History at Seaton St. Paul's C of E Junior School
At Seaton St Paul’s C of E Junior School, we love History! History teaching in our school focuses on enabling children to think as historians whilst engaging in a wide variety of experiences to enhance their learning. During our lessons, children have the opportunity to use a range of artefacts and sources, visit sites of historical significance and invite visitors into school. We believe it is important for children to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today; they also learn how to investigate past events and, by doing so, we develop important skills of enquiry, analysis, evaluation and interpretation.
5D have enjoyed comparing a medieval map of Pudding Lane in London with a contemporary map of Pudding Lane. They discussed their findings in their group then fed back to the whole class.
We had a historian visiting today from Tullie House to tell us all about the range of artefacts they have and what they have to do to look after them which is part of a historian's job. He also talked about the range of jobs you can do in a museum.
3Q enjoyed a Stone Age themed day yesterday. They welcomed a visitor to the school who taught them lots about the Early Stone Age. They also dissected 'Stone Age poo' to find out about their diet and created their own cave paintings.
5W thoroughly enjoyed ‘Play in a Day’ and the performance was fantastic. It was a great introduction to our topic ‘Off With Her Head’.
5D thoroughly enjoyed ‘Play in a Day’ and the performance was fantastic. It was a great introduction to our topic ‘Off With Her Head’.
Excellent paired work in 4K today as the children used the senses to describe a Roman battle scene!
4K thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the Beacon this afternoon to learn about WWI.
3F had a Stone Age day today! They created cave paintings and dissected Stone Age poo to find out what their diets would have been like. We were also lucky enough to have a Stone Age visitor to introduce our Tribal Tales topic and teach us about the tools and clothes that they would have used and worn.
Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed their visit to The Beacon this morning. Primarily, the visit was to see the wonderful WW1 memorial exhibition but we also enjoyed looking at other historical sources while we were there.