This is the year of cracking ideas!
As historians, children will study the lives of significant people in history in Britain and the rest of the world. Children will begin by looking at some amazing and fun inventions. They will investigate and ask questions about how some of the things we use every day, such the internet, trains and Television, started in the imagination of British scientists. They’ll research some of the inventors and their inventions and consider how they have had an impact on the world.
As historians, they will use artefacts, pictures, stories and online resources to ask questions about the past. Children will place significant inventions on timelines in order to develop their understanding of chronology. Gradually they will build up an overview of significant people in world history and show a greater understanding of key historical concepts.
This is the year of overseas adventures!
As geographers children will compare and contrast the locality of our school with a non-European country. They will discover some amazing places, explore climatic conditions and find out about everyday life, customs and cultures. They will locate main areas and cities and understand similarities and difference through studying human and physical geography across different parts of the world. During these adventures, children will practise their mapping skills by identifying the continents and oceans of the world. They will investigate the weather and climate in a variety of places. They will compare and contrast weather patterns by tracking weather around the world.