Throughout Spring 1, Team DB have focussed their History learning on World War One. We started our history unit by focussing on the outbreak of war and the countries that were involved. We looked at historical maps in order to locate these countries especially as some countries have changed their names in the last 100 years! This enabled us to incorporate some of our geography skills too, linking the two areas of learning together. Afterwards, we have learnt about the role of the British Empire in 1914 and this further developed our understanding as to why so many other countries became involved in the war due to their connections with Britain, looking at how vast the British Empire was in the early 20th Century. Following on from this, we looked at the use of propaganda when recruiting men and women and their job roles within the war. Our most recent lessons have focussed on the frontline and the trenches. In Spring 2, we will be predominately learning about the Ancient Greeks, however, there are still elements of WW1 that we will be learning about and of course, we will also be hosting our WW1 Day with Mr Fidment!
In history Team JF explored making timelines. To begin with we discussed dates, how to say them and where to start when ordering them. The children were able to use their knowledge of numbers to identify and order the dates from smallest to largest. From this, we discussed the significance of timelines and how they help us to piece together life and events of the past.
Team AC have been working on understanding the term ‘chronology’ to help with their understanding they have looked at how timelines are constructed and where each Era comes on a timeline. We have worked hard to understand the terms BCE (BC) and CE (AD) and how this works through different historical eras.
Our main focus so far has been to study the three different stages of the Stone Age; the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic eras. As part of this we have looked what changes occurred during these stages, why they occurred and how these changes have effected the way we live today. Next we will look at the development of the metal ages and their significance before finally moving on to explore the progression into the Roman era.
Team CB have been working really hard to understand the chronology through the ages. The class have explored where on a time line each Era comes, as well as working hard to understand how a timeline is constructed. We have looked at the key terminology of BC and AD and its relevance to other historical periods. Once the chronology of these Eras was clear, we have explored carefully the three time periods within the Stone Age; the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic eras. The class understand the varying durations of these time periods as well as that a Tsunami and the melting of the Ice Caps sparked the end of the Stone Age. We have specifically explored the tools used within the time and created our own adverts to persuade early humans to purchase one! The class are developing a really thorough understanding of these time periods and we can’t wait to explore further!
Throughout Spring 1, Team LF have focussed on World War One. We started our history unit by focussing on the outbreak of war and the countries involved. We looked at maps in order to locate these countries, which enabled us to incorporate some of geography skills too. Afterwards, we learnt about the role of the British Empire in 1914 and this further developed our understanding as to why so many other countries became involved in the war due to their connections with Britain. Following on, we looked at the use of propaganda in recruitment and the job roles within the war. Our most recent lessons have focussed on the frontline and the trenches. Whilst we will be predominantly learning about the Ancient Greeks next half term, there are still elements of WW1 that we will be learning about and of course, we will also be hosting our WW1 Day with Mr Fidment.
Team LL and AF have thoroughly enjoyed their history work this term. We have been finding out all about the Ancient Egyptians. We have looked at the role of archaeologists and explored the information that historical sources can provide. We have applied our map skills to find Egypt on a map and worked out when the Ancient Egyptians were around compared to other historical areas we have covered. So far we have explored, religion, the structure of society, everyday life and some of the incredible innovations from the time.
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