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KS1 and KS2 History

 

Purpose of study:

At Millfield, we make every effort to bring history to life through engaging lessons and activities. Much of our curriculum is based around the children’s own questions as we feel that this gives them more ownership of their education and allows us to teach them what they really want to know.

So whether we are learning about the rotten Romans, the vile Victorians or the terrible Tudors – History is never boring at Millfield!

 

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Key Questions:

At the start of each new topic, children are encouraged to compose a question that they want to find the answer to during the topic. Topics are then planned depending on the questions asked.

 

Have a look at the different History topics that we study throughout the year:

 

This is what we've been up to...

Dinosaur Day!

All of the children had a fab day as amateur paleontologists looking for fossils. Then, at 2pm, there was a massive surprise in the shape of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. We loved it!

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A day in Shropshire

Children visited Ironbridge and walked along the River Severn. Along the way they stopped to read about how coracles are made (even though it was tipping it down with rain). Take a look at the photos to see what else they got up to...

RAF Cosford

Children visited the museum at Cosford and were stunned by the brilliant displays.

Picture 1 Information about every conflict
Picture 2 Amazing displays
Picture 3 The displays were thought-provoking
Children talk to two veterans of World War II at RAF Cosford and invite them back to school to talk to their classmates.
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The Somme 100 art installation at The National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas.

The Somme 100 art installation at The National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas. 1 Words - carefully chosen.
The Somme 100 art installation at The National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas. 2 Designs painted in watercolours.
The Somme 100 art installation at The National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas. 3 A very powerful view of the art installation.
The Somme 100 art installation at The National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas. 4 Just some of the 19,240 soldiers.
The Somme 100 art installation at The National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas. 5 Some of our soldiers.
The Somme 100 art installation at The National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas. 6 Ready to become part of the art installation.

Year 6 visit the NMA in Staffordshire as part of their WW1 topic.

1st July 2016 was the centenary of the Battle of the Somme - one of the biggest battles of WW1. On day one alone 19,240 people were killed. Considered the bloodiest battle in British History, it lasted 141 days before coming to an end on 18th November 1916.

To commemorate the centenary, the NMA together with a local artist, is creating a stunning piece of artwork that will see 19,240 birch plywood soldiers decorated and installed wandering through the grounds of the arboretum.

Each child in Millfield will have the opportunity to design and decorate one of the soldiers so if you have the chance go along to the arboretum between 18th November and February 2017 to see if you can spot your child's soldier in the memorial.

Year 5 have designed and made their own Anglo Saxon villages as part of their topic work for the Autumn term.

Year 5 have designed and made their own Anglo Saxon villages as part of their topic work for the Autumn term. 1 The Anglo Saxon homes had wooden frames.
Year 5 have designed and made their own Anglo Saxon villages as part of their topic work for the Autumn term. 2 Team work and cooperation had to be strong.

 

 

Year 6

Visiting medieval castles, that are also the sites of Iron Age hillforts, in Llangollen, Wales.

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