This topic develops the children’s knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past. They learn more about how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world. They continue to develop their understanding of historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance. The children will study some of the key achievements of mankind and learn about significant turning points in British history.
Threads Key figures Discoveries and inventions Arts and Architecture
Planetarium at the Pavilion
Space exploration is one of our areas of study: This show has been designed to link perfectly with the Science National Curriculum. Primary aged children will learn amazing facts about our solar system and beyond, including taking a flying visit to and learning information about our incredible neighbouring planets. Is it possible to live on them? And what makes Planet Earth so special that life thrives here?
Space Puppet Workshop
We welcomed the Norwich Puppet Theatre to our school to work with Key Stage 2 pupils on creating space inspired puppets.
Presentation to parents
We welcomed parents into school to watch Oak and Cedar class present 'Come explore with us'. We took our audience on a journey of exploration and discovery. This gave us opportunities to share much of our learning through drama and song.
Texts we studied
Our studies are closely linked to high quality literature.
What the Children Are Saying
"I enjoyed learning about space. Did you know Venus is the hottest planet in space?" Harriette, Aged 10
"I have thoroughly enjoyed the recent topic on Explorers and all the exciting things we have been doing!" Harry, Aged 11.
"I enjoyed learning about the fantastic explorers who risked their lives. It was a fun and interesting experience!" Will, Aged 11
"I love the topic Explorers. I liked researching on computers about different explorers. I kind of want to be an explorer when I’m older. I also loved the book Explorer by Katherine Rundell as our class book." Elsie, Year 5
"I love the Explorers topic. I especially like researching on the laptops old and new explorers and the extraordinary things they do." Clara, Year 5