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Remembrance Garden

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We are VERY pleased and excited to announce that Mellor Primary School's Remembrance Garden which was created to commemorate the 100 year armistice this year, has won second place in Ribblesdale High School's history competition. Thank you to all the children who were involved with our project and all the parents for their donations of plastic bottles and pebbles. We are looking forward to receiving our history book collection to go in our school library. Thank you, Ribblesdale High School!
We were lucky enough to be visited by a theatre production company in school who introduced us to our new school history topic on World War One. As 2018 marks 100 years since the war ended, all children in school are learning about WW1 and the impact it had on our lives today. 

Clay Poppies

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These are our finished clay poppies after they had been painted and put onto their stems. They are going to be used on Remembrance Sunday to take to the Mellor War memorial in the village.

History Displays in School 2018-19

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Have a look at some of our brilliant history displays which are featuring around school for 2018/19. These show children's work all the way from EYFS up to Year 6.

Poppy Artwork by Year 6

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National Curriculum Overview

 

Purpose of study

 

A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

 

Aims

 

The national curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
  • Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of mankind
  • Gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’
  • Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses
  • Understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed History – key stages 1 and 2
  • Gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.

Useful Websites For History Activities

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