Crossley Street Primary School

Inspiring Today to Achieve Tomorrow

History & Geography

Welcome to our History and Geography page!

We hope you enjoy keeping up to date with the fantastic work, visits and trips that take place within our History and Geography curriculum!

Year 4 - Layers of the Rainforest

As well as learning everyone's favourite educational song about rainforests, Year 4 had to work together to create their own freeze frames to bring the song to life! 

Year 5 - Exploring the chronology and 'power' of the Vikings in Britain.

In this lesson, Year 5 were given a number of key chronological dates and events that shaped the Anglo Saxon/Viking period of Britain. It was there job as historians to attempt to judge the influence and power the Vikings had during the period, comparing it with the influence and power that the Saxons held at the same time!

The children were then tasked with plotting their view on the Viking's control of the country on a graph, justifying in their groups why certain peaks and troughs took place - a great lesson looking in more depth at the influence different events had over time. 

Year 4's Roman Formations!

As part of their 'Romans in Britain' topic, Year 4 tried to recreate some of the famous Roman battle formations on the playground! As well as the classic 'Tortoise', the children also looked at the Pig's Head formation which focused on protecting the centurion in the middle! This was a great way of bringing to life one of the reasons why the Roman Empire was so large and the Roman Army were so successful!

Global study of South Africa - Year 2 food tasting and culture!

As part of Year 2's Spring Geography topic where they study South Africa and make comparisons to our local geography, the children had a food tasting lesson courtesy of our very own Mrs Todd! This brought a little bit of the culture of South Africa to Wetherby for the Year 2 children to experience, as well as trying the food, there were different art and textile examples as well as books and stories to sample!

 

Great Fire of London Workshop - Year 2

To help bring the idea of the Great Fire of London (and Wetherby) closer to home, Year 2 had a GFOL workshop where they created their very own 'Great Fire'!

Holocaust Centre North - Year 6 trip!

As part of Year 6's WW2 topic, the children visited Huddersfield University's Holocaust Learning Centre to find out more about the Kindertransport and the difficulties Jewish refugees faced during WW2, as well as the difficulties refugees face around the world today. 

After completing some research in the exhibition and then looking at refugees in the modern world, the children were then forutnate enough to meet 94 year old Trude, a Kindertransport child who came to England from Czeckoslovakia in 1939. The children loved hearing Trude's story, asked some brilliant questions and took a lot from their visit.  

Amazing home learning - Year 3!

Year 3 are studying the Stone Age to Iron Age period this half term, and Caleb was so inspired that he took it upon himself to make his own Stone Age artefacts, at home, from scratch!

We were so impressed that we had to share it!

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Hieroglyph scavenger hunt - Year 4

Year 4 were on a scavenger hunt to find 14 Maya hieroglyphs hidden outside. Maya created glyphs using syllables or symbols. The same word could be written in many different ways, making it very hard to interpret the writing. It also gave them a great opportunity to make links, comparisons and contrasts with the hiergolyph system that they covered in their Year 3 Egyptian topic!

 
 

Diversity and making links within History and Geography

Diversity is a big driver across the curriculum, but is a particularly important part of History and Geography.

The map that we have on display in the reception area pinpoints all the different countries and cultures that we cover within our curriculum!

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The map that we have on display within our hall celebrates the different geographical links that some of our families have around the world. It's also used within all of our Key Stage assemblies alongside our 'news' section to show children where in the world the current events are happening!

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Knights Templar Documentary - Year 6

As part of our local history study, Year 6 have been researching the Knights Templar. They are responsible for gaining the King's permission to hold a weekly market back in the early 1200's - this market still takes place every Thursday!

Scan the code below which will allow you to view our documentaries and find out more about the mysterious group!

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Outdoor Learning in Geography - Physical and Human Features of Wetherby

Sophie in Year 6 was looking at identifying physical and human geographical features. She went out around Wetherby, identifying the different features we have in our local area!

The Leeds City Museum - Year 3's Egyptian Visit!

As part of their Egyptian History topic, the Year 3 children went to visit the Leeds City Museum's Egyptian Exhibit which they absolutely loved. They were able to take part in 'mummifying' workshops, as well as investigate certain artefacts and even see an actual mummy!

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Local History Walk - Year 6

To finish off their Local History Study, Year 6 were given a local history tour by the Wetherby Civic Society. We split into two groups and spent 2 hours being shown lots of different (and in some cases secret) Historical spots in our local area.

One of the highlights was the 'Templar' cross!

