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History in Reception

Reception discovered a real piece of history this week right in our classroom. We had some plasterboard removed to fit our new Promethean board and underneath we uncovered a secret message! It was left many years ago by the plasterer that helped to build our class. The children had a very interesting discussion about what had happened over the period since this message was left. They were keen to find out about the changes in school life over almost fifty years. Thousands of children have passed through Reception, there has been a huge advance in the technology we use in class including our laptops, iPads and now our new Promethean board. The children also wondered about the man who had left us this message, where is he now? Can you help us trace him? Do you know a J Slater from Ashton in Makerfield? If so let us know! Our research continues....

 

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History at Sutton Oak...

At Sutton Oak our History Curriculum aims to help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. We also develop a child's sense of time and how events fit on a chronology.

Teaching equips pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. We aim to engage and empower children, developing their skills as team workers, independent enquirers, resourceful thinkers, and reflective learners.

Our curriculum helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

History is taught through the 'Learning Challenge Curriculum' which often starts with a 'wow' to engage and inspire the children. Teachers attempt to bring history to life by taking starting points from the children’s context. In this way it is hoped that history will be viewed as exciting and interesting as well as fun. Teachers also take the opportunity to apply literacy and numeracy skills where it is possible to do so. The curriculum is often enhanced with the opportunity to go on trips to visit different places with a significant historical link.

 

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Class 9 Anglo-Saxon homes

Class 9 completed a history homework project over the half term break. They were asked to research Anglo-Saxon homes and settlements then create a model. These are their creations along with other work based on the Anglo-Saxons, all displayed outside their classroom.

 

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