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Autumn - The Time Tunnel (WW1 and WWII)

Chronology involves putting things in the right order. This is very important when studying history because it helps us to see ‘the big picture’ – to understand the reasons why things have happened and how the present is influenced by the past.


Spring 1 - 900CE

We will be learning that at 900 CE different ancient civilizations were rising and declining across the world. We will study the ancient Mayan civilization, the Kingdom of Benin and the rise of the Islamic empire. We will need to be historians and use artefacts and historical sources to make observations about the life cycle of civilizations and the legacies they leave us. What happens when empires grow? What causes change and decline? What have we learnt from these past civilisations?


Spring 2 - Earth as an Island

What impact have humans had on the world’s islands? We will be learning about how islands, often once isolated places, have become increasingly part of the global community. How has this changed their culture, geographical features and ecosystems? As we go island hopping, we will need to be geographers, designers and artists who are internationally minded and globally competent.

Summer - Fairgrounds

We all know that fairground rides are designed to ignite our senses, through fear, excitement and the unexpected but how does this happen? How are these rides powered in a way which enables them to speed up and slow down at just the right moments, whilst staying on a track that twists upside down? As technologists and designers, we will use the science behind the rides to create our own fairground rides and games.