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History at Ashurst

History at Ashurst is taught as a discrete subject developing children's subject knowledge and historical skills through enquiry based learning.  We have chosen specific focus areas based on the needs of our children, providing them with key knowledge that makes links with the world they live in today and enhanced through enrichment opportunities.


Mrs K. Crampton Humanities Leader 

Black History Competition- Last year, we entered the Black History competition of being able to show on a poster what it means to be black and proud. The most amazing news is we won the competition and also had a runner up entry that will be displayed in the slavery museum. The winning artwork is displayed on the side of a police van and we had the privilege of viewing this as a school. The artwork was outstanding and we were all so proud of the winning entry.

Anglo Saxons- Year 5 have worked collaboratively to place the different periods in order on a timeline. They revisited previous learning of when the Roman Empire took place and how this links with their new topic of the Anglo Saxons. They were able to notice that the Anglo Saxons invaded Britain when the Romans had left to go back to Rome. The children then explored how the Anglo Saxons established Anglo Saxon Kingdoms.

Greeks- Year 4 loved learning about the Greeks and finding out about their influences on Britain today. They were able to use all their new knowledge and understanding when contributing in a Greek workshop. They were able to dress up as Greek characters and role play scenarios that happened. 

Upcoming history events

Black History Month- October 

Black History Week 23rd October  

Keeping checking this page to watch our learning journey in History and the excellent provision on offer.