History Week Jan 2020
During the first week of the Spring term we held our History Week. Each class took on a different time and/or event in history. The children in years Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 all split into mixed age groups and ‘travelled through time’ lead by support staff.
In Nursery the children looked at different household objects from the last and talked about what they were for and how they have changed. They even tried washing clothes with a wash board!
In Owl class the children were taken on a journey to the South Pole! Using a variety of physical activities they had to travel a virtual route to the south pole in two teams. Who would get there first? Who would overcome the challenges?
In Puffin class the children were taken back over 4000 years to ancient Egypt. They were able to practise building pyramids and writing their names in hieroglyphics.
Nightingale class had gone back in time to the 1850s and the children walked into the classroom to meet the famous nurse Florence Nightingale. While they were visiting her hospital they were kept busy making beds and practising their skills in bandaging.
Kingfisher class had gone back 100years but were still in Iver Heath. The children experienced some of school life as it would have been then and also discussed how they would have enjoyed their time at school in those days. Some of the photographs of the teachers in school 100 years ago looked quite daunting!
As the children moved through to Woodpecker class they were taken back to the years of the Second World War. They played some of the games that children might have played during the war such as ‘jacks’ and ‘snakes and ladders’. They also discussed what it might have been like to be an evacuee going to live in another part of the country.
When the children visited Swan class they were off on another adventure, this time into space! They had gone back to 1969 and the first moon landing. They got into a rocket and counted down to lift off. When arriving on the moon’s surface they learnt who actually got out onto the moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, while Michael Collins had the important job of staying in the Apollo 11 to ensure their safe return.
The children and the staff really enjoyed the week and we all learnt a lot about these important events and times in our past.