01 Jul What’s happening in Year 4 – Week 4
This week Year 4 dived into Hackney’s past by taking part in a workshop, led by Hackney Museum. The children explored a selection of suitcases at the museum and worked together to unpick the clues and props, that revealed a story about who the case belonged to and how they ended up coming to Hackney. The children applied their historical enquiry skills beautifully and were able to use many of the clues to guess why people had moved, before finding out about any key dates. The children also loved being able to use their prior knowledge from our most recent Diverse Britain on the Windrush generation.
After this session, we took a short walk through to St. Augustine’s Tower, which is Hackney’s oldest building. The children walked up the thin, spiralled staircase and explored the inside of the tower. They stopped at many points along the way and even had an opportunity to ring the remaining bells of the tower. Once they reached the top, the children realised how much of East London’s skyline could be seen. They used the compass points on top of the tower to tell the direction of the wind and to give directions back to our school.
The workshop allowed the children to really consolidate their knowledge of our local area and they will be able to use the historical and geographical knowledge in future humanities studies!