Since returning to school in September following partial school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been working hard to identify the areas of learning individual pupils may need to catch up on. As always, we are making core subjects the priority - particularly the basic skills of numeracy and literacy. However here at Wombwell Park Street, we are passionate about our broad, balanced and ambitious curriculum offer and feel now more than ever pupils need the opportunity to engage in a wide range of learning opportunities. Children will be accessing the full range of curriculum subjects this year. During the autumn and spring term subject leaders will be prioritising the key learning objectives and vocabulary to be covered in each subject. Class teachers will plan a range of integrated projects and lessons to ensure that all subjects are covered each term although there may be some reduction in frequency and objectives in the foundation subjects to allow pupils to catch up missed learning in the core subjects. By no later than summer term 2021 we are planning to be teaching the full range of subjects in their entirety as detailed in our comprehensive subject overviews. If you wish to discuss our current curriculum provision further do not hesitate to contact school and Mrs Longden Deputy Head can provide further information. Should you need any further information relating to provision in History, Miss Clementson and Mrs Allen will be happy to answer any questions.
This Friday to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE day, communities are holding a "stay at home VE day street party."
The details of the event are below. I hope you can join in!
Every year on VE day the country comes together to celebrate "Victory in Europe" when the Second World War ended in Europe. There are lots of programmes and resources online to learn lots more about this.
The National Museum of the Royal Navy is holding a virtual VE day and hosting a free online festival including a swing dance class, reenactors sharing stories and from the fighting and the Home Front and a sing-a-long concert.
The spirit and enthusiasm of that time is exactly what we need and are portraying now in this difficult time, so please join in and click on the link below!
This has become a unique time in history and to remember this time I have attached a workbook to make a "time capsule".
There are pages to add information about you and your family, your community and other events and interests.
I hope you take some time to complete some or all of this so you can look back at it in years to come.
The BBC Bitesize website has lots of great information for learning about history and there is a wide range of topics. There are a series of online lessons that you can use at home. There are lessons for KS1 and KS2 within each section.
This link is to the history section where you can explore the different lessons.
Here are the links to the sections within the history pages.
Significant people - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf49q6f
Periods in history - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqnsgk7
Themes - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zdhp34j
The Historical Association have a "Write your own historical fiction competition" so if you enjoy history and writing stories then this is for you! All of the details are explained on the website and it explains what the judges are looking for and the entry rules. If you are thinking of entering please have a look at the website and Mrs Allen and Miss Clementson would love to read your stories too!
The Spring term was our History term at Park Street and each class loved their history topic! It was so inspiring to see such a passion for history throughout school and see how much was achieved.
With that in mind here are some links for you to use for learning at home. There is a wealth of information on the internet to inspire young minds so please take time to visit each site and look at the different topics.
The history overview is on the main history page of the website so you can see the objectives for each year group but please feel free to explore all topics and immerse yourself in the subject!
All websites will need careful monitoring from parents due to some topic content and links to other sites so please be mindful of this.
This site has a wealth of information about a range of topics. It shows key artefacts and uses good key vocabulary for each topic. There is also a quiz to take part in when you have read about your favourite topic.
Horrible Histories is a fantastic way to learn about history with a bit of humour too! There are lots of different activities and links to watch clips and episodes of the show. There are songs and quizzes and it covers a wide range of historical topics.
National Geographic Kids covers a range of topics including Ancient Greece, the Titanic, the Vikings and famous people such as Rosa Parks. A brilliant site for learning about your favourite history topics.
This YouTube channel teaches about cooking in the past. Mrs Crocombe teaches you how to cook through videos and it would be lovely to try this as a family! The cucumber ice cream looks interesting! There are also other videos including links to English Heritage places to visit and fashion tutorials.
You may need to click on the correct key stage for learning activities and information on this site as some are aimed at Secondary school children. There are also some videos to watch and recipes to try.
This website includes topics from the Celts right up to modern day history. There are many key questions and facts to learn and key vocabulary is explained well.
This site is split into sections so you can learn about World History or focus on different countries within the United Kingdom. You can learn about different era's and famous people. Clicking on British History will open a lot of topics. There are also daily history lessons with links to videos.
The BBC website has lots of information although is down at the minute so I will add the key stage links separately when it is back up and running.
We are forever sharing learning resources on our Twitter page @WombwellParkSt
Check it out for some fantastic History activities, as well as activities for other subject areas.
Today in Teams WM and CC, we have had some very exciting visitors from the Escafeld Medieval Society. They came to help us with our learning about the story of Robin Hood. We had a visit from The Sheriff of Nottingham and Little John among others.
The children got to experience and hold some real weapons including different sized swords, axes, a mace, chain mail and shields. They were amazed to find out how heavy they are. The Sheriff of Nottingham told us about how he would have used them including using his sword to eat his food!
We then had a go at archery in the hall using real bow and arrows! The children tried so hard to hit the target and enjoyed cheering each other on,
Finally we were able to watch a battle between the characters. We had such an exciting day and learnt so much about life long ago! It was very different from our life today.
Taking a break from our current history topic on the Ancient Egyptians, Team LL were set a challenge. It is widely known Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tensing conquered Mt Everest in 1953. However, could it be possible that maybe...just maybe 29 years earlier a couple of English explorers made it to the top in 1924. To this day historians and mountaineers are still debating as to whether or not George Mallory and Andrew Irvine could actually have made it to the top all those years ago. Team LL spent the day taking on the role of historians, archaeologists and detectives looking at a wide range of evidence, exploring the implications and drawing their own conclusions.
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