Beighton Nursery and Infant School

Beighton Nursery and Infant School
Beighton Nursery and Infant School

History

History Mission Statement 

At our school, we don’t view History as simply facts and dates, but see it as a chance for our children to become detectives and explore the past in exciting ways. We want our children to be open minded about the past, as well as giving them the skills needed to enquire, analyse, interpret and problem solve. We want them to understand how people lived in the past and begin to make links between the past and modern times. We encourage first-hand experience wherever possible; visits, interactive workshops and visiting experts play an important role.

We teach children a sense of chronology, and through this they develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. Therefore, they learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain.

History Curriculum

Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and 2

History at home 

Here is a brilliant website for you to access with your child. It is filled with lots of facts about different historical events, as well as engaging, informative videos to bring history to life! 

History support

http://www.historyforkids.net/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/history/

http://www.history-for-kids.com/

Geography

Geography Mission Statement 

 At our school, we want the children to develop their knowledge of people and places and to understand the physical, social and economic forces which shape those places and the lifestyles of the people who live there.

We see Geography as the study of real places and of how the people living there are influenced by and affect the environment of those places. Geography explores the relationship between earth and its people. It studies the location of the physical and human features of the earth.

Our geographical studies cover knowledge of physical and human features locally and in the wider world. They use a wide variety of sources, including maps, the internet and photos to establish the location of countries, cities, mountain ranges, rivers and seas or oceans. Children are also introduced to the economic and environmental factors which affect development and sustainability.

Geography Curriculum 

 Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and 2

 Geography at home 

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/geography/

http://www.3dgeography.co.uk/geography-of-the-uk

Culture Week

During March, all children took part in a fabulous week dedicated to the learning of Culture. Each Year group was able to delve into the study of a chosen Country. Children learnt all about their chosen country, from food, clothing, schools and religion.

In Nursery, the children chose to learn about India. They focused on the dance and food.

The Reception children learnt about Italy. It was clear that the food tasting was a big hit.

 

In Year 1, the children chose to study China. They looked at a range of aspects of China. They really enjoyed comparing their school to some of those in China. The children could not believe how many children were in the classes and how long their school day is!

 

Finally, in Year 2, Brazil was the chosen country. The children learnt all about the rainforest and how parts of it are in danger.

At the end of the week, the whole school took part in an 'Around the World Walk'. Each class set up all of there learning from the week for others to see. The children moved between the classrooms, visiting each country to learn new things!

 

 

 

  

Chinese New Year

To celebrate Chinese New Year in February this year, our children got to take part in some of the fantastic Chinese traditions. They had a special visitor that bought the most beautiful Chinese umbrellas for them to dance with.
Did you know that Umbrellas are used for dancing to celebrate at weddings, births and many other events? The umbrella symbolises honour and wealth. It is usually decorated with flowers or other pretty patterns. The Chinese umbrella has been used in dance for thousands of years. 
Children learnt lots of short dance routines and also, how to dance safely with the umbrellas. 
Also, to celebrate Chinese New Year further, some children had the opportunity to try some traditional Chinese Food dishes. The children learnt about a typical celebratory banquet and used their senses to help them become part of those celebrations!