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Howitt Primary Community School

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At Howitt Primary, we love to bring History and Geography to life! Take a look at some of our photographs from our previous learning!

Vikings End Outcome

Year 5 and 6 enjoyed ending their fantastic topic in a fun and exciting way. They built longhouses, sat around a campfire, sang war songs and prepared for battle with their Viking shields!


Year 5 and 6 enjoyed a visit from the Viking Eric Ericson. The children had the chance to immerse themselves in their learning, handle real life artefacts, dress up in Viking clothing and learn lots about the Viking period. As you can see, they had lots of fun! 

Chinese New Year:


The children in EYFS and Year 1 enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year! Reception and Nursery were lucky enough to experience a traditional Chinese dragon dance, whilst Year 1 began to use their Geography skills by using atlases and globes to locate China.

Southwell Workhouse:


Year 5 visited Southwell Workhouse to find out about life in Victorian Britain. The children got dressed up in traditional Victorian clothes and toured the workhouse. They even got to take part in a Victorian school lesson! Thankfully, all of the children were well behaved and didn’t receive any Victorian punishments!

Ancient Greece:


Year 4 had a visit from Alexis of Corinth who told them all about life as a Hoplite soldier. The children acted out a play telling the story of Theseus and the Minotaur and took part in a battle where they had to knock down the walls of Ancient Athens! The children had a fantastic day full of fun and learning.

Roman Soldier:


Year 3 had a fantastic day when they were visited by two Roman soldiers. Throughout the day, the children learnt about Roman artillery, the Roman army, the gladiator combats in the Colosseum and the barbaric battles that took place when the Romans invaded Britain. They really enjoyed getting into role - especially when they had to decide whether they wanted to be a member of the Roman army or part of an uncivilised Celtic tribe! 


The children loved the opportunity to see, handle and fire some Roman artillery, dress up in and explore a Roman soldier's kit and a particular highlight of the day was watching the final Gladiator showdown between Mrs Snow and Miss Brooks!