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At Westmeads we cover a range of topics including:

Roman Britain (Including Canterbury)

Toys (How have toys changed over time?)

Heroes vs Villains (Guy Fawkes)

Local History (Comparing old and new photos of our local surroundings)

Space (Famous astronauts)

World War II

Victorians by the sea

Explorers (Including local explorer Percy Powell-Cotton)

Great Fire of London

These are selected in line with KS1 programme of study and are chosen to incorporate our surrounding local area as well as other significant events.

Please see below for some examples of work and enrichment at Westmeads.

Year 2 learnt about Romans and wanted to find out if Rome was built in a day. They thought about what they already knew and what we wanted to find out throughout the term. Year 2 started the topic off with a ‘Roman Day’ and visited Canterbury Roman Museum as a 'Fantastic Finish'. 

Year 2 work on Romans

Canterbury Museum

Roman Day

World War II 

As part of Year 2's WW2 topic, the children visited the local Whitstable museum to look at artefacts from WW2 as well participate in an evacuation re-enactment day. Parents and carers were invited into school to take part. Firstly, the children waved their grown ups goodbye before leaving to be evacuated. On their safe return they had a Victory party to celebrate the end of the war.   

Year 1 exploring the CAT box containing old toys

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