At Cookridge Holy Trinity Primary School, as an inclusive school, we aim to give all children a high quality History education which provides them with a coherent knowledge of the history of Britain and the wider world whilst also inspiring their curiosity about the past. Children will experience teaching which enables them to ask perceptive questions, think critically, explore evidence, examine arguments, and develop perspective and judgement about people and events from the past.
(National Curriculum in England, History programme of study, 2014)
As a school our goal is to cover the National Curriculum aims in an engaging and meaningful way for every child. Therefore, children will be be taught through four broad objectives:
- To investigate and interpret the past.
- To build and overview of world history.
- To understand chronology.
- To communicate historically and develop enquiry skills.
- July 2021 – 3R Ancient Greek day!
- July 2021 – 4L Egyptian Day
- July 2021 – 4H Egyptian Day
- June 2021 – 4H using a hieroglyph typewriter
- June 2021 – 4L making canopic jars
- April 2021 – 4H Roman Escape Room
- March 2021 – 4L Roman army formations
- March 2021 – Year 4 Roman Formations
- March 2021 – 4L making Roman shields
- March 2021 – 4H Making Shields
- November 2020 – Remembrance Day 2020 Poppy Wreaths
- November 2020 – 4L QR timeline hunt
- October 2020 – 2J design Tudor Houses
- October 2020 – 2S Designing Tudor houses
- September 2020 – 3R learning about the famous explorer Christopher Columbus
- September 2020 – 4H invention sorting
Travelling Through Time Day
To learn about different periods of history, Reception-Year 6 moved around school to complete exciting and immersive activities for the day. We had an Ancient Greek Olympics; an Ancient Egyptian archaeological dig, an investigation involving dissecting coprolites, making Stonehenge out of biscuits, art work linked to the WW1, Victorian school activities and even used the VR headsets to walk on the moon in Reception!
Kings & Queens quiz
Miss Collinson – Romans
Miss Hickey- Egyptian Arechelogical Dig
Miss Russell – Stoneage biscuit henge
Remembrance Collective Worship
Children in Holy Trinity were invited to be part of a community art project by creating poppies to commemorate Remembrance Day 2019.” The finished poppies will be displayed in Leeds Kirkgate Market for all to see from the 2nd November!
As part of our learning about Remembrance Day, Holy Trinity had a WW1 day. The children enjoyed learning about WW1 and experienced dressing eachother in bandages and carrying each other on stretchers, identifying artefacts and experienced a WW1 soldier obstacle course.
To honour the soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for us to live in peace, children at Holy Trinity celebrated Remembrance Day by making poppy mobiles to hang in school for all to see!