Welcome back to another year at Coley!
We have been working hard on our history learning and now cover a huge range of time periods and significant people through history. We use the time period to find out information but mainly we work on our historical enquiry skills so we can apply this learning to any piece of history we might want to find out more about.
I have been working with the Reading Museum this year on how to make the Abbey Ruins more accessible not just for educational groups but for families who may want to explore reading together and find out more... for example did you know historians and archaeologists currently believe there could be a king buried in Forbury Gardens or underneath the nursery there?
Did you know that Hugh Farringdon is named after a religious man who lived in Reading at the time Henry VIII changed the countries religion and because he stood up to him Henry had his head chopped off for all to head his warning?
Please see Reading Museum website or sign up to What's on in Reading to find out more about what you could explore as a family.
We are still part of the loan service from Reading Museum where we have boxes of artefacts related to our topic and use these to think about what we can learn from historical objects and how an archaeologist or a historian might think, encouraging the use of questioning to develop ideas.
We hope to have another successful year developing these skills and encouraging children to take more of an interest in history and how these people and events have effected the way we live our lives today.
Please feel free to ask Miss Rackley for any further information or links to the Reading Museum and other places you could visit.
We have been thrilled with the range of time periods explored across school. We have particularly enjoyed the special day where we all got to imagine what it would be like to journey through time to another century, or perhaps live as other people once lived!
We love exploring how people lived from different time periods and what our lives might have been like it we had to live in that time.
We also work on skills needed for historical investigation such as validity of sources and exploring artefacts. Each class will have boxes of artefacts related to their topic loaned to them by Reading Museum to give them a hands on experience.
To begin we will add the links for the National Curriculum for History and another amazing website with a wealth of information to explore.
This year we have been involved in a link project with Reading Museum.
More information about this can be found at the website below.