Horsforth Newlaithes

Primary School

Decades Day

In June 2019 the whole school had a day dedicated to all things History. Each year group from Y1 to Y6 chose a decade to focus on, and spent the day learning about the people, events and pastimes of that decade. Mrs Atcheson worked in the small hall with children from Reception to Year 6, looking at objects and photographs, asking questions and discussing what the objects might have been used for.

At Newlaithes our children learn about their topics through their lesson plans, visitors and trips. In recent years we have enjoyed visits to Eden Camp (Y5), Murton Park (Y3 and 4), Skipton Castle, Thwaite Mills and Armley Mills. We have also had visits from the Holocaust Museum, as well as parents and grandparents helping with our local history as well as Decades Day in June 2019.

Local history has also been developed through our RAF project in 2018, when we held an assembly to commemorate 100 years of the RAF. A parent, Simon, came in to talk to the children about his role in the RAF and tell us of a sponsored walk he was taking part in. Each class worked on a mini project which was collected by Simon and accompanied him on his walk. 
In November 2018 we also commemorated 100 years since the end of WW1, by working toether to create a poppy made out of stones collected by children in both key stages. Some children wrote the names of family members who have been lost in wars through the years.