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Autumn Term

 

This half term in History we are learning all about Changes within Living Memory. The children began the topic by looking at their own lives and how they have grown up and changed from being born to being in Year 1.

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We then looked at toys and how they have changed from the past to the present. We sorted lots of different photographs to look at the differences between them. During circle time some of the children shared their findings from a homework task when they were asked to speak to a member of their family about toys they had when they were younger. The children then shared their own favourite toy and wrote about it.
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This half term our History topic is 'The Gunpowder Plot'. We will be learning about why Bonfire Night is celebrated, who Guy Fawkes was and what happened to The Plotters. 

 

The children used chalks and pastels to create wonderful pictures of their own experiences of fireworks and Bonfire Night.  

We found out all about Guy Fawkes and some of the differences of how he lived compared to how we live today. The children also sequenced the events of the Gunpowder Plot.

Spring Term

 

This term we will be looking at 'A Study of A Famous Person' and to link with our Geography topic we will be learning all about Scott of the Antarctic. The children are very excited to learn all about this famous explorer. 

 

We started the topic by finding out about Antarctica and locating it on a world map which linked to our Geography topic. We then researched Robert Falcon Scott to find out why he is so famous. 

 

We looked carefully at each stage of Scott's expedition and put the events in the order that they happened. After learning about how Scott and his explorer friends died the children thought carefully about a survival kit that they would pack to go to Antarctica.

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Summer Term

 

This term our History topic is 'Holidays Now and Then'. The children will be discussing their own seaside experiences and identifying the features of a seaside place.

 

Later in the term we will also be using maps to find local seaside towns and will be studying them closely to find out how they have changed over the years.

 

For their homework the children will be making seaside jars and asking their parents and grandparents about their own seaside experiences. 

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