City of Culture Week in 4 Blue

To finish off our learning this week, 4 Blue took part in a range of activities, consolidating their learning and working as a team together.

To start the day, we used our Maths skills to count money and calculate taxes. This demonstartion helped the children to understand how the taxes in Coventry were unjust.
We understood the reasons behind Lady Godiva’s protest. We used our values knowledge and used our money skills, paying taxes for their cities.

We discussed the taxes of the cities and why they are important, as we compared the different prices. We used empathy to think about how the people of Coventry would feel for not being able to pay their taxes.

We spent time reading a story all about Lady Godiva, learning about the story behind the Coventry legend.

Children made sculptures representing the BH values, teamwork, kindness, knowledge and respect.
We used wire and modroc to create our sculptures. We used teamwork, tenacity, respect and resilience.


Children created a roll on the wall, writing how they thought people felt at the time of the protest. Around the outside of their roll on the wall, they described the character’s appearance.


We created TV news reports to explain what had happened and to interview Lady Godiva. Children had to empathise with Lady Godiva and understand her motives.

Answer the questions below as a blog comment.
1) How do you think the people of Coventry felt?
2) Share something you have learnt this week about Lady Godiva.
3) Which values have you shown this week?
4) Which skills have you used and how are you going to use these in your learning of history further?




5 thoughts on “City of Culture Week in 4 Blue

  1. 1. I think the people of Coventry felt cross and a little unhappy about the city’s that had a lot more money than others. I think they felt upset because some city’s were very poor.

    2. Two facts I have learned about Lady Godiva is that she ride around town without any clothes on in Coventry. Another fact is that she has long blonde hair.

    3. We have shown respect, teamwork, tenacity and resilience.

    4. The skills that we have used is researching and explaining, these skills can help us in the future. If you want to write a non -fiction story you need to research facts. Also if you want to be someone that gets interviewed you have to have good explaining skills.

  2. 1.They have felt anxiously petrified.
    2.Lady Godiva was an Anglo-Saxon before the Normans she was a noblewomen she was completly bare nude.
    3.I have shown tenacity by never giving up
    4.I use subtracting to find more.

  3. The people of Coventry felt thankful because all the taxes were abolished.
    Lady Godiva was a Anglo Saxon noble woman who rode naked through the streets of Coventry, in England, covering herself only with her long hair, in order to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants
    I have shown teamwork and resilience.

  4. 1 ) How do you think the people of Coventry felt?
    i think when the taxes got down the poor people of Coventry felt thankful for Lady Godiva
    2) Share something you have learnt this week about Lady Godiva.
    lady Godiva was born in in 990 ad .
    3) Which values have you shown this week?
    teamwork .
    4) Which skills have you used and how are you going to use these in your learning of history further?
    taking away .

  5. 1. Lady Godiva felt proud because someone was representing them and using their power to stand up for them.
    2. I found out that lady godiva was a powerful woman that took risks to help her people.
    3. This week we learnt about working as a team and caring also respecting each other.
    4. Use Researching skills tell more details what we are learning.

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