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Write into History

 

About

 
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Building historical knowledge and developing writing skills on how ancient civilisations lived. Bringing history & inquiry alive through writing with fascinating artefacts, books & e-learning.

 In this programme we will discover the hidden secrets of Ancient Egypt (for Juniors) the Vikings (for Middlers) through fascinating books, stories, hands-on artefacts, videos, websites and articles. We will learn about the history of the pyramids, temples, tombs, invasions and raids, mummification, gods and religion, food and drink, fashion, music and entertainment, building techniques, slaves, the hierarchy of society, inventions, gender diversity and of course read and write in in ancient symbols and runes.

 

Learning outcomes

 
  • Identify range of resources and use appropriately to uncover facts and stories of Ancient Civilisations

  • Compare and contrast various resources to fathom fact from myth

  • Develop awareness of how ancient civilisations impact on modern life

  • Build vocabulary of historical terminology and key words and concepts

  • Plan personal research project, improve research skills, organize evidence, write and present to group

  • Draft and write emails/letters to experts

  • Learn to structure writing effectively

  • Improve handwriting, vocabulary, spelling and grammar

  • Write stories, play-scripts, reports and make posters

     


Duration

2 hours per week for 8 weeks in Term 4


Target Age

5-8 year olds (Juniors) and 8-10 year olds (Middlers)- two groups with two teachers.