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Barrow Hedges Primary School

History

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Miss Bethany Campbell is the History Subject Leader

Our aim in the teaching and learning of humanities (Geography and History) is to give our pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding of the world around them and significant events that have happened in the past. We want to encourage the children to ask questions and find answers for themselves, developing their curiosity and independence.

When learning about the past, the children have exciting and engaging topics where they can use the wonderful resources in the school (including books and artefacts) and the internet to understand what life was like in the past. We also provide a variety of exciting trips and workshops; immersing children in role play and making them feel like they are a part of this History.  For example, Year 3 have an Ancient Greek workshop where they dress up and imagine what life was like in that era of history and Year 6 have an 'Evacuee Day' as part of their 'Child's War' topic where they find out about a local child's experiences of the Second World War. We ensure that children understand the chronology of events in the past, using resources such as class timelines and the 'Barrow Hedges' Passport Through Time', to enable children to understand where their current learning fits in with the wider history of the country and the rest of the world.  The children are then ready to leave Barrow Hedges with a wealth of knowledge about the different eras in history. 

Below are some helpful links and ideas for places to visit related our topics at Barrow Hedges:

Year 1

Memory Box

Places to visit:

The V & A museum of childhood

 

Bright Lights Big City

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/zdrrcj6

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/guy-fawkes-and-gunpowder-plot/

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/great-fire-london/

Places to visit:

The Museum of London

The Museum of London’s Docklands

 

Dinosaur Planet

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/zf6vb82

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/dinosaurs-and-prehistoric-life/

Places to visit:

 The Natural History Museum

 

History Heroes

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/zh7kdxs

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/zhx4k2p

 

Year 2

Street Detectives

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/ztnvgk7

Places to visit:

Honeywood House Carshalton

Little Holland House

The Old Rectory

The Ecology Centre

 

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/castles/

 

Land Ahoy!

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/explorers/christopher-columbus/

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/explorers/captain-cook/

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/pirates/

Places to visit:

The National Maritime Museum

 

Year 3

Gods and Mortals

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/z87tn39

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/ancient-greece/

Places to visit:

The British Museum

 

Tribal Tales

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/z82hsbk

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/stone-age/

Places to visit:

The British Museum

 

Year 4

I Am Warrior

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zqtf34j

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zwmpfg8

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/ancient-rome/

Places to visit:

The British Museum

Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheatre

 

Raiders and Traders to 1066

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zxsbcdm

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/ztyr9j6

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/celts/

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/vikings/

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/anglo-saxons/

Places to visit:

The British Museum

 

Ancient Egyptians

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/ancient-egypt/

Places to visit:

The British Museum

Horniman’s Museum

 

Year 5

Off With Her Head

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/tudors/

Places to visit:

Whitehall Cheam

The National Portrait gallery

 

Fallen Fields

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zqhyb9q

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/world-war-i/

Places to visit:

The Imperial War Museum

Whitehall Cheam

 

Year 6

A Child’s War

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/world-war-ii/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/daily_life/teachers_resources.shtml

Places to visit:

The Imperial War Museum

The Royal Airforce Museum

The Museum of London

 

Frozen Kingdom

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/explorers/polar-explorers/

Places to visit:

Horniman’s Museum

 

Revolution

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/victorian-britain/

Places to visit:

Honeywood Housein Carshalton - History of the Wandle Rooms

The Museum of London

 

Ancient Mayans

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zq6svcw

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/mayans/

Places to visit:

The British Museum

 

General History

http://horrible-histories.co.uk/gory-games

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/history/index.html