History and English - Summer 2019
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 2019 we will be holding two identical courses (‘Aragon’ and ‘Popham’) of six sessions. The dates are as follows:
- Saturday 27 April : A Medieval Fortified Manor House
Break for Bank Holiday weekend (4 May)
- Saturday 11 May : An Imprisoned Queen
- Saturday 18 May : The Earl of Manchester at War
Break for Kimbolton School Speech Day and Half Term (25 May and 1 June)
- Saturday 8 June : Kimbolton and the Gunpowder Plot
- Saturday 15 June : The Great Rebuilding – Vanbrugh at Kimbolton
- Saturday 22 June : 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 of 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 head teachers of participating schools to invite them to nominate suitable children. The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 25 March; we will then email all parents/carers to inform them of their success or otherwise in obtaining a place. Our next series after this one will be in Autumn Term 2019 for 2019-20 Year 6 pupils.
Joining instructions for successful applicants plus an aide-memoire for parents will be added below in the near future.