Walk the plank ye spluttering scoundrels! It’s going to be hot on your desert islands this week, could you make a shelter out of sheets outside? What about having a picnic and spying some friends who are more than two metres away by telescope? Remember, if you’re not at school I have recommended a great […]Read More Preschool 22/6
Artists have created art that tells the story of their time in many ways. This artist even had a song made about his style of painting because the people and animals looked like ‘matchstalk men and matchstalk cats and dogs’. These little stick figures look very busy. What can you see them doing? Can you […]Read More Preschool 7/5 Mr Wilson’s Collective Worship blog at 10am today.
We are inspiring the children’s curiosity to know more about the past by putting them into the role of detective. In order to spark discussions about similarities and differences and to help them understand methods of historical enquiry, we have been looking at how we know about different periods of History. We learned what sources […]Read More LKS2 History detectives
Over the last 2 weeks, year 4 have been working on an animation project linked to our topics- the Ancient Greeks. First, we had to plan our story (Icarus and Daedalus) , and decide what backdrop and models we would have to design, and then we made them. We used crafting techniques to make the […]Read More Icarus and Daedalus animations
We read about many famous Greeks, like Pythagoras, Archimedes and Alexander the Great, and discussed their achievements and their influence on the western world. We made our own too trump cards that compared their different traits- intelligence, power and legacy. Afterwards, we mind mapped ‘what the Greeks have done for us’ and placed events on […]Read More Famous Greeks
Year 1 had a roar-some time in the wildlife area this afternoon, creating prehistoric terrains for their dinosaurs. They used a variety of natural material to create small worlds that looks similar to how our planet might have looked during the Triassic, Jurassic or Cretaceous periods.Read More Y1’s prehistoric terrains
Years 3 and 4 have started a new History topic – the Ancient Greeks. We have begun by reminding ourselves of the ways in which historians use different sources of evidence to find out about the past and how we need to ask questions to establish how reliable these sources are. We have also started […]Read More How ancient are the Ancient Greeks?
The children were set the task of creating a holiday itinerary for a family of 4 who wanted to travel to Mexico. Their first task involved scheduling and budgeting for a flight to and booking a hotel in Mexico’s capital: Mexico City. They then had to plan 6 days of fun incorporating our learning about […]Read More Year 5 and 6 Mexican Innovate
In history this afternoon, we introduced Years 5 and 6 to the Maya. We started off the lesson by thinking about where we would place the Ancient Maya on a timeline then added in other significant dates from our previous history learning. The children remembered when WW2 was, remembered the date of The Great Fire […]Read More The Wonders of the Ancient Maya
Today KS1 learnt about the history of space travel. Each mixed group of Year 1 and 2s were given an event in space history. They looked at images on the ipad and illustrated their event. With our illustrations we presented our space travel history facts and created a giant timeline in the playground, putting the […]Read More The History of Space Travel in KS1