History should be concerned with stimulating the children’s interest and understanding about the life of people who lived in the past. We want the children to develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their local history along with an understanding of aspects of British history and of the wider world. We teach children to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today; we also teach the children to investigate these past events and, by so doing, develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem solving.
The children in Year 2 have loved learning all about the Great Fire of London! To finish of the unit, we designed and created projects designed by the Great Fire, portraying London before or after the events of 1666. We exhibited all of our amazing work together!
In term 2, Miss Burden and Mrs Herbert ran a History club for children in Year 2 and 3. We learnt all about WW2 with a focus on Bristol. We investigated artefacts using our detective skills to find out about them, compared Bristol during WW2 to now and made our own Anderson shelters and became evacuees! We finished off the unit with a walk around our local area, lead by Michael Gorely from Historic England.
Year 6 WW1 museum
Black History Month - October 2021
Across KS1 and KS2, we have been celebrating Black History Month! Miss Burden, Mrs Busby and Miss Goodman launched Black History month by delivering assemblies explaining what it is, how it started, why we celebrate it and why is it so important.
Throughout October, we will be learning about different significant individuals such as Carter G. Woodson, Mary Seacole, Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela. The children will be learning about their inspirational actions, speeches and lives and discover how and why they have had such a huge impact on Black History. As a class, they will have the opportunity to discuss how these individuals have changed the course of History, as well as the lives of so many people, over time.