Our Learning as Historians
We use projects to deliver humanities subject skills and understanding. Our projects are carefully balanced and planned to be age appropriate across the years. Project maps are produced to show how each is taught, the knowledge and skills covered and links to other parts of the curriculum. It is important to us that art, music, literacy and, where appropriate, numeracy and science are linked in project teaching. So, for example, a history Romans project could include urn making in art, catapult construction in design and technology and catapult testing and measuring in maths and science. Our projects have a history and geography base so that we teach location and place knowledge, weather and climate skills and knowledge and about significant historical events, people and places in our own locality. Project time also provides further opportunities to learn about people and cultures.
In their project “Why did dinosaurs become extinct?” year 1 and 2 children used the concepts of duty, care and passion to learn about dinosaurs and what led to their extinction. They researched and used artefacts to support their hypothesis. They designed and created their own museum exhibition about the dinosaurs answering their enquiry question. They also learned about Mary Anning.