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Spring Term

Childhood

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In the Childhood project, your child will learn words and phrases related to the passage of time. They will explore artefacts to help them to understand childhood in the past and how childhood has changed over time. They will explore the six stages of life and explore timelines and family trees. Everyday life in the 1950s will be explored, including shopping, transport, family life and childhood. They will also learn about the significance of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953 by studying photographs and online sources. The children will use maps to explore how places have changed over time and highlight any similarities or differences between childhood today and childhood in the 1950s. At the end of the project, they will create knowledge organisers for children who are about to study the topic of childhood.

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Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge – Mem Fox

Memorable experienceChildhood past and present
Innovate challengeChildhood knowledge organisers
HistoryHistorical vocabulary; Historical artefacts; Timelines; Everyday life and childhood in the 1950s; Significant events – Queen's coronation; Enquiry
EnglishAutobiographies; Non-chronological reports; Riddles
GeographySettlements; Changes over time
PSHEStages of life; Changes
Science investigationsWhat can you remember?

Knowledge organiser

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