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.
Some Examples of our History Studies
In Year One the children study the topic of 'Toys' where they explore old and new toys and how the impact of certain toys and games have affected our lives today. The children 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 have been of significant impact. Year 2 study 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 cover this event during their World War Two topic. They are 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 visit Chester during their Romans unit of work and Year 4 visit the World Museum of Liverpool to learn all about the Ancient Egyptians and to take part in a workshop that teaches them how to mummify a body!