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Pontarddulais Primary School

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Autumn Term
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Castles and Dragons

This project has a history focus and teaches children about aspects of the middle ages of Welsh history between 1063 and 1283, a period that is generally known as Medieval Times. In this project children will learn about significant aspects of Welsh history including the Welsh Princes of the time and the four provinces of Gwynedd, Powys, Deheubarth and Morgannwg. The project will explore the Princes’ lifestyles, their homes and castles and their role in society. At the heart of this project children read, write and re-tell myths and legends and create their own stories in the same style. Children will learn additional skills in presenting and recounting historical information.

 

In this project the children will learn:

  • About the period 1063 to 1283 including the lives of the rich and poor;

  • How to use a range of historical source materials to find out

    information about the past;

  • How to order things chronologically;

  • About significant Welsh figures that shaped this period of history;

  • About the castles of Wales, their building, function and importance in the past and present times;

  • About cultural identity of Wales;

  • About the features of myths and legends and how to write one of

    their own;

  • How to use a range of mathematical, technological and artistic skills to create artefacts and models on an historical theme.

Spring Term
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Gods and Gladiators

This project has a history focus and teaches children about the significance of the Romans, who they were, where they came from and their impact on the Celt population of Wales and Britain. At the heart of this project the children learn how to write narrative stories with an historical setting and develop additional skills in persuasion and letter writing.

 

In this project the children will learn:

  • About the historical events associated with the Roman invasion of Britain and Wales and their settlement in these places;

  • About the culture, religion, buildings and way of life in Roman Britain, and how the settlement affected the Celtic people;

  • How to use a range of sources to gain information about the Celts and Romans;

  • How to present information and make a persuasive case;

  • How to write narrative stories set in an historical context.

Global Gourmet

This project has a food design and technology focus and teaches children about different food types from around the World, fair trade and the importance of eating a healthy diet for well being. At the heart of this project children will learn how to write formal and informal letters and develop additional skills in writing to advertise and inform.

In the Innovate Stage children apply their skills and understanding by opening an International Café for the day.

In this project the children will learn:

 

  • Where food originates from, and how food has a ‘carbon footprint’ which affects the cost;

  • About the cultural traditions relating to food; how food production is important to particular countries;

  • How diet affects our health and well being;

  • To make accurate measurements and calculate costs of food

    and ingredients;

  • To develop basic food technology skills and follow recipes;

  • To collaborate as a team, deciding on strengths, weaknesses and interests of team members;

  • How to write letters for a range of purposes both formally and informally.

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