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Dynasties

Our whole school Dynasties 21/22 project has the common thread of studying how civilisations have shaped the world and our lives. Our children will be looking at a range of dynasties, cultures, societies and empires to find out about their legacies how they have influenced and formed society, culture, and the way of life across history – from dinosaurs up to present Royal Families. Our children will also study animal dynasties looking at how they struggle against rivals and against the forces of nature, fighting for their own survival and for the future of their dynasties. 

Children will be taught historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses. 

 

Through all national curriculum subjects and the Early Years Framework, each year group explores different aspects: 

Foundation Stage: Dangerous Dinosaurs 

This exciting project teaches children about the different animals that roamed Earth millions of years ago and how they are related to animals that live on Earth today. 

Year 1 / 2: Humans - tbc

Year 3 / 4: Burps, bottoms and bile -

Open wide – let’s take a look inside. We’re on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside your body. Do you have a toothy grin or a winning smile? Take dental impressions and test the effects of sugary substances on your pearly whites. Follow a tasty morsel as it makes its way through your digestive system, helped by some mouthwatering saliva. And don’t forget the importance of good hygiene at both ends. And whilst we’re talking business, could you recognise an animal just by its poo? Are you brave enough to take the challenge? Make a working model of the digestive system and use it to persuade others to eat healthily. Learn how to look after this marvellous belching, squelching, mixture making machine we call our body.

Year 5 / 6; Dynamics -

This project teaches children about the history of ancient China, focusing primarily on the Shang Dynasty, and explores the lasting legacy of the first five Chinese dynasties, some of which can still be seen in the world today.

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