At Willowcroft, Humanities learning is often closely linked to our school topics. Each term the children alternate between History or Geography based upon their chosen topic.
In Autumn term, we have all enjoyed our Geography learning. Each year group have completed something different.
Year 1 have looked at changes in their local environment, specifically at school and have been making suggestions as to how we can improve this. They have also been looking at weather at different times of the year.
Year 2 have been looking at Great Britain and the different countries it is made up of as part of their Great Fire of London Topic. They have looked the location of and learnt about capital and main cities in those countries.
In Years 3 and 4 we have been looking at maps. The children have looked at different types of maps and what they are used for. They have designed a map of the school and used co-ordinates to say where different parts of the school are. The children wrote a set of instructions using their maps on how to walk to and from different rooms in the school. The children have also learnt about the countries located in Africa as part of their Amazing Africa topic. We have looked at where the country is as well as the different climates and lifestyles. As part of different climates, the children created their own African landscapes.
In Year 5 the children have looked at the similarities and differences between UK cities. They have looked at key physical and human features of countries around the world and compared how this differs.
The children enjoy going back in time looking at topics such as: Egyptians, Vikings, Tudors, World Wars, Famous people and even special events and occasions, such as Remembrance.
We believe that a high-quality Humanities education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
In Term 3 we are planning on transforming our school library into a museum. The museum will be travelling back in time showcasing work and lifestyles of many eras. Watch this space.
We have been learning all about the importance of Remembrance Day as this year we are celebrating the centenary. The children have been writing thank-you poems and notes, thanking all of the soldiers and nurses who helped during the war time. They have been displayed around the school. Check them out.....