History & Geography

Ladybirds Visit Scarborough

The Year 1/2 Ladybirds had a brilliant time on their school trip to Scarborough. We had the chance to explore the beach and build sandcastles. We had an adventure on a pirate ship and even got the opportunity to see a pod of dolphins in the sea. We then had a ride on a donkey and a yummy ice cream to end an amazing day. We had such a good time.

A Crown fit for a Druid

This week, the Tigers have been extending their knowledge of British history and have now moved forward to The Iron Age. Today, we learnt about the rich, Celtic history of Britain and the Druids who ruled over them. The Tigers were tasked with creating a crown fit for a Druid – using materials only found in nature.

 

Year 5 Trip to Creswell Crags

The Year 5 Tigers enjoyed an amazing day out to Creswell Crags. We learnt many interesting facts about Stone Age Britain and discovered the caves where people lived all those years ago. We even learnt many skills which would have been vital to surviving in those prehistoric times.

The Bronze Age

The children researched different aspects of the Bronze Age. After that, they used Publisher to create their own pages of a non-fiction book. Next, the children will edit and evaluate what they have done so far before completing their work and publishing their final drafts.

The Foxes’ Jorvik Viking Experience

The Year 3 Foxes have been learning about the chorology of British history, so we were lucky to go on a school trip to the Jorvik Viking Centre to explore Viking life and times. First, there was a ride which taught us lots about Viking homes, cooking, tools, trade and medicine. After this, we went to DIG to be archaeologists by carefully uncovering artifacts, bones and other clues about what it must have been like to be a Viking. In our final workshop, we learned Norse and Old English, heard some kennings and looked at Viking Mythology. It was a fantastic day out and we learnt so much!
 

Martin Luther King

We are finding out about the inspirational life of Martin Luther King Jr. Our mission: To share our thoughts on how he impacted our world, to give opinions and to reflect on the ‘power of words’. Mrs. Sutton was inspired by the children’s knowledge, understanding and compassion.

The Power of Vocabulary

The Leopards have been learning about where some of our energy comes from and they watched some animations which contained lots of technical vocabulary. The children made note of words that they thought were good ones to steal or that they did not know the meaning of. Then, they used dictionaries or experts around class to find out what the words meant.

Spring Walk 

The Sunflowers and Daffodils had a wonderful time on their Spring Walk in our local area. They were amazing at spotting signs of Spring. They saw so many different flowers and plants and even learnt lots of new words, including catkin and rapeseed. The grownups were so proud of how sensible they all were and how polite they were to people passing by. Well done everyone!

London Landmarks 

This half term, the Year 1 Caterpillars are learning all about London landmarks as part of their ‘Fire! Fire!’ topic. We have started all the way back in 1666 with The Great Fire of London and we have been comparing what London looked like in 1666 with the present day!

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