HISTORY

Head of History – Miss S Collins

samantha.collins@chs.schoolsedu.org.uk

 

KS3 – next 4 hours of learning

KS4 and 5 ongoing

 

Year 7

The focus of the activities is the use of literacy skills in History, building on prior knowledge.  The Year 7 activity before the Easter holidays was to undertake guided research on the Tudors.  The Tudors is also a topic area that nearly all our students would have studied aspects of in primary school.  The tasks ask them to read a children’s version of a Tudor event and complete some analysis of it.  They then should write their own children’s story of any event they have researched in Tudor times thinking about the features they have identified in the example.  The writing has to be based on a real event but a little imagination can be used along the way.  There are lots of videos and documentaries on line about the Tudors that may help.  The reading task should take about 1 hour and the creative writing task approximately 3 hours.  In the third hour they should carefully proof read their story checking spelling, punctuation and sentence structure.  They should also check they have used subject specific vocabulary that helps create a sense of the time period.

 

Year 8

The focus of the activities is the use of literacy skills in History, building on prior knowledge.  The Year 8 activity before the Easter holidays was to undertake guided research on the Tudors.  The tasks ask them to read a children’s version of a Tudor event and complete some analysis of it.  They then should write their own children’s story of any event they have researched in Tudor or Stuart times (they were studying this when school finished) thinking about the features they have identified in the example.  The writing has to be based on a real event but a little imagination can be used along the way.  There are lots of videos and documentaries on line about the Tudors that may help.  The reading task should take about 1 hour and the creative writing task approximately 3 hours.  In the third hour they should carefully proof read their story checking spelling, punctuation and sentence structure.  They should also check they have used subject specific vocabulary and details that helps create a sense of the time period.  They should also check for anachronisms, for example, in the 16th and 17th century they wouldn’t have had mobile phones.

 

Year 9

The focus of the activities is the use of literacy skills in History, building on prior knowledge.  The Year 9 activity before the Easter holidays was to undertake guided research on the Second World War.  The tasks ask them to read a children’s version of Dunkirk and complete some analysis of it.  They then should write their own children’s story of any event they have researched in World War Two thinking about the features they have identified in the example.  The writing has to be based on a real event but a little imagination can be used along the way.  There are lots of videos and documentaries on line about the Second World War that may help.  The reading task should take about 1 hour and the creative writing task approximately 3 hours.  In the third hour they should carefully proof read their story checking spelling, punctuation and sentence structure.  They should also check they have used subject specific vocabulary and details that helps create a sense of the time period.  They should also check for anachronisms, for example, in the Second World War they wouldn’t have had mobile phones, the internet or nuclear missiles.

 

Year 10

Students need to ensure that they have completed the Changes in Medicine course tasks that they already have (given out before Easter in paper format and electronic). This will be important should they choose to take the exam next year.  We will then be moving on to the USA 1910-29 and moving to build up content and knowledge on this unit.  We will be setting this work electronically.  There are also lots of resources on line for this course including BBC bitesize.