Oh no! A fire in London!

Oh no! A fire in London!

Our history unit in Year 2 has been the Great Fire of London and we have been learning all about how the fire started (in the King’s bakery on Pudding Lane), how it spread so quickly (because the houses were made of wood and were so close together) and also what...
The Reveal of our first History Topic!

The Reveal of our first History Topic!

We enjoyed an afternoon in our environmental area, where we worked together to hunt for pieces of a jigsaw.  After we pieced the parts together, we discovered that our first History topic will be all about the Romans.  We then returned to class and discussed what we...
How were the pyramids built?

How were the pyramids built?

Year 3 are really enjoying learning about Ancient Egypt this half term and they were eager to use the iPads and information texts to find out about how the pyramids were built. They now know they were built 4, 500 years ago and they were amazed to find out that they...
Mysterious objects!

Mysterious objects!

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: Nursery Reception – toys from the past Year...
Old or new? Dunston explored…

Old or new? Dunston explored…

Today’s history activity was all about buildings in our local area and what makes some of them ‘old’ and others ‘new’? The children were challenged to spot some ‘old’ buildings on their daily walk and then their teachers set...
Then and now…

Then and now…

It is a strange time at the moment. As we are not learning in school as we normally would, it’s a good time to think about how learning has changed even within our families’ living memories. Today, some year groups chose to think about: ‘Going to school – what...