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“Where Learning Comes Alive”

“Where Learning Comes Alive”


Achievements and Legacies

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Our topic for the Autumn term is Achievements and Legacies.

We will begin by exploring some of our own personal achievements and then some of the things in modern life that we consider to be big achievements, such as the construction of magnificent buildings and the invention of technologies that have transformed our lives.


We will then explore some of the big achievements and legacies of civilisations throughout history. We will explore the tools and weapons of early British civilisations and one of the most iconic structures of our country – Stonehenge. We will look at the metal objects of the Bronze and Iron Ages. We will explore some of the magnificent engineering accomplishments of the Romans, including Hadrian’s Wall, thermal heating and Roman baths. We will look at some of the other great achievements since CE1066, including Tudor and Elizabethan explorers, the first moon landings and the development of medicines and healthcare. We will take a look at some of the marvellous inventions of the Victorian era and will look at some of the achievements of significant people from our local area.


We will look at some of the legacies of ancient societies like the ancient Bible stories such as the Garden of Eden, the Tower of Babel, Noah’s Ark and The Three Wise Men.


We will look at Egyptian mummies and pyramids, and discover that they invented toothpaste. We will look at one of the most fun legacies of the Mayans – chocolate!


As historians we will: Study the development of achievements and legacies throughout British history, looking at:

• The Stone Age

• The Bronze Age

• The Iron Age

• The Roman invasion of Britain

• The Anglo-Saxons

• The Vikings

• The locality of our school from Viking times to the present day

• Study transport and trade in some ancient civilisations, looking at:

• The Sumer

• The Indus Valley

• Ancient Egypt

• The Maya

• The Benin Empire

Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school during this hot weather - Thank you. Don't forget - Last week for clubs and No Celebration Assembly this Friday 13 July 2.35 pm. All welcome.