Policy: History Policy
Staff Co-ordinator: Miss K. Hepple
Link Governor: Mrs. L. Johns
Statement of Intent:
Why are castles significant in the North East? – In History, the children have been trying to answer the question, ‘Why are castles significant in the North East?’ They have been exploring castles using topic related vocabulary and have used interactive maps to name and locate some of the most well-known castles in the UK and the North East. We have investigated when and why castles were built and how they have changed over time.
Black History Month – Class 1 have also been doing lots of work around Black History Month this week. The children wrote a fact-file about Nicola Adams.
What caused the Great Fire of London? – Over the last few weeks, in History, the children have been trying to answer the question, ‘What caused the Great Fire of London?’ They have been sorting images, finding about life and the fire service in 1666, writing newspaper reports, redesigning the city and even interviewing the King himself! The children have become very inquisitive Historians!
Mary Seacole – Class 3 have been doing lots of work around Black History Month this week. The children all wrote a card to thank Mary Seacole for all of the work she had done to help the lives of others.
How did the Roman Empire begin? – We started our Roman topic this week by locating where the Roman Empire started. Children successful used an Atlas to, first locate Italy and then find Rome. We listened to two stories which told of how the Empire started and children had to decide which was a Legend and which was the truth. Children had a fantastic debate about which story was the legend and finally came to the correct conclusion. They then had time to write up their own recounts of each story and create some fantastic illustrations to go with their writing.
The Ancient Egyptians – Class 5 are studying Ancient Egypt in History in Term 1. We are comparing Ancient Egypt to a modern day comparison as well as looking at Pharos, pyramids, farming and the importance of the River Nile. As the term goes on we will thinking about why the pyramids were built and who they were built for as well as looking at the Ancient Egyptian writing known as hieroglyphics.