This half term we are learning all about 'Changes within Living Memory' in History. We began our topic by learning that History is events that have happened in the past. The children looked at their own lives and how they have changed and grown up since being born.
We then started looking at toys. The children brought their favourite toy into school and explained to the class why it was their favourite and the materials it is made out of. We then looked at toys from the past and how they have changed. For their homework the children interviewed their parents and grandparents to find out which toys they played with when they were younger. We would like to say a big thank you to the families who sent photographs in for us to look at!
This half term our History topic is 'The Gunpowder Plot'. The children will be learning all about why Bonfire Night is celebrated, who Guy Fawkes was and what happened to the Plotters.
The children will find out about Guy Fawkes and some of the differences about how he lived compared to how we live today. They will also sequence the events of the Gunpowder Plot.
This term the children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about Scott of the Antarctic as our study of a famous person. We started by locating Antarctica on a world map to link to our Geography topic. The children identified what the weather is like and the animals that live there.
We then researched Robert Falcon Scott to discover why he is a famous explorer. The children discovered that he went to Antarctica to collect penguin eggs.
Mr Hull, from a local high school, visited us in Special Interest Week and told us all about his own polar expedition. He showed the children some photographs of a wooden hut like the one Scott and his friends stayed in during their journey. It was very interesting!
We have also looked at each stage of Scott's expedition and put these events into the correct order.