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At St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Personal, Social, Health, and Economic (PSHE) education is embedded within our overarching curriculum that prepares our children for many different aspects of their lives.  

Our overall goal is to help our children to become well-rounded individuals with strong character, who will eventually go out into the world of adults and be actively and positively involved in society.   In order to do this, we are striving to create a conducive environment around the school and this year we have created our own specific Personal Development Curriculum that is entwined with our academic history curriculum.

Our history curriculum aims to provide engagement and enrichment and through this, we aim for all children to have equal opportunities to thrive together.  

     

     

    Academic Year 23-24

    In History, Hughes Class have been exploring different toys and investigating how toys have changed throughout history. We enjoyed playing with some older toys such as music boxes, marbles, jacks and Jacob's ladders. We also enjoyed sharing our favourite toys and discovering the toys our parents had spent time playing with when they were younger. We have done lots of comparing, thinking about what is the same and what is different and this skill will help us as we move forward in our history lessons.

    In history year 5/6 have been studying WWII. We've written a letter to our parents in London from the perspective of a WWII evacuee child. We have also written a recount about rationing.

    Year 2 have been learning all about Florence Nightingale and writing non-chronological reports about her life and how she changed hospitals for the better.

    Anglo-Saxons Homes - Year 4

    During Year 4s second lesson of a topic on the Anglo-Saxons, we discussed the differences between settlements in the Iron Age and in the Anglo-Saxon period. We used different sources to identify the similarities and differences; then worked with a partner to make our own representation of how Anglo-Saxons used wattle and daub.

    Year 1 have created a display to show the effects of 'The Great Fire of London,' and how the fire spread.

    Lionni Class sequencing the key events in Florence Nightingale's life.

    We Will Remember Them...

    Year 2 created Remembrance Day acrostic poems and a wreath.

    Year 4 remember them ❤️ 🌹

    We Will Remember Them

    In Maurice Sendak Class, we have created our own Remembrance Day poems to remember our fallen service men and women.  We have also sold poppies and other items for the Poppy Appeal.  

    Ancient Egypt in History - Potter Class

    The children have been learning about Ancient Egypt in History, this is also linked to our art topic this term of Ancient Egyptian Scrolls. We have looked at Artefacts, mummification, Egyptian God's and Goddess's and the discovery of the first tomb.

    Year 4/5 have been learning about the Anglo-Saxons the Vikings in history this half term

    Black History Month

    Year 2 learnt about Ruby Bridges and how she felt about starting a new school where she was the only black child.

    Year 1 have also learnt about Ruby Bridges and drew pictures to describe what happened.

    EYFS- We are all unique.

    Ancient Greek Pottery Painting 

    Today, we painted our Ancient Pottery in orange and black, colours used to on the original Ancient pottery.

    Ancient Greek pottery

     

    Sendak class harnessed their pottery skills this morning to create a pot or bowl with an Ancient Greek theme. The aim was to use intricate patterns and markings to represent an aspect of Ancient Greek life that we have explored earlier in the topic. The designs are outstanding and we can't wait to show off the painted, finished pieces later next week.  

    Sendak Class - Life in Ancient Greece

     

    The children worked in groups to explore an element of Ancient Greek life. They then presented their fact files to the rest of the class.  

    Exploring Ancient Greece

     

    Our year5/6 history topic for this half term is Ancient Greece.  We began the topic by reading through a knowledge organiser with key terms and vocabulary. We then looked at a Greek myth and discussed how the landscape of the country effected how the Greek people lived.  

    Academic year 22-23

    Understanding the world in EYFS

    In our 'Understanding the World' topic we have looked at families and what a family tree is. Recently we have had a competition in the class to see if the children can guess who the babies are! Even Mrs Greer, Mrs English and Miss Ward have their photos on the board. The children have had a guess which meant writing their friends' names on a post it, then sticking it on the photograph! 

    Family trees, and how we have changed

    History in Year 1

    Holmes Class looked at toys from the past today to find similarities and differences to their own toys.

    Today we became History Detectives! We used clues to figure out when the Great Fire of London was and how it started. The children worked in groups, with their adult and came up with some incredible ideas! We even spoke about whether we thought it was accidental or on purpose - an interesting discussion in Holmes Class!

    History in Year 2/3

    Designing advertisements for the Titanic's first maiden voyage in King Class.

    King Class has been reflecting upon why we wear poppies on poppy day and how we remember the soldiers who fought for us.

    King Class-To start our 'Remembrance Day' topic we listened to the story of 'Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge' as a way of exploring children’s understanding of memories. We found out that memories can be funny, sad and scary, we then shared our own special memories with the class.

    History in Year 3/4

    Stone Age

    History in Year 4/5

    The Romans

    The Anglo - Saxons

    History in Year 5/6

    Year 5/6 - The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Newspaper Articles

    During our history and English, we have focused on the book 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' and we have now created a newspaper article for missing Bruno.  Please take a look. 

    Woods Class - WWII Homework Projects

    We have showcased our projects to the class and they are now on display near the hall for the whole school to see!

    Ancient Greek Pottery - Shelly Woods Class

    Today we got all messy and created our very own Ancient Greek pottery.  We researched some designs, created some of our own, practised different patterns and then used clay to create our own masterpieces!  When they are dry, we will use black and orange (the colours the Ancient Greeks used) to paint our creations!

    Ancient Greek Pottery Painting In Shelly Woods Class

    Ancient Greece Timelines

    Take a look at some of our Ancient Greece timelines!  What a fabulous effort our wonderful Shelly Woods class have made. 

    Woods Class - Ancient Greece 

     

    To begin our Ancient Greece topic, Shelley Woods class were given some half term homework. The task was to research, design or build something relating to Ancient Greece. The task was deliberately vague so the children could let their imaginations run wild. So far the response has been amazing, we've had written projects, shields, a vase, various buildings and a rap song!