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History @ Denbigh CPS

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.

1 week ago

Denbigh Community Primary School

While some year 5 children were at High Borrans, other children worked with the architecture company to build a Tudor Globe Theatre #dcpswhales #dcpsdolphins #dcpshistory #dcpstopic #dcpsstem ... See MoreSee Less

The Dragons....saving Newcastle from the fire! Hooray! #dcpsdragons #dcpshistory ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Denbigh Community Primary School

The Dragons braved the windy Quayside today to continue our Victorian journey. We started with the fab Richard to learn about the Great Fire of Gateshead and Newcastle which happened in 1854. We learned that in started in a cloth factory in Gateshead, then walked across the Swing Bridge to hear how a huge explosion then caused the fire to spread to Newcastle. In Bessie Surtees’ house, we used our knowledge of the Great Fire of London to talk how they stopped the fire spreading. After a well deserved lunch at the Baltic, we explored the bridges of the River Tyne and even had a go at making a few of our own. Well done Dragons on an enjoyable day and excellent behaviour. #dcpsdragons #dcpshistory ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Denbigh Community Primary School

That History Bloke visited the Dragons yesterday. We had a lovely afternoon learning about life on the Quayside 164 years ago. We looked at Victorian artefacts and learnt about the different jobs people had and were quite glad we didn’t have to do some of them! This all set the scene for our trip to the Quayside! #dcpsdragons #dcpshistory ... See MoreSee Less

The Dinos re-enacted the spread of the fire but managed to halt its progress by knocking down houses so that some of Newcastle was saved. Hurrah!
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Adrianne Turnbull

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The Dinos imagining they were the crowds of people watching the fire spread from the cloth factory to the warehouse from the apparent safety of the Newcastle side before the sulphur in the warehouse caused a huge explosion which sent fiery rubble across the river and onto the watching crowds.
Great acting kids.
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Adrianne Turnbull

3 weeks ago

Denbigh Community Primary School

The Dinos had a fabulous day today at Gateshead and Newcastle Quayside. We started our day in the Baltic, exploring all the bridges on the River Tyne where we drew what we could see before constructing our own bridges. We have some engineers of the future in this class. Their architecture was amazing. Then this afternoon we joined Richard to learn more about The Great Fire of Gateshead and Newcastle which took place on the 6th October 1854. We learned about how the fire started in a cloth factory on the Gateshead side just under the New Tyne Bridge, how it spread to a neighbouring factory and how a huge explosion sent fiery rubble over to the Newcastle side, setting buildings alight along the Quayside from the Tyne bridge to the Millennium bridge. We visited Bessie Surtees’ house to explore why the fire spread so quickly and how the spread was stopped by knocking down houses.
The children are now experts in this and know so many facts about this local historical event.
A bit of trivia for you all - John Dobson (who designed Newcastle Railway Station) had a son called Alexander who sadly died in the great explosion on Gateshead quayside, afterwards John was instrumental in designing the new stone buildings which now line the river on the Newcastle side.
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3 weeks ago

Denbigh Community Primary School

That History Bloke visited The Dinos today to talk to them about an event which took place 164 years ago. We explored Victorian artefacts and talked about the different jobs people may have had in Gateshead Quayside over a hundred years ago. Tomorrow we go to visit the Quayside to learn more about this mysterious event. We can’t wait ...........
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