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History

 

History Intent at St Francis Xavier

 

History is all around us. Our History Curriculum ignites children’s interest about the past in Britain and the wider world and is designed to build on children’s prior learning, introduce new experiences and enable children to make connections between their skills, knowledge and concepts and work independently and collaborating with others. Through finding out about how and why the world, our country, culture and local community have developed over time, children understand how the past influences the present. History enables children to develop a context for their growing sense of identity and a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. What children will learn through history can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values and enable them to enhance their cultural capital and know about life beyond Balby. At St Francis Xavier, our intent, when teaching history, is to stimulate the children’s curiosity in order for them to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding.

 

 

In History, Year 2 have been learning all about the Great Fire of London. They have also been learning about what life was like in 1666. As well as this, they have been learning about how and why the fire started, why is spread so quickly and how life changed as a result of the fire.

Year 4 are looking at what life was like in Roman Britain

Year 3 Stone Age homework projects

For homework over the holidays Year 3 had to create and design their own Stone Age inspired projects. We have spears, drawings, fossils, Stone Age landscapes and caves. Here are the finished projects!

Black History Month - Year 6

For Black History Month, Year 6 have been focusing on Muhammad Ali and his contribution to Black History

Year 3 Black History Month

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For Black History Month Year Three have been focusing on Martin Luther King Jr. We have read poems about him, researched facts about him for homework and rewrote his famous 'I have a dream' speech. The children's 'I have a dream' speeches show their dreams and hopes for themselves as well as the world.

Year 2 are currently studying Kings and Queens

Year 4 are currently studying Roman Invasion

Year 5 are currently studying Anglo-Saxons and Scots

Year 6 are currently studying Ancient Egyptians

Nursery - History - Past and Present - Changes within Living Memory. Children have been exploring books, photographs and artefacts to support thinking and talking about what they can remember in their past and present lives. We have introduced key vocabulary to support our learning: Today, yesterday, tomorrow, present, past, future, when I was little, remember, long ago, order, sequence, old, new, then, now

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