History

Year 3 – History

Year 3 – History

Children learned about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age as part of British History. One of the areas they focused on was Skara Brae. Uncovered by a storm in 1850, Skara Brae gives a remarkable picture of life 5,000 years ago, before Stonehenge was built!

Key Facts

British history at Key Stage 2 starts with the Stone Age. Historians and archaeologists disagree about when exactly the Stone Age started and ended, but an estimated date according to evidence is around 8-10,000 BC until 4000BC. Cheddar Man is the oldest complete human skeleton to be found in Britain, dating from 7150 BC. The Iron Age starts in around 200BC and has continued ever since!

Further Learning and Quiz

https://www.history.org.uk/primary/categories/the-stone-age-to-the-iron-age

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/members-area/kids/quizzes-and-games/stone-age-quiz/

 

Year 3 – Writing

Year 3 – Writing

Children have been learning how to write a brochure in our literacy lessons. The context was Newcastle and Gateshead. Children learned how to write persuasively by using persuasive adjectives, the power of three, direct address, photographs, personification, and rhetorical questions i.e. are you tired of sitting in front of the TV? Are you tired of… Continue Reading

Forest School

Forest School

Year 5 encapsulated the Ancient Greeks as they made cinematic history starring in an iconic remake of The Real Story of the Olympic Games! A colossal gathering of Greek Gods & Goddesses travelled to honour Zeus, revel at the banquets & ceremonies before competing in the games. A host of Oscar winning performances with rave… Continue Reading

Forest School

Forest School

Year 4 got into character & starred in an epic drama in Forest School between The Roman army & the barbarians of Boudicca’s Tribe. The Romans constructed the Roman wall & marched north where they encounter the barbaric Celts! Boudicca’s tribe fought valiantly but the Romans were strong in numbers & conquered their land adding… Continue Reading

Forest School

Forest School

This term Forest School has been full of activities to do with teamwork, resilience, independence, confidence & creativity. Forest School has even hosted The Romans & Ancient Greeks! All the children have worked on activities to develop trust & teamwork using blindfolds, hoops & completing scavenger hunts. Using natural materials Year 6 created scenes from… Continue Reading

Black History Month in Year 4

Black History Month in Year 4

In October, every class celebrates Black History Month. Year 4 looked at lots of significant black figures of the past and present. We paid special attention to Emperor Septimius Severus; a black Roman Emperor whose greatest achievement was the rebuilding of Hadrian’s Wall. We spent a lesson researching him as we try to incorporate diversity in… Continue Reading