Today’s History tasks were based around sources and understanding that a source is something that has remained since a period of history in the past. Each year group chose a different source to focus on. We had:
- Reception – toys from the past
- Year 1 – a candlestick telephone from the past
- Year 2 – artefacts from the Great Fire of London
- Year 3 – an adze from the Mesolithic period
- Year 4 – a word square from the Roman times
- Year 5 – Viking treasure
- Year 6 – a horse’s gas mask from World War One
Once the children found out a bit more about their sources, they were given a task. It might have been to recreate a replica of the source, think about their favourite version of the source (for example, their favourite toy) or to modernize it and make a modern-day equivalent.
Another part of our work on sources was to discuss this question:
Why do some people have statues and memorials made about them? Why does everyone not have one?
We had to share one of the responses, from Year 5. What a thoughtful answer!