History

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. 
On Thursday 6th September, Chestnut Class enjoyed a Great Fire of London day together with the children from Beech Class.
 
The children travelled back in time to 1666 London to learn what life was like before and after the Great Fire. They had the opportunity to try some traditional crafts, such as candle making with the chandler, leatherwork, sewing, weaving, making medicines at the apothecary, making ink and writing with quills. 
 
In the afternoon, the children were set a challenge in small groups to try and work out who owned artefacts that they unearthed during an archaelogical dig using the artefacts they found, a bag of buried belongings and deeds and letters. 
 
The day wouldn’t have been possible without ‘Mistress Sue’ from History off the page, all of our adult helpers and the friends who very generously paid for the day.
During the autumn term Sycamore class learnt about a long period of history from the Stone age through to the Bronze age. The children created some brilliant cave paintings in art. In their history lessons the children created timelines, compared settlements in the Stone Age and Iron Age using the book 'A street through time' and wrote a set of instructions about how to survive the Stone Age. 
In the autumn term Beech class learnt all about the Romans, they made mosaics in art. Beech class enjoyed a trip to the National Roman legion museum at Caerleon where they learnt more about the life of a Roman soldier and were able to examine artefacts from the Roman period.