We started the Autumn term with Black History Month, which was a great success. The children took part in various workshops and activities that gave them opportunities to learn about significant individuals and celebrate the culture, achievements and contributions made to society. Strong links were also made with the British Values, particularly tolerance and mutual respect.
As Remembrance Day this year marked its 100th year, the children were reminded of the impact of WW1 and engaged in tasks to mark such a historical event.
At Northside, History is central to our topics as we promote a creative curriculum, making strong and meaningful links with other areas of learning. It is our goal to ensure that the children receive a high-quality history education; gaining a coherent knowledge and understanding of the past and how it has influenced our lives today.
Read the curriculum map which outlines what is being taught in each year group over each term.We are very well resourced and use the Barnet Library Lending Service where we can order artefacts and quality texts. Such equipment, really stimulates the children’s interest, develops their historical understanding of concepts and encourages them to think critically; generating excellent inquiry based questions. An aim at Northside is to develop in all children, an understanding of time sequence and chronology. For that reason, I have ordered timelines for each classroom which marks thousands of years of human civilisation where they can compare and contrast such a vast period of human existence.
Over the following terms, we will be booking interactive workshops for the children to take part in. If you feel you can support this subject and contribute to the children’s learning in any way, please contact the office or speak to me.