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Curriculum:

 

At the Rosary Catholic Primary School, we provide a rich and engaging History Curriculum. We encourage our children to investigate and report on the past through research and enquiry, as well as looking at a range of sources, which helps them to provide evidence of their findings.

 

Please see the History topics that will be covered over the year and also a list of websites that you can visit to research the topics further.

 

Please also encourage your children to look at other sources for information. For example: A visit to the Library to read books, newspapers and journals or visit to the local Museum or place of interest where they can engage with artefacts and other information from the past. Try to encourage your children to discuss what they have been learning in these topics as this will enable them to make further progress at home and in school.

Date for your diaries:

 

On Friday 6th July, the whole school will be participating in a creative 'History through the ages' day.

 

Nursery and Reception: This will be linked to a book with significant people from the past.

Year 1: What was life like when our grandparents were children?

Year 2: Who were our greatest explorers?

Year 3: What happened when the Romans came?

Year 4: Is it better to be a child now than in the past? (Linked to the previous topic - Victorians)

Year 5: Who were the Ancient Greeks?

Year 6: Would the Vikings do anything for money? Why do we remember the Maya? (This will be confirmed at a later date due to the SATS)

 

*More information will be given out closer to the time.

Historical trips this year...

 

Nursery: Blakesley Hall

The children have used their observational skills and extended their vocabulary by using traditional rhyme, song and action to learn about the house and life in the past. Pupils saw the type of fire Polly would put her kettle on, helped the dish run away with the spoon in the Hall and joined the king singing ‘Lavender’s Blue’ to his queen in a parlour fit for a royal couple.

There was also the chance to play with replica wooden toys and sing to remember to ‘wind the yoyo up’. Then, they sang ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ as a lullaby to the children chosen to try out the replica bed in the Children’s Bedchamber.

 

Reception: Aston Hall

The children experienced an enchanting fairytale story (Cinderlla) in the magnificent setting of Aston Hall. Pupils dressed up as characters, from the wicked stepmother to the handsome prince, as they explored the house, telling the story as they explored.

 

Year 1: TBC

 

Year 2: TBC

 

Year 3: Sarehole Mill

Pupils explored life in the Stone Age and the Bronze Age investigating tools and the materials from each period. They handled genuine prehistoric artefacts, built shelters and explored a real Bronze Age historic site in local woodland.

 

Comments from the children:

'I found it really exciting looking and touching the real artefacts.'

'I really enjoyed creating cave drawings.'

'We created shelters and had to use our thinking skills.'

'We saw a spear, scraper and a hand axe from the Stone Age!'

'We became 'hunters and gathers' just like they were'.

'I saw a Bronze Age mound'.

 

Year 4: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

The children helped to prepare the Pharaoh for the afterlife; they loved having hands on fun completing the 'gruesome' jobs that came with mummification. In addition to this, they also had the opportunity to discover the Ancient Egyptian artefacts displayed in the museum.

 

Comments from the children:

'I saw armlets, a coffin, lucky charms, jewellery, pottery and a death mask.'

'I saw a real mummy!'

'We mummified an Egyptian Pharaoh!'

'We learnt about the afterlife.'

'I really enjoyed touching the real artefacts- they were very precious!'

 

 

Year 5: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (June 2018)

Using role play, costumes and music pupils will act out an ancient play based on a myth. They will explore the ancient Olympics and replicate an historical festival parade.

 

Year 6: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Year 6 unearthed the story of the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon treasure -The Staffordshire Hoard! They had the opportunity to 'dig up' and investigate objects whilst they learnt about how the hoard was found. They used scientific conservation techniques and learnt about how to care for this fascinating find.

 

Comments from the children:

'We pretended to be real archaeologists using: metal detectors, cleaning equipment, piecing artefacts back together, drawing artefacts and checking the PH levels of the soil.'

'I learnt all about the man who found the Staffordshire Hoard.'

'We saw many artefacts such as: swords, jewellery, fragments of shields, broaches and helmets'.

'I like the fact that we had researched some of the artefacts in art and have drawn them, then saw them in real life!'

'I really enjoyed the trip and it has improved my learning, as I have now have seen many artefacts and made links to my learning in school'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nursery (At Blakesley Hall)

Reception (At Aston Hall)

Year 4 (At The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery)

Year 6 (At the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery)

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