Humanities

Hello and welcome back to the Humanities section of the website!

We had a highly successful and thoroughly engaging (for both children and adults alike!) history unit last term!

Let’s briefly outline and share our successes:

Year 1 and 2

Year 1 and 2 travelled back in time to the Victorian period. They looked at artefacts and at similarities and differences between toys and school life then and now. They even had a chance at experiencing school life in a Victorian school. They took themselves and the school back to 1901!

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Year 3 and 4


Year 3 and 4 time travelled back to the Ancient Egyptian times. The unit was started as archaeologists to determine what period they were stepping back into.

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Once there, we spent time understanding the concept of chronology; there was problem solving; looking at ancient artefacts; understanding what life was like for the Ancient Egyptians and even a chance to walk in Howard Carter’s shoes as he discovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb. The tomb even had a Tutankhamun lying in wait (played by our very own Year 4 teacher, Leilani).

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Year 3 and  4 also went to the British Museum for a workshop understanding the Ancient Egyptian beliefs on the afterlife!

Year 5

This year, the year 5s looked at two very different areas of history. The first was a short project looking at the plague and its effect on London. To step into class that morning, children risked catching the Black Death! Amidst the stench of death and rats scurrying about their feet, they managed to identify the areas worst hit in London and produce an informative leaflet on this horrific killer of a disease. 

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After the excitement of Cardfields, Year 5 returned to start work on the Ancient Greeks. We developed our skills of interpretation and analysis through exploring a range of artefacts. This included a trip to the British Museum! We even got to get into role and re-enact the Olympics 776BC!

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Year 6

The Yr 6 stepped back into another ancient civilisation to 250AD – the Maya. Here they too explored and developed the skills of analysis and interpretation through a range of artefacts and evidence found from this period. They independently researched areas of Mayan life that was of interest to them and spent time producing beautifully crafted and worded non-chronological reports (which links with English!).

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They also made links with the Ancient Romans and were amazed to discover how advanced they were and the important impact they contributed to the modern world!

 

 

 

 

 

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