Y2 Timelines

This afternoon in Year 2 we finished off our School Days topic by making a timeline of important dates in our school’s history. We were fascinated that the school closed due to a smallpox outbreak in 1870 and appalled that flushing toilets weren’t installed until 1902!

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Local history

Children in year one and two are learning about school in the past using primary sources including the photograph below of the old school shortly before it was demolished. We are developing our curriculum in KS2 so that children build on this and learn more about the history of the local area. There is a […]

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History detectives in Y2

This afternoon Year 2 got out their magnifying glasses and became history detectives. We are learning about what it as like at school in the past and today we focused on our own school. We dug through the school archives and found out lots of interesting facts by examining primary sources including photos, letters, old […]

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LKS2 History

Last week in history, LKS2 learnt about what ancient Rome was like and the Roman social hierarchy. Ancient Rome We did some research around what clothing, shopping, entertainment, schools and housing was like in Ancient Rome. Then, we presented our research to the class. Romans Social Hierarchy We learnt about who was who on the […]

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Mosaic Masters in LKS2

As a companion to our Emperors and Empires History topic, we’ve been looking at mosaics as an art form. We began by looking at examples of mosaics from Roman times and marvelled at how well-preserved some of them were. We looked at commonly-used border patterns and tried imitating them. We then saw how mosaics are […]

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History in Y2

This afternoon we became history detectives and used a variety of historical sources and artefacts to explore what school was like in the Victorian times.

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Evaluating our pottery in LKS2

LKS2 have spent several weeks designing, refining and making pots based on Prehistoric Bell Beaker pottery. This week, we used our analysis skills to ascertain what went well, what could have been improved and what was difficult about the process. The children also recorded the techniques involved in making their pots and were surprised by […]

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Through the Ages

LKS2 have been learning about the prehistoric period this half term. They have been busy creating their Horrible Histories magazines about the prehistoric period to showcase everything they know about The Stone Age, The Bronze Age and The Iron Age.

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