 

Crossley Street Primary School

Inspiring Today to Achieve Tomorrow

History & Geography

Welcome to our History and Geography page!

We hope you enjoy keeping up to date with the fantastic work, visits and trips that take place within our History and Geography curriculum!

Year 4 - Layers of the Rainforest

As well as learning everyone's favourite educational song about rainforests, Year 4 had to work together to create their own freeze frames to bring the song to life! 

Year 5 - Exploring the chronology and 'power' of the Vikings in Britain.

In this lesson, Year 5 were given a number of key chronological dates and events that shaped the Anglo Saxon/Viking period of Britain. It was there job as historians to attempt to judge the influence and power the Vikings had during the period, comparing it with the influence and power that the Saxons held at the same time!

The children were then tasked with plotting their view on the Viking's control of the country on a graph, justifying in their groups why certain peaks and troughs took place - a great lesson looking in more depth at the influence different events had over time. 

Year 4's Roman Formations!

As part of their 'Romans in Britain' topic, Year 4 tried to recreate some of the famous Roman battle formations on the playground! As well as the classic 'Tortoise', the children also looked at the Pig's Head formation which focused on protecting the centurion in the middle! This was a great way of bringing to life one of the reasons why the Roman Empire was so large and the Roman Army were so successful!

Global study of South Africa - Year 2 food tasting and culture!

As part of Year 2's Spring Geography topic where they study South Africa and make comparisons to our local geography, the children had a food tasting lesson courtesy of our very own Mrs Todd! This brought a little bit of the culture of South Africa to Wetherby for the Year 2 children to experience, as well as trying the food, there were different art and textile examples as well as books and stories to sample!

 

Great Fire of London Workshop - Year 2

To help bring the idea of the Great Fire of London (and Wetherby) closer to home, Year 2 had a GFOL workshop where they created their very own 'Great Fire'!

Holocaust Centre North - Year 6 trip!

As part of Year 6's WW2 topic, the children visited Huddersfield University's Holocaust Learning Centre to find out more about the Kindertransport and the difficulties Jewish refugees faced during WW2, as well as the difficulties refugees face around the world today. 

After completing some research in the exhibition and then looking at refugees in the modern world, the children were then forutnate enough to meet 94 year old Trude, a Kindertransport child who came to England from Czeckoslovakia in 1939. The children loved hearing Trude's story, asked some brilliant questions and took a lot from their visit.  

Amazing home learning - Year 3!

Year 3 are studying the Stone Age to Iron Age period this half term, and Caleb was so inspired that he took it upon himself to make his own Stone Age artefacts, at home, from scratch!

We were so impressed that we had to share it!

image

Hieroglyph scavenger hunt - Year 4

Year 4 were on a scavenger hunt to find 14 Maya hieroglyphs hidden outside. Maya created glyphs using syllables or symbols. The same word could be written in many different ways, making it very hard to interpret the writing. It also gave them a great opportunity to make links, comparisons and contrasts with the hiergolyph system that they covered in their Year 3 Egyptian topic!

 
 

Diversity and making links within History and Geography

Diversity is a big driver across the curriculum, but is a particularly important part of History and Geography.

The map that we have on display in the reception area pinpoints all the different countries and cultures that we cover within our curriculum!

image

The map that we have on display within our hall celebrates the different geographical links that some of our families have around the world. It's also used within all of our Key Stage assemblies alongside our 'news' section to show children where in the world the current events are happening!

image

Knights Templar Documentary - Year 6

As part of our local history study, Year 6 have been researching the Knights Templar. They are responsible for gaining the King's permission to hold a weekly market back in the early 1200's - this market still takes place every Thursday!

Scan the code below which will allow you to view our documentaries and find out more about the mysterious group!

image

Outdoor Learning in Geography - Physical and Human Features of Wetherby

Sophie in Year 6 was looking at identifying physical and human geographical features. She went out around Wetherby, identifying the different features we have in our local area!

The Leeds City Museum - Year 3's Egyptian Visit!

As part of their Egyptian History topic, the Year 3 children went to visit the Leeds City Museum's Egyptian Exhibit which they absolutely loved. They were able to take part in 'mummifying' workshops, as well as investigate certain artefacts and even see an actual mummy!

image

Local History Walk - Year 6

To finish off their Local History Study, Year 6 were given a local history tour by the Wetherby Civic Society. We split into two groups and spent 2 hours being shown lots of different (and in some cases secret) Historical spots in our local area.

One of the highlights was the 'Templar' cross!