The aim of history at Ellwood primary school is to help children understand Britain's past and that of the world. Children will be encouraged to ask questions, think critically and develop their own perspective and judgement.
Through the history curriculum the children will develop an understanding of the chronology of the world studying periods of history from the Stone Age through to a theme in British history after 1066 and aspects of local history. During their time at Ellwood, children will have the opportunity to learn about significant individuals who have had an impact on national and international history.
During the autumn term, Beech and Chestnut classes studied a topic all about Castles, rivers and settlements.
They held a day where they completed lots of different art and DT projects, including trying food from that time.
The children had great fun learning about what life was like then.
In the Spring term, Beech and Chestnut looked at different types of transport and investigated how people travel.
Willow Class have been learning what it would be like to discover and investigate sherds of pottery found in the Forest of Dean. They also learnt about Roman life through the medium of dance.
Willow and Sycamore classes have been learning about Ancient Civilisations. They have studied Ancient Egypt, finding out how and when they lived. They also learned about the process of mummification and who built the pyramids.
They carried out their own research on the Shang Dynasty, producing some super projects and homework tasks.
Finally, they looked at Ancient Greece. Year 6 learned about the Greek theatre and plays written in that time, acting them out and writing their own playscripts.