On Wednesday 14th November all the classes took part in History Day. The day began with an assembly where we tried to answer the questions: What is History? and Why is History Important? We talked about being a Historian, using our detective skills to pick up clues which help us to understand about the past.
Everyone took part in a range of exciting and informative activities throughout the day including researching the History of Lego; tasting Roman food and making Roman mosaics; talking about and handling war time artefacts and investigating the origin of place names in Somerset.
Did You Know? Woolavington is a Saxon name
(Wool – spring, ing - group of people, ton – enclosed farm)
so it’s original name meant, ‘water by the farm where people live.’)
I enjoyed popping into all the classes during History Day, it was great to see and hear the enthusiasm the children were showing in their History learning.