This term, Year 3 learnt all about settlements in Ancient Egypt, the Stone Age and Hoddesdon. Throughout the topic, the children were fully engaged and excited to learn all about the wonders of the Pyramids, Stone Henge and the early Britons.
We had an immersive experience day where the children got to dress up as though they lived in the Stone Age and learnt to complete tasks that would have been carried out thousands of years ago. Pupils enjoyed listening to how the early Britons used to hunt for food and create fire. It gave the children the opportunity to get hands on with their learning and really helped them understand what life was like back then. From this, we studied Hoddesdon’s history and how its population has grown.
The pupils loved our walk around Hoddesdon and learnt about the human and
physical features we see every day as well as the historical links.
This gave the children the opportunity to discuss what was good about Hoddesdon but also what could be improved. We discussed our observations and put together some ideas for a pitch to Love Hoddesdon members. Pupils worked in groups to write out a script describing what they’d like to change about Hoddesdon and how we might potentially achieve this. After practicing our scripts, they successfully pitched their plans to Love Hoddesdon who were delighted to hear such great ideas.