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History @ Denbigh CPS

Subject Lead: Miss Baird

At Denbigh, History is taught through a topic so that our children get to learn about different periods in history each year, ranging from Ancient Greece and Rome to Vikings and World War II. We aim to inspire pupil’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world. We make every effort to develop meaningful links between subjects to give our pupils a cross curricular context. Through our link with North Tyneside’s library service, we are able to immerse the children in their topics by using books and real artefacts in our classrooms. We create engaging lessons using drama and to reinforce their learning, we employ theatre groups and visitors to bring the subject alive.

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Dragons recalling the learning about the Great Fire of Gateshead and Newcastle. We tested our knowledge with a quiz, then drew story maps and acted out the main events to help us with writing our recounts. #dcpsdragon #dcpshistory #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Year 5 have been learning all about King Alfred the Great this week during our Topic sessions. We had to work as a team to order different reasons about why he was such an important king in Anglo-Saxon times. We then introduced him to social media by creating his very own Twitter profile. #dcpsdolphin #dcpscore #dcpshistory ... See MoreSee Less

Year 3 had a great Stone Age day despite the rain. We worked in teams to make Bourbonhenge, handled artefacts, made porridge, built fires and dens and cooked fish.
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Holly Cummings

Year 3 had a great Stone Age day despite the rain. We worked in teams to make Bourbonhenge, handled artefacts, made porridge, built fires and dens and cooked fish.
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That’s fab 😊

More from our fantastic Stone Age day a Rising sun #dcpsturtles #dcpslizards #dcpshistory #dcpslotc #dcpstopic ... See MoreSee Less

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Joanne Mcmurray

Year 3 have had an amazing day on our visit to the rising sun. We learned about living outdoors in the Stone Age. We made our own flour, made and cooked our own bread on the campfire and done a spot of den building all before the rain came!
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James Fordham

The dinos imagining they were watching the fire from the Newcastle side
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Mandie Boak

The dinos reenacting the great fire of Gateshead and Newcastle, saving part of the city by knocking down houses, preventing the fire from spreading further.
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The dinos had a fantastic day today with Richard (aka That History Bloke) as they visited the location of the great fire of Gateshead and Newcastle. They stood in the place where a Victorian street would have been 165 years ago which was destroyed by the fire with only a few bricks remaining to tell of its existence. We saw where the cloth factory would have been where the fire started and learned about the warehouse next door which served as fuel for the fire resulting in a massive explosion. This took us over the swing bridge to the Newcastle side of the river to experience what it would have been like for the people watching this tragedy take place. A quick visit to Bessie Surtees house followed with a spot of re-enactment in a truly beautiful building. Ask us about the heroic Charles Bertram who gave up his life in an attempt to save others from the blaze.
This afternoon we explored the iconic bridges of Newcastle, including the New Tyne Bridge. We even saw the Millennium bridge open to let a boat through before we designed our own bridge to span the river.
History learning through experiences at its best!
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Brilliant day!

This afternoon Dragons learned all about the Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead. We had great fun trying to put the fire out in Gateshead before crossing over the Swing Bridge to find out how the fire spread to Newcastle. We talked about how the fire was stopped from spreading as we sat in the historic Bessie Surtees house. Ask use about brave Charles Bertram. #dcpsdragons #dcpshistory #dcpscore #dcpslotc ... See MoreSee Less

Year 2 Dragons are having an amazing afternoon with Richard - That History Bloke. We have been looking at Victorian artefacts to help us understand what it was like to live over 100 years ago. We have even been lucky enough to hold them and try some of them on! We have also been learning about Victorian jobs. This is getting us ready (and very excited) for our Quayside trip next week. #dcpsdragons #dcpshistory #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Year 2 Dinosaurs are having the most amazing morning with Richard - aka That History Bloke! We are learning all about life on Newcastle Quayside in Victorian Times in preparation for our trip on Thursday. #dcpshistory #dcpscore #dcpsdinosaur ... See MoreSee Less

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