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13/05/24

👋 Our school council hosted to put forward their questions to a politician and learn more about his professional life.📘 Robert kindly donated a copy of The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien to our school library, which pupils are looking forward to reading. pic.twitter.com/Uuz8GigNaO

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01/05/24

🔥 Pupils in Years 2 and 3 learnt about the importance and dangers of Carbon Monoxide and how we can keep ourselves safe.🚨 Children learnt more about checking appliances at home via an interactive workshop and carbon monoxide alarms were given out to take home. pic.twitter.com/9GV23T6ApR

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27/03/24

🗣️ Our choir represented the school at an amazing concert called 🏟️ Two of our pupils were chosen to walk across Wembley stage, proudly displaying the Freshwaters banner. 🎶 Throughout the day, the choir got to sing and dance to a range of different songs pic.twitter.com/OwNIBYPs4s

22/03/24

Mr Newborough has been stepping up his London Marathon training! 🏃‍♂️He's so close to hitting his fundraising target too. If you'd like to help him reach it you can do so on https://t.co/sxXBXaC3qJ pic.twitter.com/gCCsl0WRd0

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15/03/24

🔴 Pupils celebrated Red Nose Day and showed their support for the amazing charity 🫂 The children all looked amazing in our assembly this morning and recognised the importance of giving to others. pic.twitter.com/SJx0OAVCna

08/03/24

On we’re celebrating Amy Dias 🙌 Senior Lead Practitioner and Designated Safeguarding Lead at Freshwaters Primary Academy 💙#IWD2024 pic.twitter.com/zCMB4Fs8yB

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08/03/24

On we’re celebrating Amy Dias 🙌 Senior Lead Practitioner and Designated Safeguarding Lead at Freshwaters Primary Academy 💙#IWD2024 pic.twitter.com/zCMB4Fs8yB

08/03/24

On we’re celebrating Jo Mullane 🙌 Senior Lead Practitioner at Freshwaters Primary 💙#IWD2024 pic.twitter.com/jYmTzDsGI7

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08/03/24

On we’re celebrating Jo Mullane 🙌 Senior Lead Practitioner at Freshwaters Primary 💙#IWD2024 pic.twitter.com/jYmTzDsGI7

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07/03/24

📚 It's and pupils kicked off their day with a whole school assembly full of colourful characters🤝 Throughout the day, pupils picked up their books and read in groups to share their stories pic.twitter.com/sWZ45iwoqf

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16/02/24

Our nursery parents and carers joined the team in Hungry Caterpillars to celebrate the Chinese New Year 🐲 pic.twitter.com/0abCBUjVWQ

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30/01/24

🤝 A big thank you to HTS Group Ltd. for providing a funding donation of £1500 to revamp and improve on our outdoor Reception space 🔨 pic.twitter.com/Ts8wfG10WF

26/01/24

Good Luck Mr Newborough! 🏃💨 https://t.co/QxCNIC0Sbh

25/01/24

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25/01/24

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19/01/24

BMAT have partnered with to provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training in Essex and London.Our programme offers PGCE with QTS at Primary and Secondary schools in Epping, Harlow, Stansted Mountfitchet and Newham.https://t.co/Rllv13cdOS pic.twitter.com/HgAkrpNCGz

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19/01/24

BMAT have partnered with to provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training in Essex and London.Our programme offers PGCE with QTS at Primary and Secondary schools in Epping, Harlow, Stansted Mountfitchet and Newham.https://t.co/Rllv13cdOS pic.twitter.com/HgAkrpNCGz

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06/12/23

⭐🎄 This morning, pupils in Nursery & reception classes performed their version of the Nativity to their parents and carers.👼 All the children performed amazingly, and you could tell how hard all the children had been practising. pic.twitter.com/Qz1hrY2At0

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30/11/23

🎅 Santa's next Stop was , where he was met with a warm welcome from the headteacher and members of the school council 🎄 pic.twitter.com/KL8fVgkGQg

30/11/23

🎅 Santa's next Stop was , where he was met with a warm welcome from the headteacher and members of the school council 🎄 pic.twitter.com/KL8fVgkGQg

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History

History At Freshwaters

At Freshwaters, we feel that the teaching of history is essential for our children to develop an understanding of the past and how that has impacted on our lives today. Our creative curriculum is used to inspire and motivate our children to ask questions, to be curious and become modern day historians. Studying history enables the children to use a range of skills; including critical thinking, examining evidence, use of timelines and the understanding of new vocabulary. The vocabulary linked to a specific area of history is taught at the beginning of each lesson to enable all our pupils to access their learning without any barriers. A Big Question is then used to open up an enquiry led lesson and a range of resources used to draw conclusions and greater understanding of events.

‘The Investigation of the meaning of words is the beginning of education’ – Antisthenes 455 BC

History is taught by class teachers in three annual modules from Nursery through to year 6. In our Early years, history is taught through storytelling, carpet time and immersive play. We believe in bringing history to life, which includes role play, drama, the use of documentaries, media, visiting groups, immersive days and visits to a range of museums.

What will our historians be learning?

Nursery

Nursery pupils begin their journey by learning about their Family History. This is followed by delving into Our History and My History. At the end of the year they look at the concept of Past and Present and begin to compare objects and ideas.

Reception

Our Reception pupils begin the year by recapping their Family History and then move onto looking at Mary Anning and her amazing discoveries and how this links to current day natural historian, David Attenborough. At the end of the year they once again look at the Idea of Past and Present and delve much deeper into how things have changed over a period of time.

Year 1

In year one they look at how toys have changed and developed over time in their module of Toys Past and Present. They then focus on Florence Nightingale and look at how medicine during this time compares to our current National Health Service. At the end of the year, they move on to study the events that led up to and caused The Great Fire of London, culminating in a day in the life of a Londoner during this period in history.

Year 2

Year 2 begin the year by looking at Castles during the Mediaeval period and what life was life for those that lived in them.  They then look at Intrepid Explorers, including Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong. They finish the year discovering Famous Queens of Britain, including: Queen Elizabeth the First, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth the second and how their reigns differed during the periods of history.

Year 3

Year 3 start the year looking at the home front during World War 2 and how this impacted on people’s lives, including evacuees. In Spring the year group at Stone Age to Iron Age and compare life during this time to modern days and the impact they had on Britain. Year 3 finish the year investigating the Invaders and Settlers during Roman times and the impact the Roman invasion had on the Celts in Britain.

Year 4

In year 4 they start the year by looking at the Tudor period and discover why Henry V111 married six times. In the Spring term, they look at the amazing world of Ancient Egypt and delve into the pyramids, mummification and the worshipping of the many gods. They end the year by looking at the Anglo Saxons, Picts and Scots and research the mystery behind the archaeological discoveries at Sutton Hoo.

Year 5

Year 5 begin the year by looking at the events that led up to World War 1. They discover what life was like for both soldiers and civilians and the impact this great war had on Europe and the rest of the world. During the spring term, year 5 focus on Who were the Ancient Greeks? How the Greeks lived, their art and the impact they had on modern life with the introduction of democracy and monarchs. Year five finish the year looking at Crime and Punishment throughout history and how this has changed over time.

 

Year 6

Year 6 begin their history modules with Medicine and Disease, which looks at how this has changed and developed since prehistoric times to our current National Health System. They investigate key people and important discoveries during history. During the Spring term, year 6 focus on World War 2, with particular emphasis on the impact of Adolf Hitler, Prisoners of War and propaganda. Year 6 complete the year by looking at The Atlantic Slave Trade and the links between Britain, West Africa and America. The history of these events are discussed and the impact that this has made on current history and the changes it brought about.

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