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Year 1 History


Year 1 visited the Time and Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth to continue our learning about life aboard the Titanic. We stepped back in time to become real passengers!

We thought about the class system on the boat and met Lady Strauss and her maid. We learned that Lady Strauss did not want to leave her husband on board the sinking ship, so she gave her life boat space to her maid, who survived.

We experienced what it was like to work on the Titanic and learned how to set a table for the First Class dining room. As first class passengers, we practised promenading on the deck and waltzing in the ballroom. We also plunged our hands into ice water to experience how cold it would have been for those who fell into the water.

After this, we used our historical investigation skills to go through to the cargo hold and rifle through suitcases. We put together clues to find out who they belonged to.

Finally, we were all given tickets with real passengers names on and learned who survived the tragedy and who didn’t. We decided that we were glad that we weren’t really passengers on the HMS Titanic.


Recovery Curriculum

Year one started the year by looking at their own personal history and how they had changed in their own lives. Thinking about the difference between the lives of babies and their current lives has helped the children to realise how much they have learnt and what they can do now that they couldn't do before.

"When I was a baby, I just lied down and couldn't walk"

"My mummy said I slept in a cot and had a bottle. Now I use a cup because I'm older"

"When I was in nursery I didn't even know how to write my name"