Welcome to our Humanities Page. Here you will find information and links to websites to support the topics covered in different year groups throughout the year.
Private Peaceful - Theatre Visit, October 2018
On the 23rd October, all children in years 4 and 5 will visit the Theate Royal in Wakefield to watch a showing of Private Peaceful.
Commemorating the 100th year anniversary of the end of World War One, Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line.
Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by third Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo. His inspiration came from a visit to Ypres where he was shocked to discover how many young soldiers were court-martialled and shot for cowardice during the First World War.
‘Private Peaceful at the theatre is a moving experience that not only tells the story of a young soldier’s final day in World War One, but perhaps more importantly conveys the strength of human spirit.’ – Michael Morpurgo
Pupil Voice - September 18
In response to the History/Geography pupil voice responses evidenced below;
We have listened and taken action to ensure that as a staff and school we are continually evaluating and responding to the voice of our children in order to further enrich the curriculum opportunities on offer. Our children suggested to incorporate additional visits to Museums and Castles whilst also sourcing a wide range of visitors to school who could lead workshops would further develop and enrich the curriculum for all children.
We have therefore worked closely with Wakefield Museums and Castles school learning team to weave a range of workshops throughout the academic year for each year group into our curriculum topic blocks.
Children in Mrs Waddington’s class simply cannot contain their enthusiasm about the world we live in! We are not just Historians, Geographers and Scientists; we are Travellers, Explorers and Investigators. Visit our classroom to look though our Travel Scrapbook and Class Encyclopaedia!
In History we were architects creating buildings with an ancient Greek influence.
Fantastic homework on the Ancient Egyptians from Evie!
These are photographs of the Character Lines Y4 created in History. They were given the hypothesis:' Cleopatra was a bad ruler', and used a range of facts to decide whether they agreed or disagreed with it.
Madeleine's homework based on a North American City.