June; we will email all parents/carers by the evening of Thursday 15th July to inform them of their success or otherwise in obtaining a place. 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 2022 for 2021-22 Year 5 pupils.
Joining instructions for successful applicants plus an aide-mémoire for parents will be added below in July.