Christ Church CofE Primary School

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Florence Nightingale Workshop

As part of their history topic ' People from the past who have helped us' Year 1 have been learning about Florence Nightingale. This week, they have enjoyed a visit from One Day Creative, who recreated the life of Florence Nightingale, taking them through each and every signifincant events that led her to become the brilliant nurse that she was. They enjoyed, learning how to become a good nurse, the struggles that Florence faced throughout her journey as well as the way that she helped many soldiers and hospitals.

The King's Coronation

We enjoyed a wonderful day on Friday 5th May celebrating a big part of history, the King's Coronation. To celebrate we were each given a King or a Queen from the past to learn about and look at where they are on the timeline in relation to King Charles III. We learnt about important events within their reign and also sketched them using various drawing tools. We enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea themed party lunch to celebrate this occasion and in the afternoon we wrote letters and cards to King Charles to congratulate him on his coronation.

Anglo-Saxon Workshop

Year 4, were lucky enough to take part in an Anglo-Saxon workshop. They were able to look at where the Anglo-Saxons came from, before coming over to Britain. They were able to research for themselves and find out lots of information about what life was like in Anglo-Saxon times. This included learning to play some Anglo-Saxon games that the children would have played during that era. They also were able to see what weapons the Anglo-Saxon warriors would have used and what they used to protect themselves during their battles.


Heritage Walk 


Year 1 have enjoyed visiting Derby Park to take part in a Heritage Walk, led by a local park ranger. The children explored the different areas of the park and learnt all about its history. They looked at some pictures of the park from the past and compared them to what the park looks like now. The children learnt some interesting facts about the different heritage features and enjoyed drawing pictures of them.   




Egyptian Workshop

Year 3 enjoyed an Egyptian workshop during the Spring term. They learnt how to read hieroglyphics to code break and find out what their missions for the day was.  They worked hard deciphering clues to solve the quiz questions and played an Egyptian board game called Hounds and Jackals. In the afternoon they performed the mummification ritual and learnt about Egyptian culture and why they mummificed bodies in the way that they did. They also learnt about the geography of Egypt and how it changes over time.

Black History Month

During Black History month, Year 5 and 6 have taken part in Black History Drama workshops which was led by One Day Creative. During these workshops, they have been celebrating the accomplishments of Muhammed Ali, Harriet Tubman, Barack Obama and many more. They explored a real time timeline and also learnt about civil inequality and how it is relevant to us today.

Year 3 Trip to Port Sunlight

Year 3's have been learning about the life of William Lever and the impact he made on the local area, in particular, Port Sunlight.  The children discovered how Lord Lever improved the lives of his employees during the Edwardian period in a time where factory workers were treated poorly and lived in terrible conditions.  The children enjoyed exploring the village by going on a tour and visiting the Lady Lever Art Gallery. 

The Queen's Jubilee

To celebrate the Queen's special day, KS1 and KS2 created a Jubilee timeline displaying the seven decades of Her Majesty's reign.  Each year group received a decade where they explored major events, music, fashion and art.  Classes were able to visit the timelines and identify the key events they had been learning in class.

Explorers Workshop


Year 2 enjoyed taking part in a History workshop all about some of the world's most famous explorers. During their interactive workshop, they travelled back in time to explore the lives of Neil Armstrong and Amy Johnson and imagined what it would have felt like to be such a significant individual.  



The Great Fire of London Workshop


Year 1 have enjoyed taking part in a History workshop all about The Great Fire of London, led by Divergent Drama. The children took part in the interactive workshop and enjoyed using props to create scenes from the event. They learnt lots of interesting facts about how the fire started, how it was finally put out and what happened afterwards.