History at Mab Lane is taught through a topic based approach via the Learning Challenge Curriculum. This gives our children a chance to explore a wide range of sources, from which the past may come alive.
We don't view History as simply facts and dates here, but see it as a chance to become a detective and explore the past in an exciting way! Providing opportunities for our children to be open minded and enquiring thinkers is at the centre of our teaching and learning .
We want our children to understand how people have lived in the past and begin to make links between the past and modern times. History allows our children to compare and contrast, to examine how and why things have changed, to learn about historical characters and expand their research skills.
How History looks at Mab Lane
Year One have been learning about who was famous when our parents were little, focusing in particular on Michael Jackson. They found out who he was, what he did, what he was famous for and even compared him to Justin Bieber!
Year Two have studied The Titanic, questioning why it sank!
Year Three have been learning all about The Greeks; reading and writing myths, creating Greek art and temples and even having the opportunity to come into school dressed like an Ancient Greek!
Year Four have studied Leisure and Entertainment in the 20th Century, understanding how different life was 100 years ago. They discussed how they would have coped without television and iPads, how leisure was different for the rich and the poor and even what their favourite football team looked like 100 years ago.
Year Five have been learning all about The Egyptians. They learned all about how mummies are made, the Egyptian Gods and Pharaohs; especially Tutankhamun!
The children had the exciting opportunity to become archaeologists for the day, taking part in an excavation of amazing artefacts like canopic jars, death masks and hieroglyphics.
Year Six studied The Vikings for their History topic, creating their own Viking ships!