Notes from the class
What we have been learning...
Our topic is ‘We are Great’. We have been looking at the suffragette movement and how certain members changed how women were viewed. We looked particularly at Epsom Derby Races in June 1913 and the actions of Emily Davison. We acted out the spectators’ reactions and what King George V would have said. We freeze-framed these and then wrote down quotes to include in our newspaper reports. What do you think we could be thinking?
Finally, we had a lengthy discussion as to whether Emily Davison was killed as an accident or on purpose. We looked at the evidence and discussed how buying a return ticket could have been a reason why it was an accident or a cover up.
We are very proud of our newspaper reports and although it was hard work, we were really pleased with how they turned out. Please come and visit our classroom to read them in more detail. Our board is called ‘Deeds not Words’ because this was the slogan Emmeline Pankhurst and the suffragettes believed and used.