LOtC in Humanities
The children frequently go on visits outside the school at the beginning of a new topic to allow them to become more immersed and gain greater understanding of the area they are studying. Outside visits are chosen because they offer children something that we cannot provide in school. Frequently the children dress up on their trips if they are history based adding to the fun and excitement. Topics often end with a themed day held at the School. These days are fun and educational allowing the children to become completely engrossed into the area they have been studying. Previous themed days have been Robin Hood, Romans, Anglo Saxons, Victorians, Princesses’ & Knights and India day.
Many geographical skills are taught inside the classroom but are then taken outside. Map work starting with the school are taught and then followed up outside. Geocaching is beginning to be set up around the school and is a great activity to strengthen map skills. Pupils visit Horton Kirby to complete a water study, Port Lymne Zoo and Penshurst Place.
I loved it when we burnt our Tudor houses. The smell on the smoke made my nose sting. It was great watching the flames.