History

History

At English Martyrs we follow the Primary National Curriculum for History in England. We track our progress here.

History is the study of evidence about the past and plays an essential part in preparing us for living and working in a contemporary world. It gives us a sense of identity, set within our social, political, cultural and economic relationships.

The National Curriculum states that “A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.” 

Here are a few useful websites to support the teaching of History:

www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/games/

www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/ www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/history/

www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2history.html

www.historyforkids.net/

Titanic

Year 1 and 2 have been learning about the Titanic this term. As part of our homework we created some dioramas linked to the Titanic. We created different parts of the ship including the boiler room, different bedrooms and some models of the whole ship! 

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Ancient Egypt

During Advent 1, year 4 have been learning about the ancient Egyptian civilisation. The topic started with a tomb appearing in the classroom which the children explored and discovered a mummy! 

For homework, the children were also asked to research and answer their own enquiry questions relating to the Egyptian Pyramids. Once they had finished researching, they chose how they would like to present their information. We had home-made pyramids, mummified monkeys and cats, a sugar cube pyramid, powerpoints, videos and even a stop motion video!

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Mr Gibson came in to share his Viking artifacts with us, we hot seated him and he was able to answer our questions from the point of view of a Viking warrior.  It was a great experience.