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Year 1


As Historians, the children explored learning about the sinking of the Titanic. Children learnt about what life was like aboard the Titanic, why the ship sank and how it could have been stopped. Children will be taking on the role of a historian and learning about all aspects of the topic from a wide variety of historical sources to build their understanding.


In this topic you are going to find out about three of the most famous queens that each ruled this country for a very long time. One lived nearly 500 years ago and one died very recently, so you will see how life has changed a lot over the centuries. The first of our queens, Elizabeth I, who never married or had children, was the most powerful and since then control over the country passed much more to parliament. Each queen had a very different personality but they were all popular and did their best for their people. Queen Elizabeth I fought off an invasion, Queen Victoria saw Britain become the most powerful country in the world and Queen Elizabeth II managed to hold the country together at a time of major change in which Britain became less important in the world.


In this topic Year 1 are going to learn that people have been going on seaside holidays for over 200 years but they only became popular in Victorian times, over 100 years ago. This is because there were holidays for the first time and people could travel by the new invention of steam trains and railways. People tended to dress in heavier dark clothes to keep the sun off their skins. Many activities that children get involved in on the beach today are similar to those 100 years ago. Seaside holidays have changed quite a lot in terms of where people go nowadays (often aboard) and how we get there (often on cheap flights). Some people preferred the simpler seaside holidays in the past because there was no traffic jams, fewer queues and less pollution.