We believe in providing interactive, meaningful learning experiences across all subjects.
In History Week, we encouraged key historical skills, such as enquiry, by encouraging the children to get ‘hands-on’. We dug up artefacts and hypothesised about who might have lived in a castle. The children learned about how castles were attacked, by incorporating previous scientific experiences to investigate the best way to bring down the walls and defences. We have learned about Coat of Arms and made our own shields, which some of the children then used to act out the different roles of a knight. Finally, we made gingerbread cookies using a medieval recipe. The children decided they tasted even better than their modern day counterparts.
This learning will develop and be put to use when we begin our big DT project in the second half of the Spring Term. We will be making models of castles with moving, 3-D parts.
Our creative juices have also been flowing as we have been inspired by the poem: ‘One Silver Speck.’ Inspired by this, we wrote our poems about a squirrel who has to make a hard choice between the danger he smells to his left and the wondrous odours of tempting food that he smells to his right.