We love learning about the past in St. Christopher's and the new History curriculum really enables us to explore what life was like in Britain and beyond in recent and older History.
In Year One the children have recently finished their topic of 'Toys' where they explored old and new toys and how the impact of certain toys and games have effected our lives today. The children were able to play with old and new toys, sort them, investigate the similarities and differences between them and decide why some toys have lasted the test of time better than others.
The new History Curriculum provides opportunities for the children to study events in British History that were of significant impact. Year 2 will soon be studying one such event when they learn all about the Great Fire of London. Another significant event that has shaped Britain was the 'Battle of Britain' in World War Two and Year 5 recently covered this event during their World War Two topic. They were able to re-enact the event in our fabulous Dream Room and then make conclusions about why the Battle of Britain was a significant turning point for Britain.
One thing that History really allows us to do in St. Christopher's is experience 'hands on' what it was like to live hundreds or even thousands of years ago. Year 3 recently visited Chester during their Romans unit of work and Year 4 will be visiting the World Museum of Liverpool later in the year to learn all about the Ancient Egyptians and to take part in a workshop that teaches them how to mummify a body!
Earlier in the year St Christopher's celebrated its 60th birthday and to mark this occasion we had a special History Day in school. The children and staff dressed up in 1950s attire and each year group had a different task linked to History. It was a fantastic day and some of the photos of the day can be seen below....