At Howitt Primary, we love to bring History and Geography to life! A way that we do this is by having WOW days.
WOW days may include topic days, visitors coming to our school or school trips that enhance children’s History and Geography learning. WOW days can include: art, dancing, baking, music, singing, dressing up, team work and much more. Not only do WOW days enable our children to develop their History and Geography skills and knowledge, but WOW days also allow us to have lots of fun whilst learning in a different way!
See some of our fantastic WOW day pictures below.
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.
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!
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.